Accession Number : ADP004009

Title :   Laser Paint Removal,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Mallets,T.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The Laser Paint Stripper program is a three phase effort which includes: feasibility demonstration; prototype optimization; and implementation at our Air Logistic Centers (depots) by FY88. Major technical areas that make up the automated system include: (a) laser device with power and uptime to handle the number and size of aircraft (F-16 vs C-5A); (b) the beam transport and manipulation system; (c) controls for beam/aircraft safety, alignment, and surface condition sensors; (d) integration software; and (e) cleanup of residue products.

Descriptors :   *Aircraft maintenance, Laser applications, Paints, Removal, Automation, Laser beams, Control systems, Manipulators, Aircraft, Surface properties, Air Force facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE