Application of phase detection frequency domain reflectometry for locating faults in an F-18 flight control harness

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Creator Furse, Cynthia M.
Other Author Chung, Y. C.; Pruitt, Jeremy
Title Application of phase detection frequency domain reflectometry for locating faults in an F-18 flight control harness
Date 2005-05
Description The performance of a phase-detection frequency-domain reflectometer (PD-FDR) for locating open and short circuits (hard faults) in a Navy F-18 flight control harness has been tested, and the analytical expressions for accuracy verified. Nine different types of aircraft wires appear in this harness: twisted pair, shielded wires with 1-4 inner conductors, "filter wire," and bundles of individual wires. PD-FDRs in a variety of frequency ranges (12-25, 100-220, 150-300, and 180-400 MHz) are compared. Signal processing techniques are utilized to remove the reflections where the PD-FDR is connected to the wire harness, which is critical to obtaining accurate measurements, particularly for short lengths of wire. For this specific application, open and short circuits are located to within 2.5 cm (1 in) for PD-FDR200 and 11 cm (5.5 in) for PD-FDR25 for wires ranging from 9 cm to 9.15 m (6-360 in).
Type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal Title IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Volume 47
Issue 2
First Page 327
Last Page 334
DOI 10.1109/TEMC.2005.847403
citatation_issn 0018-9375
Subject Phase detection; Frequency domain reflectometry; PD-FDR; Wire fault location; Aging wire; Flight control harness
Subject LCSH Phase detectors; Electric wiring -- Inspection
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Chung, Y. C., Furse, C. M., & Pruitt, J. (2005). Application of phase detection frequency domain reflectometry for locating faults in an F-18 flight control harness. IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 47(2), 327-34. May.
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Date Modified 2021-05-06
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