Accession Number:

ADA199095

Title:

Digital Aircraft Damage Assessment and Repair

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Nov 1985-Dec 1986

Corporate Author:

MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

This paper describes a preliminary effort to develop and evaluate a computer based system to provide specialized technical data for use by technicians in assessing damage to aircraft resulting from accident or battle damage. The system used two and three dimensional computer graphics to represent aircraft structures and systems. The graphics provide information to aid the technician in identifying damaged components. The system also provides ready access to parts and repair information. A prototype was developed using off-the- shelf equipment and evaluated by having technicians and engineers use the system for a series of assessment exercises. The results indicate that the concepts tested have significant potential to improve the damage assessment process. However, advances in hardware and software technology are required to make such a system practical. Keywords Aircraft assembly, Aircraft damage, CADCAMILS, Damage assessment, Damage repair, Graphic displays, Interactive graphics, Logistics support.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE