Proven Storage, Network Attached Storage, Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders
Leverage our deep domain expertise and long heritage of designing and manufacturing rugged, SWaP-efficient drives, network-attached storage (NAS), cockpit voice, and flight data recorders to secure and retain your critical data. Curtiss-Wright storage solutions record a variety of data formats and range from miniature avionics bus recorders to high-speed, high-capacity devices with customizable interfaces. Each recorder adheres to the latest standards, features solid-state media, and includes tightly integrated replay and analysis software.
Our data storage and recorders feature removable cassettes and optional NIAP common criteria (CC) certified 2-Layer and NSA Type 1 encryption for specific missions. Flight recorders are qualified under MIL-STD and DO-160 environmental standards, including EUROCAE ED-112, for crash protection and have options for data encryption.
Capture video information in the harshest environments
Encrypted turnkey high-bandwidth network-attached storage for ISR
Curtiss-Wright has been a leading designer of proven cockpit voice and flight data recorders for over 60 years.
Data-At-Rest (DAR) Encryption
Today’s defense and aerospace platforms are required to protect critical data-at-rest (DAR) from unauthorized access. Curtiss-Wright offers cost-effective, proven, and certified commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) storage solutions that match various data security requirements, including National Security Agency (NSA) Type 1, NSA Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC), Common Criteria (CC), and FIPS 140-2.
Reduce Program Costs with Curtiss-Wright System Solutions
Curtiss-Wright delivers complete system of systems integration and support services that reduce interoperability risks, lowers program costs and accelerates time to market. Our system solutions range from air data computers, to data recording and storage systems, networking and communications, mission computers, and video management systems.
Addressing Safety and Maintenance Concerns by Combining Flight Recording and Usage Monitoring into a Single Device
Aircraft often have safety concerns that can, or in many cases must be addressed with a suitable crash-protected recording solution. Flight recorders can meet these needs, but the introduction of new regulations may mean existing solutions no longer meet the requirements. Other aircraft OEMs and operators find they lack a recording solution with the functionality to help address high maintenance costs. Curtiss-Wright has been designing flight recorders for over 60 years. Fortress, our latest product line, meets all current and anticipated regulations, including ED-112A and 25-hour voice / datalink recording. Additionally, it is a highly flexible platform with the ability to collect and process custom data sets for various applications including maintenance operations.
Modern, High-Speed FTI Recorder and Switch Requirements and Use Cases
Flight test instrumentation (FTI) architectures are increasingly migrating to airborne “network” systems, comprised of distributed sub-systems of data acquisition, processing, and recorders. One result is that the network switches forming the network switch fabric for these architectures become more critical, as do the FTI recorders that must acquire large amounts of data from different data sources in formats suitable for ground processing. This white paper discusses the factors influencing switch and recorder unit design for a distributed FTI system and a single recorder alternative.