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Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CURRENT RETURN NETWORK IN AIRCRAFT STRUCTURE
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2014198557
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a current return network assembly that does not add weight to an aircraft.SOLUTION: A current return network assembly 100 for an aircraft having a predetermined potential lightning strike zone is installed within the predetermined potential lightning strike zone. The current return network assembly includes an electrically conductive honeycomb central core 102 that conducts electrical current both through the assembly and through the predetermined potential lightning strike zone. The electrical current is caused by a lightning strike on the aircraft at the predetermined potential lightning strike zone. The electrically conductive honeycomb central core 102 conducts electrical current, which is caused by a lightning strike on the aircraft at the zone, through the assembly and the zone.

Inventors:
GREGORY A FOLTZ
KIRK B KAJITA
PAUL S GREGG
ARTHUR C DAY
MARC J PIEHL
Application Number:
JP2014060865
Publication Date:
October 23, 2014
Filing Date:
March 24, 2014
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
BOEING CO
International Classes:
B64D45/02; B64C1/00; B64C3/20
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Yoshitaka Sonoda
Yoshinori Kobayashi