Accession Number : ADP006543

Title :   Aircraft Tracking for Structural Fatigue,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIEANLAGEN-BETRIEBSGESELLSCHAFT M B H OTTOBRUNN (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Neunaber, R.

Report Date : DEC 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Aircraft tracking is carried out for flight safety reasons, but with an increasing tendency also for economic reasons. With the latter aspect the cost-to-performance ratio becomes more and more important. To take care of both, for the WS Tornado the parametric data acquisition of the crash recorder was extended to a multi-level tracking concept composed of the sectors Temporary Aircraft Tracking, Selected Aircraft Tracking, Individual Aircraft Tracking.

Descriptors :   *FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, *FATIGUE(MECHANICS), *STRAIN(MECHANICS), ACQUISITION, AIRCRAFT, COSTS, CRASHES, DATA ACQUISITION, ECONOMICS, FLIGHT, RATIOS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, SAFETY, TRACKING, FLIGHT RECORDERS, STRAIN GAGES, FATIGUE TESTS(MECHANICS), AIRFRAMES, FATIGUE LIFE, MAINTENANCE, MANAGEMENT, SYMPOSIA, REPRINTS, GERMANY, FAILURE(MECHANICS).

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE