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Curtiss-Wright Debuts Flight Test Memory Cartridge Docking Station with Enhanced Capacity, Download Speed and Field Portability

January 17, 2018 | BY: John Wranovics

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New RMSR-2006 download unit delivers 3x increase in storage bays, 4x increase in Fibre Channel data communications, while easing in-the-field use

ASHBURN, Va. – January 17, 2018 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division’s Teletronics (TTC) business, part of its Aerospace Instrumentation group, today introduced a new faster, higher capacity docking station for use in flight test programs. For flight test engineers, an important goal is to maximize aircraft flight time and speed the analysis of data captured during test flights. To significantly reduce the amount of time required to download flight test data, literally saving hours of download time, the new RMSR-2006 Rack-Mounted Fibre Channel Data Playback Unit simultaneously supports up to six 256GB TTC Media Storage Cartridges (MSC). This represents a 3x improvement in cartridge slots capacity and a 4x increase in download speed compared to the previous model. The RMSR-2006 also eases in-the-field data archiving as the earlier MSC docking station was limited to two cartridge slots versus the RMSR-2006’s six in a single 4U 19” rack unit.

“Our flight test customers, including the U.S. Air Force, seek to improve test aircraft down time in between test flights to keeping their aircraft flying,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “This new faster, higher capacity data download unit helps to reduce time between test flights by speeding post-flight access to captured data. Designed and delivered only four months after receiving a customer request, this COTS-based unit also helps reduce costs through the use of commercial/industrial solid state memory devices.”

The RMSR-2006 also supports hot swap. All functionality is supported by TTC Media Manager, which enables the customer to access, copy, delete, and declassify data on the installed media cartridges (declassify feature based on installed media capabilities). The user is able to individually address and control any of the media cartridges within the unit.

Curtiss-Wright’s flight test system solutions and MSC data cartridges are used in demanding, critical FTI programs to support numerous U.S. Air Force aircraft, including the F-35, F-22 and B2.

About the Curtiss-Wright Aerospace Instrumentation Group

Curtiss-Wright’s Aerospace Instrumentation group is the Industry’s broadest and most experienced single source for customers of commercial and defense aerospace instrumentation system solutions. With locations in Newtown, Pa. and Dublin, Ireland, the Aerospace Instrumentation group supports more aerospace flight test customers, platforms, and programs than any other company. The group’s global reach enables it to provide unmatched quality and customer support, while bringing the largest system-level solutions to market.

Already offering the market’s broadest range of in-house designed system level data acquisition products - including data acquisition units (DAU), gateways, transceivers, recorders, cameras, managers, and switches - the integration of these two business units and their resources further strengthens Curtiss-Wright’s continued focus on developing new products to meet its customers’ data acquisition requirements.

For more information on Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions products, please visit www.curtisswrightds.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation 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 8,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

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Author’s Biography

John Wranovics

Director of Public Relations

John Wranovics has over thirty years experience in the management of 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.

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