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Aircraft to be given 'human-like skin'

aircraft human-like skin feel damage injury bae systoms micro-sensors

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 12:43 PM

A system that allows the exterior of aircraft to "feel" damage or injury in a way similar to human skin is in development by BAE Systems.

The British defence contractor said the technology, which works by covering the entire body of a plane with tens of thousands of micro-sensors, is able to detect problems before they occur.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 12:54 PM

Sounds like a pretty smart  and expensive concept.

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 01:02 PM

One thing I question is the durability of these exotic coatings.

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