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Applicability of a UK MASAAG Guidance Paper to F-35 SPHM Evolution Process

I. HEBDEN, S. DIEHL, J. MCFEAT, H. AZZAM

Abstract


In March 2015, the UK Military Aircraft Structural Airworthiness Advisory Group endorsed MASAAG Paper 123; the paper provides guidance on best practice processes required to integrate matured SHM systems into UK military aircraft. The paper benefited from the work of the SAE G-11 SHM technical committee and included contents covering the UK military perspective to provide a good opportunity for peer reviews. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the F-35 Structural Prognostics & Health Management (SPHM) development processes and review the processes of MASAAG Paper 123. Comparisons between these processes should indicate the applicability of MASAAG Paper 123 to modern SHM systems and identify any gaps or redundancies that should be considered in the future issues of MASAAG Paper 123 or in the intended international military guidebook of the SAE G-11 SHM technical committee.

doi: 10.12783/SHM2015/6


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