This Aerospace Recommended Practice is intended as a guide toward standard practices for the determination of surface cleanliness that are applicable to field operation. Some of these methods can also be used to determine quality assurance that a surface has been properly prepared and maintained. The instrumental methods are: Wettability, Surface Potential Difference (SPD), Ellipsometry, and Optically Stimulated Electron Emission (OSEE). Each instrument is described with respect to measurement techniques, limitations, and advantages and types of available instruments. Elementary theoretical principles and examples of the use of each instrument are also given.
This document describes a hand-applied, nontank, phosphoric acid anodizing process for surface preparation of aluminum alloys required to achieve optimum bondline durability for structural adhesive bonding.
This document describes a practical system for a user to determine observer-to-aircraft distances. These observer-to-aircraft distances can be either closest point of approach (CPA) distances during field measurements or overhead distances during acoustic certification tests. The system uses a digital camera to record an image of the subject aircraft. A method of using commercial software to obtain the distance from such an image is presented. Potential issues which may affect accuracy are discussed.
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) provides descriptions of test procedures and established practices for the application, use, and administration of the conduct of icing testing for all types of turbine engines in conventional supercooled liquid (14 CFR Part 25 Appendix C) environmental conditions in ground test facilities (sea-level and altitude) for icing certification purposes.
This Aerospace Standard (AS) 5659/4 Physical Layer Specification provides guidance for the physical layer of optical networks which use Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM), within the AS5659 WDM LAN specification document family. The physical layer consists of the optical interconnections between the functional components of the network. Performance requirements for general interconnections are described. For guidance, standards are identified, corresponding to each of several environments, which describe physical layer design, installation, maintenance, and training.