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Why Do Aircraft Have Wiring Harnesses?

What do Wiring Harness Design Engineers Want in a Software Package?

Posted by Marc Piloian on July 9, 2018

  Well obviously, Everything! But what exactly is “Everything”? Modern military aircraft like the F-16, F-22, UH-60, C-130, B-1B and F-35 are all designed either fully or partially using 3D CAD models. In the case of the F-35, an even more complex approach was taken from the onset – the creation of a “digital twin”. … Continue reading “What do Wiring Harness Design Engineers Want in a Software Package?”

INTERCONNECT RELEASES NEW EBOOK!

Posted by John Ashour on June 25, 2018

F-16 WIRING HARNESS TRAINING This eBook is an advanced eBook because it contains more technical information than other eBooks that InterConnect Wiring (InterConnect) has previously released. When a person goes to college to study electrical engineering they might take a course in their freshmen year called Engineering 101. In their sophomore year they might take … Continue reading “INTERCONNECT RELEASES NEW EBOOK!”

What is an Equipment Location Diagram and How is it Used During Wiring Harness Design?

Posted by Eric Evans on June 11, 2018

In the Aerospace Industry an equipment location diagram details the physical location of equipment installed in an aircraft.  These diagrams typically show the location of equipment with respect to an aircraft (station) coordinate system. Did you know that this XYZ system was originally developed for boats and is comprised of a fuselage station (X-axis), water … Continue reading “What is an Equipment Location Diagram and How is it Used During Wiring Harness Design?”

What is a System Diagram and How is It Used During Wiring Harness Design?

Posted by Marc Piloian on June 4, 2018

A system wiring diagram is exactly what it sounds like – a diagram of the wiring required for a system. During the design phase of any aircraft, a wiring diagram is developed to show how the electrical wires are interconnected between the various components in each system. Modern combat aircraft like the F-16, F-22, F-35, … Continue reading “What is a System Diagram and How is It Used During Wiring Harness Design?”

What is a Wiring Harness Manufacturing Specification?

Posted by John Ashour on May 29, 2018

For each new aircraft platform (a platform is an aircraft designation such as an F-15, F-16, F-18, F-35, KC-46, P-8, 787, A350, A380, etc.) that is designed and produced by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). The OEM, such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, or Airbus, writes many manufacturing specifications for their aircraft. A few example specifications … Continue reading “What is a Wiring Harness Manufacturing Specification?”

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Backshell Disconnect

Posted by Randy Harmon on May 22, 2018

The process for choosing the correct backshell at an electrical component or disconnect whether it be for the F-16, F-15, F-22, B1-B, Cobra, Huey, or any new aircraft, follow the same basic guidelines. The key to successful backshell selection begins with identifying the application. To do this, a complete description of the backshell’s intended use … Continue reading “Factors to Consider When Choosing a Backshell Disconnect”

How Many Empty Contact Cavities Should a Disconnect Have?

Posted by Nam Tran on May 13, 2018

Connectors are used on electrical wiring harnesses or panels… and installed in aircraft. Connectors can be round (e.g. D38999 Series), flat (e.g. 16VE0490 Series) or rectangular (e.g. M83733 Series). They’re used to permit connection or disconnection of single or multiple electric circuits to facilitate communication, control, calibration, troubleshooting, replacement of parts and equipment. Connectors have … Continue reading “How Many Empty Contact Cavities Should a Disconnect Have?”

STEM Matters

Posted by Clare McGarrey on May 7, 2018

Once again InterConnect Wiring proudly sponsored the LM Aero Fort Worth SHPE Annual Golf Tournament. The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at LM Aero seeks to empower the Hispanic community of Fort Worth to attain careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and excel as technical and professional leaders. This … Continue reading “STEM Matters”

What Is SAE-AS50881 and How Does It Relate To Wiring Harness Design?

Posted by John Ashour on April 16, 2018

InterConnect has been in business now for over 25 years.  InterConnect’s birthday was January 12, 1993. Over the years InterConnect has seen many different companies call-out ‘SAE-AS50881’ as the standard for manufacturing wiring harnesses.  When InterConnect’s engineers and planners see this note they get a smile on their faces and chuckle because SAE-AS50881 is not … Continue reading “What Is SAE-AS50881 and How Does It Relate To Wiring Harness Design?”

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