Networked from Ground to Air - ITC 2018 Demo

Networked from Ground to Air - ITC 2018 Demo video
Networked from Ground to Air - ITC 2018 Demo video
December 05, 2018

Networked from Ground to Air - ITC 2018 Demo

This video gives an overview of the “Networked from Ground to Air” demo that was shown at ITC 2018.

It features Curtiss-Wright’s industry-leading airborne data acquisition system (DAS) supporting emerging new standards with Chapter 7 and iNET components, a high-speed Ethernet-based architecture that enables line-of-sight communications to enable flight test engineers to reconfigure test articles during the mission. For example, the data recorder, camera sources, parameters, and image downlink bit-rates can be modified remotely. The demo showcases Curtiss-Wright’s latest hardware, including high-speed DAUs, switches, recorders, rugged IP cameras, and multi-mode transceivers.



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    Video Transcript


    Axon: Powerful, Compact and Flexible DAU

    • 500 Mbps throughput performance-proven
    • Remote mountable modules with 10 m link distance
    • iNET, Chap 10 UDP and DARV3 support

    Protecting Investments

    • The system can integrate DAUs from different families to reuse a massive catalog of modules


    Curtiss-Wright Ethernet Switches

    • Proven experience with Ethernet systems designed for flight test
    • Time gateways (IEEE-1588, IRIG, GPS) and Grandmasters
    • Support for chapter 7 and 10
    • Simple to use with a shallow learning curve

    Also Available Now: NSW-16GT-1

    • 4 x 10 Gb, 12 x 1 Gb ports
    • Data from 1 Gb ports can be aggregated onto the 10 Gb ports to send to 10 Gb recorder



    • Multiple GbE Ports
    • Can record any Ethernet traffic including DARv3, Chapter 10, iNET-X, IENA, PCAP, etc.
    • Simple to use – our configuration is highly automated with our software. Very shallow learning curve

    Accepting orders now: nREC-7000

    • Can handle 10 Gb at line rate – sustained recording
    • Next-generation 10 Gb data recorder
    • 2 slots for media (initial capacity of 6 TB per media)
    • Can record any Ethernet traffic including DARv3, Chapter 10, iNET-X, IENA, PCAP, etc.


    Trusted High Speed and HD Flight Test Camera Provider

    • Proven in the harshest conditions (is this TS, replace with ADV)
    • Complete infrastructure supports dozens of synchronized cameras
    • Optimized for space-constrained platforms

    Network IP Cameras

    • 1920 x 1080 (60 fps)
    • H.264 or H.265 Encoding
    • Video is Captured Directly onto the Network
    • Logical Routing using Existing Switch Architecture


    Network Gateway

    • Converts data for transmission from Ethernet to PCM
    • Supports DARv3, iNET TmNS, IRIG-106 Chapter 4/7
    • Mode switching changes data streams to optimize downlink efficiency

    Multiband Transmitter

    • L, S & C-Band in one unit, ultra-high efficiency, LDPC and Space-Time Coding


    Bi-directional Ethernet link, TmNS compatible

    • Extends the aircraft Ethernet network to the ground
    • Data from the network to be received on the ground directly as Ethernet packets without having to convert to PCM first
    • Supports reconfiguring of the triband transmitter while in flight via SNMP messages

    Control and reconfigure hardware e.g.

    • Change frequency of transmitters
    • Switch video streams
    • Configuring your network traffic remotely