Battle Damage Repair of Birdstrike Resistant Laminated Transparencies,
AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Aircraft battle damage repair is a growing area of concern in todays Air Force. Methods of quickly repairing battle damaged aircraft in the field are currently being developed to provide increased sortie generation rates in a wartime environment. A battle damage repair program for bird impact resistant laminated transparencies is currently underway. This program is designed to evaluate experimental battle damage repair techniques for bird impact resistant laminated transparencies. Representative laminated transparencies have been ballistically damaged to simulate various anticipated threats. The experimental battle damage repair procedures have been applied to the damaged transparencies. The final portion of this program will consist of pressure and thermal fatigue testing of the repaired transparencies to determine the structural integrity of the repairs. The results of this program will be used to define additional development efforts and to determine the applicability of the repair techniques to other aircraft transparency systems.