Embedded health monitoring strategies for aircraft wiring systems

Z. Xu, S. Saha, D. Koltsov, A. Richardson, B. Honary, J. Hannu, A. Sutherland, B. G. Moffat, M. P Y Desmulliez

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Health and usage monitoring of structures and active systems has received a wealth of attention in recent years. Microsystems are seen as a core technology for the realisation of these monitors as they offer the potential for multi-sensor integration with active electronics, wireless connectivity and in the future a self-powering capability. This article focuses on solutions for aircraft wiring systems where on-line detection of degradation and incipient failure would deliver improved safety and enhanced maintenance efficiency. Several approaches are presented to the problem of wire degradation detection in terms of both test and monitoring strategies. Both electric and mechanical (acoustic) methods will be presented together with simulation and experimental results. ©2008 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2008 2nd Electronics Systemintegration Technology Conference, ESTC
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 2nd Electronics Systemintegration Technology Conference - Greenwich, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sept 20084 Sept 2008


Conference2008 2nd Electronics Systemintegration Technology Conference
Abbreviated titleESTC
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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