Curtiss-Wright Collaborates with Ampex to Provide Integrated Chapter 10 Recorder and DAU for FTI
The agreement extends one of the world’s most widely installed aircraft flight test instrumentation systems to include a world-class Chapter 10 capability
ETTC 2015, TOULOUSE, FRANCE – June 11, 2015 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has released an integrated IRIG 106 Chapter 10 solution for the Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI) market. Integrating Ampex Data Systems’ miniR700 IRIG Chapter 10 mini-recorder with Curtiss-Wright’s COTS-based Acra KAM-500 data acquisition unit (DAU) subsystem, the fully tested and verified solution provides the flight test community with a no-risk, turnkey solution for unified data acquisition and recording. As a result of the extended collaboration between Curtiss-Wright and Ampex, FTI system designers can now quickly and intuitively configure a miniR700 IRIG Chapter 10 mini-recorder with the Acra KAM-500 DAU using DAS Studio software. In addition, the recorded data can be replayed using the same analysis software as the live telemetry data. Curtiss-Wright and Ampex worked together to eliminate the risk of integrating the two product lines so that customers can confidently use the two products with the assurance that they will work together seamlessly.
"This fully integrated and tested solution adds a market-leading Chapter 10 capability to our modular, rugged Acra KAM-500, one of the world’s most widely installed aircraft flight test instrumentation systems," said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President, and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. "The compact modular Ampex miniR700 IRIG Chapter 10 Recorder is an ideal addition to a flight test configuration, enabling our customers to integrate Chapter 10 recording into their system as quickly and easily as they would add a new acquisition module."
"This collaboration provides our customers with a single integrated solution to their complex flight test requirements," said Gary Thom, President, Ampex Data Systems Corporation. "Aligning the strengths of our two companies enables us to focus on what we do best, high-performance recording and storage while benefiting from the Acra KAM-500’s breadth of data acquisition interfaces and its scalable architecture."
About Ampex Data Systems
Ampex Data Systems Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Information Systems, Inc. and headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., is a world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of airborne recording systems and storage solutions for the rugged applications. To learn more about Ampex, and the complete line of miniR™, TuffServ™, and other products for use with IRIG 106 Chapter 10 systems, NAS, and SAN network appliances and solutions, and high-definition video offerings visit www.ampex.com.
About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.
Director of Public Relations
John Wranovics has over thirty years of experience in managing media relations and the promotion of high technology products. He has been with Curtiss-Wright since 2003. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.