The SAE AE-8B committee addresses all facets of development and standardization of sound engineering practices associated with design and use of Switching and Protective Devices used in aerospace vehicles and equipment. The committee provides a forum for gathering and disseminating technical information on fuses, circuit breakers, switches, electromechanical and solid state relays.
The committee is dedicated to creating, preparing, and maintaining all relevant specifications, standards, and requirements for the installation of these system types.
Participants in the SAE AE-8B committee include OEMs, airframe manufacturers, airline and other aircraft operators, systems suppliers, the military, NASA, government agencies (e.g., the FAA and CAA), component manufacturers, consulting firms, and academia.
Examples of standards development/revision activities
- AS24509B Circuit Breaker - Aircraft, Trip-Free, Toggle, 5 Thru 15 Amp, Type I
- AS14154C Circuit Breaker - Aircraft, Trip-Free, Push-Pull, 3 Phase, 1 Thru 20 Amp, Type 1
- AS24510B Circuit Breaker - Aircraft, Trip-Free, Push-Pull, 5 Thru 15 Amp, Type I
- AS5692B ARC Fault Circuit Breaker (AFCB), Aircraft, Trip-Free Single Phase and Three Phase 115 VAC, 400 Hz - Constant Frequency
- AS6019A ARC Fault Circuit Breaker (AFCB), Aircraft, Trip-Free 28 VDC
- AS14153C Circuit Breaker - Aircraft, Trip-Free, Push-Pull 3 Phase, 1 Thru 35 Amp, Type 1
Recently published documents
- AS21984B CIRCUIT BREAKER-AIRCRAFT, TRIP-FREE PUSH-PULL, 3-PHASE, 5 THRU 60 AMP., TYPE I
- AS5363A Electromechanical Power Controller/Relay, General Specification For
- AS14105B Circuit Breaker - Aircraft, Trip-Free, Push Pull, 25 Thru 35 Amps, Type I -55 to +121 °C
- AS22073B CIRCUIT BREAKER, TRIP-FREE, PUSH-PULL, 1/2 THRU 20 AMP, TYPE I
- AS28938A FUSE, LIMITER TYPE, ENCLOSED LINK, INTERMEDIATE RATING, AIRCRAFT
- AS5372/1 FUSE, LIMITER TYPE ENCLOSED LINK, 1 - 60 AMPERE
Work Conducted via: E-mail, teleconference, face-to-face meeting, Webex.
Preferred Skills/Qualifications/Experience: Expertise in the technology of the specific committee, understanding of the role and use of standards, good communication skills, is willing to work towards consensus agreements
Benefits of Participation: Volunteers have the opportunity to help develop globally used standards of interest to the member and the opportunity to meet with peers to discuss technical issues of mutual interest.
Leadership Skills Obtained in this Role: Volunteers will work as a team and have the opportunity to assume committee leadership positions.
Time Commitment: Commitment varies based on the particular committee meeting schedule. The member should be able to attend most face to face meetings and teleconferencing events as well as provide input into the development of standards between meetings. Member must also respond to document ballots through the year.