Aircraft rely heavily on air data computers (ADC) to provide airspeed and altitude parameters that are essential to safe and efficient operation. Rotorcraft experience some unique phenomena because of rotor downwash which can affect the accuracy of pressure measurements and fleets often consist of different aircraft that can create additional logistics overheads.

High accuracy, low drift sensors can be used to provide pilots and autopilots with the information they need to travel at high altitudes safer. The effects of rotor downwash can be alleviated with digital filtering that dreduces the pneumatic noise in air pressure without adding weight like mechanical solutions Multiple aircraft can be fitted with identical ADCs as long as each ADC is capable of holding multiple sets of configuration data to match the target platform.

Curtiss-Wright has developed technologies within its ADC product line to address these needs. High accuracy sensors and decades of experince provide stable data while digital filtering technology mitigate rotor downwash effects. Fully rugged design ensures reliable operation. The needs of diverse fleets are simplified with a single unit being usable on up to 15 different platforms through a simple pin-out selection. Curtiss-Wright has over 40 years’ experience developing air data solutions and that knowledge helps us get you the best solution available on the market today. 

  Product Name Form Factor Accuracy Software Configurable Classification Other
ESCADU Enhanced Software Configurable Air Data Unit (ADU) ESCADU Enhanced Software Configurable Air Data Unit Stand-alone High Yes Primary Stores up to 15 seperate aircraft configurations
ADCM Air Data Computer Module ADCM Air Data Computer Module Custom module V. High Yes Primary Uses low drift sensors
CCADTS-2 Computer Controlled Air Data Test Set CCADTS-2 Computer Controlled Air Data Test Set Stand-alone V. High Yes Test Calibrates cockpit instruments in situ

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