Accession Number : ADA295620

Title :   Aircraft Mishap Investigation Handbook for Electronic Hardware.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 91-Nov 94,

Corporate Author : FAILURE ANALYSIS ASSOCIATES INC FRAMINGHAM MA ELECTRICAL DIV

Personal Author(s) : Galler, Donald ; Glover, Duncan ; Kusko, Alexander

PDF Url : ADA295620

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 327

Abstract : This handbook contains procedures and guidelines to aid in the analysis and investigation of electrical and electronic components involved in aircraft mishap investigations. Failure analysis techniques for the evaluation of electrical and electronic components are summarized for lamps, wiring, connectors, circuit breakers, printed wiring boards, and microelectronic devices. Techniques using optical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for the analysis of these components are described. Energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX) of elemental constituents, X-ray radiography, and specialized electrical measurements are also described.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, *AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, *ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPES, AIRCRAFT, ENERGY, FAILURE, X RAYS, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, OPTICAL ANALYSIS, MICROELECTRONICS, SUBMINIATURE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, PRINTED CIRCUITS, HANDBOOKS, RADIOGRAPHY, DISPERSIONS, CIRCUIT BREAKERS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE