Evaluation of Insulation for Crash Fire Protection of New Flight Recorders
Final rept. Jul 1971-May 1972
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
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The work performed under this project involved the evaluation of flight recorder insulation arrangements relative to their ability to provide thermal protection for record tapes under conditions of crash fire. The evaluation encompassed fire testing four different types of insulation arrangements in accordance with three different time-temperature fire environments. It was found that a combination of high-temperature insulation and a heat sink material employing water as the heat absorber provided the best protection for the record tapes when exposed to a realistic severe thermal environment.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation
- Commercial and General Aviation