Accession Number : ADA299401

Title :   FY96 Materials and Processes Technology Area Plan (TAP).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

PDF Url : ADA299401

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The Materials and Processes Technology Area Plan (M&P TAP) describes the research and development activities performed by the Wright-Laboratory's Materials Directorate (WL/XL) at WPAFB, OH. WL/ML is responsible for developing M&P technologies for all Air Force aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles systems. M&P for Structures, Propulsion, and Subsystems thrust of the M&P TAP describes the development of technologies utilizing advanced composite materials, lightweight - aluminum and titanium alloys, high temperature intermetallics, and improved fluids, lubricants, and coatings. Applications include airframe and engine retrofits, high speed aircraft, spacelift, missiles and satellites. The M&P for Electronics, Optics, and Survivability thrust of the M&P TAP describes the development of materials for high temperature semiconductors and superconductors, advanced infrared detectors, non-linear optical devices, and laser hardening. Applications include high power radar and avionic systems, infrared countermeasures, and sensor and aircrew laser protection. The M&P for Systems and Operational Support thrust of the M&P TAP describes the development of nondestructive inspection (NDI) techniques and repair of composite and LO materials. It also describes ML's interface with all Air Force fielded systems through logistic centers and system project offices (SPOs) and by conducting electronic and structural failure analysis. jg p.1

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES, *SPACECRAFT, *AIRCRAFT, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, AVIONICS, HIGH POWER, ELECTRONICS, OPTICS, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, SURVIVABILITY, FLIGHT CREWS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, HIGH TEMPERATURE, HIGH VELOCITY, SUPERCONDUCTORS, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, RADAR, SEMICONDUCTORS, COATINGS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, REPAIR, ALUMINUM, INSPECTION, AIRFRAMES, PROTECTION, LOGISTICS, INFRARED DETECTORS, FLUIDS, LASER SAFETY, INFRARED COUNTERMEASURES, FAILURE(MECHANICS), THRUST, LUBRICANTS, TITANIUM ALLOYS, RADIATION HARDENING, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS).

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Aircraft
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE