Curtiss-Wright demos total flight test instrumentation solution at ITC 2019


Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions has demonstrated its complete airborne data acquisition system solution at the International Telemetering Conference this week in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The company’s Aerospace Instrumentation group presented its system-level flight test instrumentation (FTI), which consists of hardware such as Axon data acquisition units, switches, data recorders, rugged cameras and multi-mode transceivers, to hundreds of delegates at this year’s show.

“We are very proud to showcase our next generation FTI system architecture, combining our industry leading networked from ground to air capabilities with an unmatched range of proven, leading FTI technologies, all working together in one integrated system,” said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. “This fully integrated system approach enables flight test customers to, for the first time, acquire a complete, future proof system solution from a single supplier.”

Curtiss Wright Defense Solutions’ modular, commercial-off-the-shelf FTI product family is one of the most widely used in the world and supports emerging new standards with Chapter 7 and TmNS components. The high-speed Ethernet-based architecture of its FTI system enables line-of-sight communications so engineers can reconfigure test articles during a mission. For example, the data recorder, camera sources, parameters or image downlink bit rates can be remotely modified.

The company also used the International Telemetering Conference 2019  to launch its Axon ADAU data acquisition range, which integrates with its other existing data acquisition systems. Bamford said, “The introduction of the new ADAU range to the Axon product line enables system designers to integrate Axon and TTC nDAU, TTC MnACQ and TTC MnHSD ranges in a seamless manner to ease and speed the setup of next generation data acquisition systems.

“Thanks to their high capabilities our Axon DAUs are generating significant interest in the flight test instrumentation community.”

More information on Curtiss-Wright’s range of data acquisition products can be found here.

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