Flight Test Data Acquisition
Avionics systems increasingly rely on high speed network technologies such as Fibre Channel and Ethernet to meet the every increasing demands for bandwidth. To support flight test data acquisition from these networks, where data rates of 10Gbps and above are common, advanced solutions such as the Avionics Network Data Aggregator (ANDA) are required to provide data aggregations, intelligent data selection, and data routing.
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With the ANDA, is is possible to capture network data from multiple Ethernet and Fibre Channel input interfaces and to aggregate those data streams onto 1Gbit/s or 10Gbit/s Ethernet data streams to a flight test data recorder
The ANDA also provide the ability to intelligently select data parameters from captured Ethernet and Fibre Channel messages for transmission over telemetry. This allows the selection of specific data parameters for real time transmission over telemetry an essential feature during flight test of high speed avionics systems using Ethernet and Fibre Channel.
Additionally, the ANDA allows routing data from many Ethernet and Fibre Channel interfaces to different outputs. Routing can be based on Ethernet/IP and Fibre Channel header fields and allows routing to different data recorders on the flight test network or to different UDP ports (or Files) within the flight test networked recorders.
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Data Acquisition Units
To meet the increasingly complex demands of flight test programs, enhancements and improvements to flight test telemetry systems are being realized through new standards such as the Telemetry Network Standard (TmNS). TmNS uses IP networks at it’s core to provide a fully interconnected telemetry system where all of the components can be controlled from standard interfaces. A key component of a TmNS network are Data Acquisition Units (DAU) which provide avionics bus data capture functions.
The eDAQ-1553-FQ is a compact, rugged TmNS ready DAU capable of capturing MIL-STD-1553, and serial bus data and forwarding it to network attached recorders and telemetry gateways.
Rugged Avionics Bus & Network Interfaces
Avionics Bus and Network protocols are our expertise. Whether it’s the latest high speed technologies (Ethernet, HS 1760, or Fibre Channel), or legacy MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429, we specialize in providing rugged, reliable, and capable interfaces and back them up with the best software and engineering support in the industry.
Easy Integration Reduces Risk and Costs…
Our goal is to not only provide capable interfaces. Our job is not done until your integration program is complete. All of our avionics interfaces are supported by easy to use and easy to integrate device drivers and software APIs for the latest RTOS environments such as VxWorks & VxWorks 653, QNX, LynxOS, and Real Time Linux variants. And, if we don’t have a driver to meet your needs, we will create a custom driver to meet your needs.
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Explore our Rugged Avionics Interfaces
HS-1760 Flight Rated XMC Network Interface Controller
Two Port Fibre Channel/MIL-STD-1760E Network Interface Controller
ARINC 429 XMC Interface Module
ARINC 429 PC/104+ Interface Module
MIL-STD-1553 XMC Interface Module
MIL-STD-1553 PC/104+ Interface Module
Avionics Protocol Engineering & Intellectual Property
With our extensive experience in military and commercial aerospace programs and our Expertise in avionics protocols, our engineering team can efficiently an effectively provide design and integration services, including test methods and best practice guidance. Our MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, Fibre Channel, and HS 1760 interface modules are FPGA based designs with all protocol engines implementing utilizing AIT Intellectual Property (IP). We stand ready to help valued customers and partners by providing customized MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, Fibre Channel, HS 1760, and Ethernet/ARINC 664 IP cores to support unique project requirements and protocol variants.