03:55 Jun 4, 2017
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Aerospace / Aviation / Space / IT manual for aeronautical software
French term or phrase: faisceau
Hello! I would like to define "faisceau" in "Les outils de configuration permettent de définir la disponibilité du faisceau par les PO ou de rendre le faisceau non-disponible."

This is an IT manual for a software for an aeronautical company. In my search, I have seen the terms beam, ray, body, beamline, bundle and more. It is sometimes combined with "ligne," so I want to pick beam. Am I on the right track?

Audrey Irias
United States
Local time: 20:57

Summary of answers provided
3 -1wire/wiring harness
Erzsébet Czopyk
Summary of reference entries provided
microwave radio link/link availability
Nathalie Stewart

Discussion entries: 11



3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): -1
wire/wiring harness

faisceaux de câblage pour aéronautique - Kompass
ma.kompass.com › ... › Equipements électriques pour avions
Faisceaux de câblage pour avions (faisceaux de câblage pour aéronautique). Transports et logistique; Moyens de transport; Equipements électrique... Maroc ...

Offres d'emploi Aéronautique - Recherche d'emploi avec Randstad
... d'emploi Randstad en CDI, CDD et intérim dans le secteur de l'aéronautique ... moyens câblés spécifiques (faisceaux de câblage, tiroirs d'interconnexion,. .... cycle de vie du produit afin d'assurer la disponibilité et la cohérence des données ...

My suggestion refers only to this particular sentence.

Otherwise your question is impossible to answer without context

Note added at 3 hrs (2017-06-04 07:50:56 GMT)


Note added at 4 hrs (2017-06-04 07:55:42 GMT)


Erzsébet Czopyk
Local time: 02:57
Native speaker of: Native in HungarianHungarian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Tony M: A plausible translation for the term asked, of course (as Asker could have found by searching the glossary); BUT we have far too little context to have any idea WHICH possible meaning it may be, and this seems to me one of the least likely.
21 mins
  -> Tony, CL3 is 50/50 in my opinion. Please, criticize the answer if you want, but not my choice of CL3. Or, feel free to post anything. I would respect your decision of CL.

neutral  DLyons: Seems unlikely (but without context anything is possible).
1 hr
  -> Thank you. And "anything is possible with God"

agree  Ronald van Riet: without any additional context, this seems the least unlikely
2 hrs
  -> Thank you, Ronald! I think better to try to solve than doing nothing.

disagree  Daryo: what's the point? Far too little context to make any substantiated suggestion - if it's to just shoot in the dark, Asker doesn't need anyone's help - also "faisceaux" and "harnais" are two different types of cabling, IF this is about cabling at all!
9 hrs
  -> distinguished Daryo, I kindly ask you to share your opinions and disagree if you disagree with the content. Whre is your answer? So much room is here for you :)
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Reference comments

11 hrs
Reference: microwave radio link/link availability

Reference information:
This is only a possibility among many others, but since 'link availability' is so important in microwave radio links, and pilots often rely on these radio links, I thought perhaps it might be relevant to your context:

Un faisceau hertzien est un système de transmission de signaux - aujourd'hui principalement numériques - mono-directionnel ou bi-directionnel et généralement permanent, entre deux sites géographiques fixes.
Il est possible d'opter pour une configuration d'équipement dite de « veille active » (Hot-stand-by), afin de pallier les éventuelles défaillances de matériels.
[...] L’équipement choisit automatiquement la voie par laquelle le signal est le meilleur. En cas de panne, l’un des deux chemins reste toujours disponible, et permet le dépannage sans interruption de la liaison.

Les solutions d’interconnexion de sites distants par Faisceaux Hertziens proposées par SYSOCO répondent parfaitement à ces demandes ultra large bande où capacité, fiabilité, disponibilité, évolutivité sont les maîtres mots.

In English:
Microwave transmission : Microwave transmission refers to the technology of transmitting information or energy by the use of electromagnetic waves whose wavelengths are conveniently measured in small numbers of centimetres; these are called "microwaves". This part of the radio spectrum ranges across frequencies of roughly 1.0 gigahertz (GHz) to 30 GHz.

Link Availability – why is this concept so important for the design of a Microwave Radio link?
While the data throughput speed requirement is often considered to be a final objective for a radio link, ‘Link Availability’ is actually the primary consideration when doing a radio link design.
It does not help to have a microwave radio link achieving the required data throughput speed for a fraction of the year. When there are link outages, there are drops in receive signal level that result in reduced data throughput speed or result in link ‘bit’ or ‘frame’ errors – the link will then be considered to be ‘Unavailable’.
A criterion for link design of carrier-grade microwave links is often achieving 99.999% (or ‘5-nines’) availability.

Nathalie Stewart
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
neutral  Tony M: Yet again, one of many possibilities... but not enough context to know for sure; this would be very close to 'beam' in this context of microwaves (which behave somewhat like light)
17 mins
  -> I know. It's up to the asker to decide and choose. This way she can see we're all going in different directions, so she will understand.
neutral  Daryo: guessing with so little context might be an interesting mind game, but I find it pointless // you could add "on-board navigational radar beam" to the list ... or a "targeting beam" if it's a warplane or... or ... all very helpful to get the right term"
1 hr
  -> That's why I'm not doing it for points, haha :)
agree  Erzsébet Czopyk: an another option which is very interesting / you could post it as a 50/50 answer, why not?
9 hrs
disagree  Ronald van Riet: I fail to see how microwave radio links (which IMHO usually are between fixed points) could be of importance to a pilot who, almost by definition, never works from a fixed point...
1 day 3 hrs
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