The best solution to a cabling problem is to preempt the conditions that allow the problem to surface. Design engineers usually attempt to anticipate an aircraft's final integration of platform and avionics, as well as its intended mission environment. This should ensure that cabling problems are prevented from the outset. However, the best laid plans are often compromised along the way to final aircraft production and Fleet introduction of unforeseen variables. This document is intended as a reference to help those faced with maintaining the E3 integrity of the aircraft cabling design through the manufacturing process, and correcting problems that might surface along the way.
Since more than one solution might work on any one problem under different circumstances, this reference attempts to identify those best practices currently used by industry to prevent and correct E3 cabling problems. It presents working examples which might help problem solvers in their selection of the best solution for their problem.
As users identify design and production alternatives, this document will be modified to incorporate the latest information without a lengthy review process. Since it is intended that this document be placed on the "BMP*NET," which is part of the BMP Program Manager's Work Station (PMWS), on-line introduction and discussion of process alternatives will be possible before they are formally entered into the printed reference. Comments and recommendations are solicited from BMP Program participants. They may be sent on-line via the PMWS (reference EMI/EMC) or directly to:
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