Curtiss-Wright’s data acquisition units (DAU) are airborne acquisition and transmission systems that utilize chassis with a standard backplane that accepts over 100+ user selected modules. This highly configurable system enables fully customized systems to be built using COTS products. From their inception, the DAUs were designed specifically to optimally balance small size with high performance to be the perfect fit for the majority of FTI and rugged data acquisition applications.
The Acra KAM-500 standard chassis, such as KAM/CHS/03U to KAM/CHS/013U, are the most popular DAU and ideal for most applications. The alternative DAUs use the same stable, well proven and mature backplane technology as the standard chassis and utilize the same standard modules. A wide range of module-level core logic, combined with a stable backplane design ensures that no challenge is too great where the program merits the customization of COTS technology and the schedule can accommodate the corresponding lead-times.