Perspectives on Integrating Structural Health Monitoring Systems into Fixed-Wing Military Aircraft
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) is prepared for stakeholders seeking information about the evolution, integration, and approval of SHM technologies for military aircraft systems. The report provides this information in the form of (a) two military organizations’ perspectives on requirements, and (b) general SHM challenges and industry perspectives. The report only provides information to generate awarness of prespectives for military aircraft and, hence, assists those who are involved in developing SHM systems understanding the broad range of regulations, requirements, and standards published by military organizations that are available in the public domain from the military organizations.
A wide range of engineering disciplines are required to evolve Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) technologies, and to integrate these technologies into military aircraft. ARP6461 provides information about these disciplines in the form of guidance for implementation of SHM on civil transport airplanes. For military aircraft, SHM development activities will benefit from further information highlighting the perspectives of international military organizations in terms of their requirements, SHM use cases, and SHM challenges.