Accession Number : ADA189055

Title :   Aircraft Electromagnetic Compatibility.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 85-Jun 87,

Corporate Author : BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Clarke, Clifton A ; Larsen, William E

PDF Url : ADA189055

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : This aircraft electromagnetic compatibility document is for those individuals associated with the engineering design and test of commercial aircraft. The document illustrates aircraft architecture, electromagnetic interference environments, electromagnetic compatibility protection techniques, program specifications, tasks, and verification and validation procedures. The environments of 400-Hz power, electrical transients, and radio frequency fields are portrayed and related to thresholds of avionics electronics. Five layers of protection for avionics are defined. Recognition is given to some present-day electromagnetic compatibility weaknesses and issues which serve to re-emphasize the importance of EMC verification of equipment and parts, and their ultimate EMC validation on the aircraft. Proven standards of grounding, bonding, shielding, wiring, and packaging are laid out to help provide a foundation for a comprehensive approach to successful future aircraft design and an understanding of cost-effective EMC in an aircraft setting. The bibliography contains excellent in-depth articles on specific aspects of electromagnetic compatibility for those who desire further study.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, *AVIONICS, *ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY, *RADIO FIELDS, ARCHITECTURE, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE, EMISSION, ENGINEERING, LAYERS, PACKAGING, PROTECTION, RADIOFREQUENCY, SETTING(ADJUSTING), SPECIFICATIONS, TEST VEHICLES, TRANSIENTS, VALIDATION

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE