The challenges facing developers are often the same, with the need to ensure a system can collect data reliably each and every flight, can be developed and installed quickly, and be capable of adapting to changing needs, both during and after the development cycle.

Projects benefit with lower risk of losing valuable data and the cost that that can bring as well as having a system that can be developed and installed quicker. A system that can evolve to meet new requirements allows for minimal schedule risk if changes occur late in system development and for any future additional data needs.

Curtiss-Wright provide one of the most flexible and widely-installed airborne data acquisition systems (DAS) in the world that have been developed to meet these needs. We use a COTS approach that utilizes modular systems with an extensive library of modules and support systems to facilitate rapid development, adaptability and scalability as well as lower cost prototyping and short product runs. 

Air Data Computer (ADC)

Air Data Computers

Measure static and total air pressure and provide altitude and airspeed information to the pilot, autopilot and navigation systems. More>

  • Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM) capability
  • Encoding altimeter, (Gilham) to ARINC 575-3
  • ETI information available via ARINC 429 bus
  • Instantaneous vertical speed indication (IVSI)
  • Configuration data file loaded by ARINC 429
  • Low mass - less than 1.3kg (2.9lb)
Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders

Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders

Curtiss-Wright offers a variety of cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorders including its latest Fortress Next Generation Crash Recorder. More>

  • Wide range of interfaces and optionall features
  • Meets forthcoming (ED-112A) regulations
  • Light and compact
Data Acquisition

Data Acquisition

Built through decades of experience and heavy R&D investment, the Acra KAM-500 is an international leader in airborne data acquisition for flight testing More>

  • Wireless Data Acquisition Evaluation Kit
  • Rugged, MIL-STD qualified data acquisition
  • Driven by hardwired finite state machines
  • High system throughput and data integrity
  • Compact and low power
  • Modular COTS with over 100 modules
Ground Stations

Ground Stations

Curtiss-Wright provides sophisticated ground data processing systems based on cutting edge bit synchronizer, Smart Source Selector, decommutator technology and flight test software. More>

  • Cutting edge bit sync technology
  • Improved signal reception and reduced frame drops
  • Tightly integrated with scalable software
Network Switches

Network Switches

Rugged, deterministic, reliable, fast hard wired switching with SNMP, GPS, IRIG-B, GbE and IEEE 1588 PTP, developed specifically for flight test instrumentation. More>

  • Up to 16 port LRUs or 4 port modules
  • Flexible forwarding and filtering with Xbar
  • SNMP, GPS and IRIG-B
  • IEEE 1588 V1/V2 PTP
Quick Access Recorders

Quick Access Recorders

Curtiss-Wright offers highly compact and lightweight quick access recorders for use in several aerospace applications. More>

  • Simple to configure
  • COTS storage media
  • Highly rugged with MIL-SPEC qualifications
  • Compact and lightweight

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