Engineered to Gather Valuable Information
Curtiss-Wright’s approach leverages off-the-shelf products that address multiple requirements and supports developers through prototyping, definition, qualification, and long-tail production. This allows for rapid prototyping of new systems, low-risk development, and low and medium-volume production.
Read the case study to learn how an operator of a 5th generation fighter found room to install a rapidly deployable aircraft monitoring instrumentation system, without the need for an external pod, to help examine performance and identify any current, or future, issues.
The Problem of Obsolete Avionics
An aircraft’s various onboard systems have supply and maintenance contracts designed with this lifespan in mind; however, many aircraft end up in service for longer than originally anticipated, which can create part obsolescence issues. It gets harder to find a way to replace or repair a part as time goes on, and aircraft can be grounded if a necessary part fails and there is no replacement.
The Wright Data: Enhancing Aircraft System Monitoring and Reducing Unscheduled Maintenance
One trend in the global space market involves using smaller launchers to keep costs down and increase the frequency of launches. This creates a challenge for development flight instrumentation (DFI) and operational flight instrumentation (OFI) as the same functionality is required, but the package must be smaller. This white paper discusses the need for, and challenge of, compact space COTS systems for modern space applications, in particular for small launcher applications.
Aircraft Monitoring and Sustainment Brochure
Fleet managers are increasingly challenged to keep aircraft flying longer, into untested operational conditions. Aircraft monitoring and sustainment programs allow for real operational data to be gathered, verifying platform safety and airworthiness. We have a proven track record of providing solutions to multiple commercial and defense platforms with decades of experience in data acquisition, recording, and data processing.