Instrumenting an Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing Vehicle

Instrumenting an Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing Vehicle

The aircraft had a strict design target to be as light and compact as possible to accommodate the unique all-electric design (including propulsion) and operational requirements. This left little room for installing FTI, forcing equipment mass and wiring to be kept to a minimum.

The system was all integrated and tested inside Curtiss-Wright before being shipped to the customer to speed installation time


The key to successfully completing the flight test campaign while meeting their deadlines was to work closely with the regulatory authorities (EASA) and partner with a trusted FTI supplier with a proven track record in delivering leading technology within short time frames. Curtiss-Wright was the obvious FTI choice for this project thanks to a deep history of delivering compact and power-efficient systems, the ability to deliver a fully integrated system, and the availability of dedicated and reliable support.

This system included Acra KAM-500 data acquisition units, an NSW-12GT Ethernet switchAdvanced-Data Server Recorder (ADSR), four HD cameras, and GS Works ground station software. The complete system was tested inside Curtiss-Wright, ensuring the shipped system would work out of the box, rather than requiring system integration by the customer.

Read the case study to learn more about the challenges they faced and how the supplied FTI system was installed successfully on time and in the extremely limited space available.

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