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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

US Air Force Seeks New Aircraft Damage Sensor

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[Avionics Today June 3, 2014] The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory issued a $4 million contract to Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) to develop an inlet and exhaust damage registration sensor for high performance aircraft.

 
Under the contract, IAI will develop Auto-Scan, an automated inlet and exhaust coating damage registration system that captures damage characteristics and automatically transfers that data to the aircraft's maintenance health assessment systems. According to the Air Force, the sensor will be designed for compatibility with military, General Aviation and commercial air transport jets. 
 

IAI is collaborating with Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grummman for development.  

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