Electromagnetic Shielding and Corrosion Protection for Aerospace Vehicles
Civil and military aircraft – and aerospace vehicles in general – face two related problems:
- They depend heavily upon electronic systems and thus must be shielded against electromagnetic interference (EMI). This interference may come in the form of lighting strikes, interference from radio emitters, nuclear electromagnetic pulses (EMP), or even high power microwave (HPM) threats
- Environmental conditions including moisture, rain, and pollution from the atmosphere may corrode airframes, skin, and other bonded joints. Most importantly, this corrosion may damage the conductivity and electromagnetic shielding of the vehicle
This book addresses both problems.
Original and comprehensive studies discuss shielding effectiveness as related to conductivity, and the relationship of material chemistry to conductivity and corrosion are demonstratedIt is explained how to optimize shielding effectiveness for aircraft and other vehiclesElectrically conductive corrosion prevention materials capable of maintaining EMI/EMP protection of aircraft and weapon systems are identified