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How Far Should Flight Control Wiring Be Separated?

Posted by Randy Harmon on August 13, 2018

Many considerations go into determining how to route wiring inside of an aircraft.  Each system’s wiring must be routed separately to maintain control of the vehicle under normal and emergency conditions.  Flight control wiring should be kept separate from all firing and control circuits associated with ordnance and explosive subsystems. Control wiring passing through high-temperature … Continue reading “How Far Should Flight Control Wiring Be Separated?”

Four Methods to Separate Flight Control Wiring Harnesses in an Aircraft

Posted by John Ashour on August 6, 2018

The F-16 like many aircraft is a “fly by wire” aircraft. Instead of cables and pulleys, the aircraft is controlled by electrical signals. The electrical signals tell the flight control surfaces how to move and how fast to move. There are 5 flight control surfaces on the F-16: (1) leading edge flap, (2) trailing edge … Continue reading “Four Methods to Separate Flight Control Wiring Harnesses in an Aircraft”

Why is Connector Polarization Important in Wiring Harness Design?

Posted by Mike Winters on July 23, 2018

When designing aircraft wiring harnesses, or, in fact, any wiring harness, the main purpose of a wiring harness is to transmit signals or electrical power between components in a system.  However, this cannot be achieved unless the wiring harness can physically connect to these components. There are several ways to make these connections but probably … Continue reading “Why is Connector Polarization Important in Wiring Harness Design?”

What are Connector Disconnects and Why are They Needed?

Posted by David Barnett on July 16, 2018

There are many types of Connector Disconnects in use today in the aircraft industry, from blade to plug and socket.  From here they split into even more types based on their class, size, contact arrangement number and style. Depending on the combination of these variations, they can effectively send and receive data, signals and voltages … Continue reading “What are Connector Disconnects and Why are They Needed?”

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?”

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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