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ACRA CONTROL’s KAM-500 data acquisition units (DAUs) are driven by hardwired finite state machines making them extremely reliable. Their compact, low power design makes them ideal for installing in …

ACRA CONTROL’s KAM-500 data acquisition units (DAUs) are driven by hardwired finite state machines making them extremely reliable. Their compact, low power design makes them ideal for installing in locations that have limited space.ACRA CONTROL’s DAUs operate in the harshest environments thanks to their MIL-SPEC environmental ruggedness. There are over a hundred modules available that support advanced signal conditioning, avionics bus monitoring, video/audio compression, integrated data logging and multiple output formats; all of which adhere to the “any module, any chassis, in any combination” rule. This has many benefits including a simple upgrade path and enabling highly customized systems to be built using COTS product. The KAM-500 was designed to be ‘network native’ and gathers data with precision synchronization even across a large distributed system. It can operate in many industry-standard topologies, such as Ethernet, PCM and CAIS. The KAM-500’s well-proven backplane uses a 100% digital architecture to support a throughput of up to 64Mbps (4Msps with 16 bits per sample) per chassis, aggregating up to gigabit per second throughput for a network distributed system. The KAM-500 is based on open and mature standards and protocols for transmission, system synchronization, management and configuration. The chassis’modularity yields an exceptionally long useful life with a direct upgrade path to new technologies that ensures the solution is future proof. A complete suite of setup and management software that significantly improves setup times completes the solution by providing integrated tools and an intuitive display environment.

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ACRA CONTROL is a world leading supplier of airborne data acquisition networks and recording systems and real-time data processing ground stations to the aerospace industry. With two decades of experience, our reputation is built on reliable and innovative COTS products – a result of sustained investment in R&D and engineering expertise. This combined with AS9100 quality processes and strong program management ensures top class capabilities in aerospace projects of any size. ACRA CONTROL’s customers include all of the major aerospace prime contractors and test agencies with products supplied to over 300 platforms in 40 countries worldwide. ACRA CONTROL is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls.

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  • 1. PRODUCT GUIDE DATA ACQUISITION KAM-500 Reliable, Compact, Modular, High Performance DAUsLEADERS IN AIRBORNE DATA ACQUISITION
  • 2. DATA ACQUISITION About ACRA CONTROL ACRA CONTROL is a world leading supplier of airborne data acquisition networks and recording systems and real-time data processing ground stations to the aerospace industry. With two decades of experience, our reputation is built on reliable and innovative COTS products – a result of sustained investment in R&D and engineering expertise. This combined with AS9100 quality processes and strong program management ensures top class capabilities in aerospace projects of any size. ACRA CONTROL’s customers include all of the major aerospace prime contractors and test agencies with products supplied to over 300 different platforms in 40 countries worldwide. The ACRA CONTROL Difference ACRA CONTROL’s KAM-500 data acquisition units (DAUs) are driven by hardwired finite state machines making them extremely reliable. Their compact, low power design makes them ideal for installing in locations that have limited space. ACRA CONTROL’s DAUs operate in the harshest environments thanks to their MIL-SPEC environmental ruggedness. There are over a hundred modules available that support advanced signal conditioning, avionics bus monitoring, video/audio compression, integrated data logging and multiple output formats; all of which adhere to the “any module, any chassis, in any combination” rule. This has many benefits including a simple upgrade path and enabling highly customized systems to be built using COTS product. The KAM-500 was designed to be ‘network native’ and gathers data with precision synchronization even across a large distributed system. It can operate in many industry-standard topologies, such as Ethernet, PCM and CAIS. The KAM-500’s well-proven backplane uses a 100% digital architecture to support a throughput of up to 64Mbps (4Msps with 16 bits per sample) per chassis, aggregating up to gigabit per second throughput for a network distributed system. The KAM-500 is based on open and mature standards and protocols for transmission, system synchronization, management and configuration. The chassis’ modularity yields an exceptionally long useful life with a direct upgrade path to new technologies that ensures the solution is future proof. A complete suite of setup and management software that significantly improves setup times completes the solution by providing integrated tools and an intuitive display environment. Features Reliable and rugged - Driven by hardwired finite state machines; operates in harsh environments Compact and low power - Ideal when space and power are limited High performance - High system throughput and data integrity COTS modular design - 100+ plug-in modules fit all chassis Powerful software - Intuitive, fast set-up and programming; Tight integration with display/analysis1
  • 3. PRODUCT GUIDEOne Product, Many ApplicationsACRA CONTROL’s flexible data acquisition systems are used in a wide range of applications includingFlight Test Instrumentation Remote Data ConcentratorACRA CONTROL provides the most widely-installed The KAM-500’s rugged construction and high channelFlight Test Instrumentation (FTI) system in the world count to size ratio makes it perfect for acquiring datawith more flight hours than any other. Proven COTS from remote locations for delivery to a central pointhardware, short delivery times, tightly integrated over a single cable yielding savings in cable weightsoftware and a large dedicated team of application and reducing installation design complexity.engineers lowers risk and saves time on FTI projects. Launch Vehicle InstrumentationAircraft Usage Monitoring The KAM-500 has proven its reliability andThe rugged, compact recorder systems from ACRA performance on launch vehicle applications such asCONTROL benefit aircraft usage monitoring United Launch Alliance’s Delta II and SpaceX’s Falconapplications with their flexible interface support and 9. Its design is suitable due to its small size, highoptional built-in test and solid-state recording. Open channel density and launcher specific benefits such asdata formats facilitate easy data export to data transmission black-out buffers for delayed dataanalysis software. transmission.Flight Data Acquisition for Crash Recorders Communications Interface Unit (CIU) forThe KAM-500’s high reliability, live on power-up Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)functionality and flexible interface support ensures The KAM-500 can act as a CIU, interfacing betweenhighly configured systems can be built and later the Air Data Terminal (ADT) and a host of platformmodified using off the shelf modules that remove the and payload electronics. Data translation, signalcost of bespoke designs. processing and conditioning, encoding / decoding and recording can all be delivered in a single, adaptable unit. 2
  • 4. DATA ACQUISITION Reliable Acquisition KAM-500 data acquisition is based on a simple and robust concept – the ‘acquisition cycle’. Finite state machines are implemented on fixed function FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), not software dependent microprocessors. The FPGA is configured to repeatedly perform the same set of actions so that hardware performs reliably and in a completely deterministic manner– ‘works once, works always’. No software, stack or microprocessor No analog multiplexers = No real-time decisions or interrupts simultaneous sampling + no crosstalk No operating system (no boot up time) I0 The hardware has been designed for reliability Out No potentiometers, jumpers or relays I1 No SIMS (programmable filters) Sel High Performance The KAM-500’s high performance is achieved using an all-digital backplane with a throughput of up to 64Mbps (4Msps with 16 bits per sample). The KAM-500 supports hundreds of analog channels in a single, stand-alone chassis. For distributed systems the number of channels increases to thousands. All analog modules have high data integrity as Every analog channel has its own antialiasing filter, instrumentation amp at least 16 bit ADC and programmable digital filter Digital filtering is applied using FIR and IIR techniques for a wider choice of sampling rates, more accuracy and repeatability as well as immunity to temperature drifts All parameters are sampled independently of transmission Time correlation of sampled data is straightforward as parameters sampled at the same rate are sampled at exactly the same point in time Simultaneous sampling occurs across the complete system in every card in every chassis making it unnecessary to realign or interpolate samples during analysis BACKPLANE CONTROLLER with data encoder PCM or Ethernet PSU Generates +5, +/-12V, +/-7V USER SLOTS Isolated/filtered/ protected Any module in any slot 3, 6, 9, 13 as standard DIGITAL BACKPLANE Synchronous Clock, at 8MHz, Address and Data lines, Read/Write Strobes3
  • 5. PRODUCT GUIDECompact, Low PowerThe compact size and low power requirements of the KAM-500 make it a perfect fit for the majority of airborneapplications. The all-digital system-level design and well-proven, stable and mature backplane architecture, togetherwith the availability of a wide range of module-level core logic, combine to ensure that no challenge is too greatwhere the program merits the customization of COTS technology and the schedule can accommodate thecorresponding lead-times.Standard Chassis3, 6, 9, 13 user slotsSingle units to large distributed systems 3U 6U 9U 13UAlternative ChassisCompact units in variable sizes and form factors 5F TKAM* 1F*microKAM 3F 4L 12RRefer to Mechanical Specifications on page 11 * design conceptsModular, Future ProofA key concept behind KAM-500 is “any module, any chassis, in any combination”. Modules or chassis can be addedto the system or individually replaced. There are over a hundred modules and variants available and chassis can bebuilt with any mixture of modules – analog, digital, bus etc. – to meet the specific needs of a program. Thismodularity means inventory requirements are minimized and it is easy to modify or upgrade a system by simplyreplacing modules that interface to Sensors Avionics buses Audio / video Serial / parallel dataThe ACRA CONTROL solution is highly future proof with new modules added continuously every year that workwith the same KAM-500 chassis. This is reinforced with the proven, easy migration path to new networking andsensor technologies such as smart and wireless sensor networks. 4
  • 6. DATA ACQUISITION Open ACRA CONTROL’s product design is based on the iNET-X framework which leverages open standards for systems management, time synchronization, Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) configuration and data transmission. It is a complete framework that has been developed around the core recommendations and technologies outlined in the CTEIP Integrated Network Enhanced Telemetry (iNET) standard ensuring interoperability for instrumentation networks. In essence iNET-X eXtends iNET to ensure high performance and network coherency eXcels at providing ease of set-up and management for networked DAS eXceptionally comprehensive statement on protocols and standards ensuring a future proof system eXtremely reliable and rugged hardware specification One key aspect of the iNET-X framework is the metadata layer which is defined as XidML. This is an open XML metadata standard for the aerospace community that has been developed and published by ACRA CONTROL in cooperation with industry partners. It provides a vendor-neutral hardware configuration platform that describes how data is acquired, processed and packaged for transmission, storage or reproduction and facilitates device interoperability. Rugged ACRA CONTROL’s products are designed to operate in the harshest environments for example rotor hubs, engine casings, fast jet wings and solid rocket boosters. The modules are rugged by design e.g. their small form factor is inherently vibration resistant. The chassis are fully environmentally qualified for the aerospace environment – please refer to the environmental specifications section for details. A limited set of modules and chassis are available to operate in extreme temperatures between -55 to 105ºC, for example on engine casings or launch vehicles. Common Product Features User Modules Standard Front Panel Controller 2 Mbytes of EEPROM Power Supply Non-volatile Logic Standard Backplane5
  • 7. PRODUCT GUIDEBus MonitorsThe avionics busses ARINC-429 and high speed MIL-STD-1553 have been joined by commercial standards such asEthernet, CAN-bus and FireWire. ACRA CONTROL provides ‘Parsers’, ‘Snarfers’ and ‘Packetizers’ to monitor a widerange busses in a standardized manner without interfering with the busses operation. Bus Parser Snarfer Packetizer AFDX Parser - Extracts specific data from a bus and places it into defined words ARINC-429 along with status information. Data is ARINC-573/717 triple buffered to ensure the data remains ASCB-D 1 coherent. A MIL-STD-1553 parser is sometimes referred to as IRIG-106 CAIS Chapter 4 monitor. CAN-bus Snarfer – Places traffic and tags, along CCDL / MCDL with content identifiers, into a FIFO that CSDB ensures data is not lost if read fast EF-2000 FCS enough. For MIL-STD-1553 snarfing is sometimes referred to as Chapter 8 or Ethernet All-bus monitoring. 1 FiberChannel FireWire Packetizer – Coherently embeds multiple whole messages / frames / IRIG 106 PCM packets of various lengths in an IP packet. MIL-STD-1553 Because traffic and tags can be inferred Panavia from the location in the packet payload, content identifiers are not required and RS-232/422/485 therefore less overhead / bandwidth is S200 beta mode FireWire required. There are also overhead savings Serial data bus with respect to time and status information which can be IP packet wide. STANAG-3910 TTP bus 1 requires external deviceTransmittersACRA CONTROL’s transmitter modules encode data into a format suitable for transmitting to an external source e.g.another DAU, a recorder or an RF transmitter. Any chassis can transmit one or more of the following standards:ARINC-429 / 573 / 717, CAIS, Ethernet, IRIG 106 PCM, MIL-STD-1553, RS-232/422/485. Our compiler ensures thattransmission occurs independently of data acquisition.Ethernet transmitters with aperiodic packet support do not transmit empty IP packets. PCM encoders designed forPCMoIP applications have aperiodic packet support and behave very like CCSDS encoders except that any group ofwords in the PCM frames can be allocated to a Packetizer. 6
  • 8. DATA ACQUISITION Network Native ACRA CONTROL has developed reliable high performance Ethernet interface modules and rugged aggregators and switches that allow the ‘network native’ KAM-500 to be interconnected in an Ethernet network. In such a network, setup, data acquisition and synchronization occurs over a single Ethernet connection, leading to significant savings in wiring complexity and weight. Standard protocols are used for programming (TFTP), health status monitoring (SNMP) and synchronization (IEEE 1588). The managed switches transmit IEEE 1588 PTP packets to synchronize a system to better than 100ns, even across large distributed systems. There is no adaptive or dynamic switch behavior as the Ethernet data output of the DAU is predictable and known in advance. This deterministic acquisition and transmission facilitates coherency. Data from an Ethernet KAM-500 is optimally packetized for Ethernet transmission and recording but can be also be converted in many other industry standard protocols. This facilitates hybrid system e.g. PCM DAUs can be integrated into an Ethernet system or Ethernet data can be converted to PCM for telemetering. Flexible Network Configuration Time Source PCM to Ethernet Link Ethernet Programming PCM Time Prog ACRA CONTROL DAUs IP Recorder Managed Grandmaster Ethernet to PCM Bridge Unmanaged Aggregator7
  • 9. PRODUCT GUIDEDAS StudioDAS Studio is ACRA CONTROL’s hardware setup andmanagement software that has been developed usingfeedback from the data acquisition community which ACRACONTROL has been supporting for two decades. It has beendesigned to save time in entering, reviewing and validatingsetup information and to ensure that instrumentation iscorrectly configured. DAS Studio provides hardware discovery,setup, programming, validation and reporting in a singleintegrated environment.The software is optimized for multi-core platforms with amulti-threaded architecture and parallel processing. This highperformance means that system validation and programmingis performed in minutes or even seconds.The integrated environment allows status, discovery,programming and other tools to be accessed without having toexit and launch another application. The user interface is simpleand easy to learn with data rich tables and a consistent look thatcuts through the complexity of configuring a data acquisitionsystem. System automatically discovers interconnected devices and manages inter-chassis communication Seamlessly integrate 3rd party equipment View how the system is configured at a glance Change thousands of settings simultaneously Re-use of proven configurations Rapid system programming via XidML task file Edit frames using a visual editor with custom parameter color coding and zoom and pan functions Dynamically check for errors Generate a HTML report from XidML files 8
  • 10. DATA ACQUISITION Added Value Applications Balance: automate laborious tasks Automatically balance thousands of strain gages Days of work reduced to minutes Preflight: accelerate testing Compare a saved snapshot file with a system and discover differences Check the state of the chassis by running self-test and report findings Assist flight technicians in determining if a system is ready for flight Shunt: gain preflight confidence For preflight confidence checks Simulate the shunting resistance across the bridge of a strain gage Quicklook Quicklook is the latest version of ACRA CONTROL’s real-time data visualization software. It is based on GS Works and allows a quick look at data to get instant feedback on the onboard configuration without needing a full ground station setup - perfect for lab-bench or pre-flight testing. It has direct XidML support, features event marking and test points and drag and drop functionality for display set-up and parameter viewing - all embedded in one tool. There is a three-minute scroll back feature for instant recall, so you can rewind in real-time to examine interesting data. The configuration can be exported to GS Works.9
  • 11. PRODUCT GUIDERelated ProductsGS WorksGS Works is a complete real-time and post-test display and analysis softwaresuite. ACRA CONTROL’s products are tightly integrated with GS Worksthrough common metadata meaning it uses all the parameter informationentered in DAS Studio. Tightly integrated with ACRA CONTROL’s products Extensive data capabilities include every data point being cached to disk allowing scroll back of the data through the time history while continuing to store data in real-time Powerful time and frequency domain analysis available, e.g. derived equations, digital filtering, bode analysis and FFT transforms Displays, data, video and analysis techniques can be built over multiple monitors, tested and saved with little effort at any time during the mission or at the engineers desktopNetwork SwitchesACRA CONTROL manufactures rugged unmanaged aggregators andmanaged grandmaster switches with a variety port and speedconfigurations. The managed switches transmit IEEE 1588 PTP packets tosynchronize a system and allow users to customize the number of DAU andaggregator ports to suit varied applications. A console port is available forprogramming and also functions as an aggregator port. Please refer to theNetworks Product Guide for further details.RecordersACRA CONTROL’s recorders are stand-alone compact, rugged units thatrecord data directly from an Ethernet network. They support IRIG/GPS timesynchronization and have removable CompactFlash® or SATA solid-statedrive storage options. The SSR-500 range also features modular dataacquisition capabilities. Please refer to the Recorders Product Guide forfurther details.Ground StationsACRA CONTROL provides sophisticated ground station systems based oncutting edge bit synchronizer, Smart Source Selector and decommutatortechnology. The resulting systems significantly improve signal reception andincrease data throughput. They offer an end to end solution from receiver toprocessed data with tightly integrated hardware and software. Please refer tothe Ground Stations Product Guide for further details. 10
  • 12. DATA ACQUISITION Operational Specifications Electrical Specifications Time Input Voltage 18-40 VDC, 28 VDC (typical) GPS and IRIG-B time modules are available for time code Power 1.5 - 3 W per module (excludes and navigation data excitation) 1µs time resolution, outputs 1pps or 10pps pulses Efficiency 75% (typical) Navigation data such as position, altitude, velocity, and No t e Power supplies are designed to meet heading are available as individual parameters requirements of MIL-STD-704E Output Options Configurations The KAM-500 can output data in a number of formats using the The configuration for the standard KAM-500 chassis are as appropriate modules - consult factory and data sheets for follows: details. Output options include Chassis Size 3, 6, 9, 13 user slots IRIG-106 PCM System Size Up to 64 synchronous chassis per 100Base-T Ethernet system Auxiliary PCM with Pre-Mod. Filter, Digital & voltage Throughput Up to 4 Msps drivers System setup Microsoft Windows XP and 7 ARINC 429/573/717 Dual-core processor, 2GB RAM recommended MIL-STD-1553 DAS Studio Setup and Management software CAIS controller Standard Chassis Chassis User Slots Height Length Width CHS/03U 3 3.88" (98.5mm) 5.51” (140mm) 3.15" (80mm) CHS/06U 6 3.88" (98.5mm) 7.17” (182mm) 3.15" (80mm) CHS/09U 9 3.88" (98.5mm) 8.82” (224mm) 3.15" (80mm) CHS/013U 13 3.88" (98.5mm) 11.02” (280mm) 3.15" (80mm) Alternative Chassis Chassis User Slots Height Length Width microKAM 2 1.86” (47.3mm) 4.92” (125mm) 1.99” (50.8mm) TKAM* 7 2.5” (63.5mm) 11.00” (279.4mm) 2.5” (63.5mm) CHS/01F* 1 1.41” (36mm) 4.78” (121.5mm) 2.51” (64mm) CHS/03F 3 3.31” (84.2mm) 4.78” (121.5mm) 2.51” (64mm) CHS/05F 5 4.62” (117.5mm) 5.51” (140mm) 3.92” (92mm) CHS/04L 4 3.88" (98.5mm) 9.52” (242mm) 1.6” (40mm) CHS/012R 13 3.88" (98.5mm) Annular 9.84" (250mm) * design concepts11
  • 13. PRODUCT GUIDEEnvironmental SpecificationsOperating Temperature HumidityMIL-STD-810F Methods 501.4 and 502.4 Procedure II MIL-STD-810F Method 507.4-40°C to 85°C, at least 4 hours after stabilization Upper temperature 60°C Intermediate temperature 30°CStorage Temperature Lower temperature 20°CMIL-STD-810F Methods 501.4 and 502.4 Procedure I Relative humidity 95% (>85%during temperature reduction)-55°C to 105°C, at least 4 hours after stabilization Dwell times Four hours at each level Cycle duration 24 hoursAltitudeMIL-STD-810F Number of cycles: FiveMethod 500.4 Procedure II EMI/EMCMaximum pressure of 115Kpa (1150mbar) and a minimum MIL-STD-461Epressure of 3.6Kpa (36mbar) CE101 (30Hz to 10kHz) CE102 (10kHz to 10MHz)Rapid Decompression CS101 (30Hz to 150kHz)MIL-STD-810F Method 500.4 Procedure III room ambient to CS114 (30Hz to 150kHz)3.6Kpa at a rate of 218Kpa/minute (2180mbar/min.) CS115Explosive Decompression CS116 (10kHz to 100MHz)MIL-STD-810F Method 500.4 Procedure IV RE102 (10kHz to 18GHz)Unit unpowered and a pressure change from 2,438m (8000ft) to RS103 (10kHz to 1GHz, 70V/m)12,192m (40,000ft) was achieved in 78.4ms RS103 (400MHz to 18GHz 200V/m) BS3G100 Part 2, Section 2Shock Magnetic influence, compass safe distanceMIL-STD-810F Method 516.5 Procedure V - modified 100g,11ms, terminal peak sawtooth 12 (two in each direction of three ESDmutually perpendicular axes) EN61000-4-2:1995 Contact discharge Level 4, 8kVSinusoidal Vibration Air discharge Level 4, 15kVMIL-STD-810F Method 514.5 Procedure IFrequency Range 10 - 2000Hz Electrical Bonding and InsulationAmplitude 10g BS3G100, Part 4 Electrical insulation test, high voltage testSweep rate One octave per minute BS3G100, Part 4 Electrical insulation test, insulation resistance testRandom Vibration BS3G100, Part 4 Electrical insulation test, leakage currentMIL-STD-810F Method 514.5 Procedure I measurements60 minutes per axis Random Endurance, 17grms0.04g2/Hz from 15 to 89.2Hz Contamination Testing4dB/octave from 89.2 to 300Hz BS 3G 100, Part 2, section 3, subsection 3.120.2g2/Hz from 300 to 1000Hz Class A for Occasional Contamination-6dB/octave from 1000 to 2000Hz 70 °C, for 93 hours10 minutes per axis Random Endurance, 33grms Fluids tested includeFrequency range 15-2000Hz Propan-2-OlSpectrum 0.04g2/Hz from 15 to 30.7Hz Ethylene Glycol (50% v/v in water)4dB/octave from 30.7 to 300Hz AVTUR F-340.83g2/Hz from 300 to 1000Hz Aeroshell Turbine Oil 308-6dB/octave from 1000 to 2000Hz Aeroshell Fluid 31 Aeroshell F31Acceleration Operational MIL-PRF-23699-FMIL-STD-810F Method 513.5 Procedure II16.5 in each direction of three mutually perpendicular axes Salt Fog TestingDuration Minimum of one minute in each direction MIL-STD-810F Method 509.4 24 hours exposure, 24 hours drying repeated twiceWater Ingress (Drip Test) Salt Fall out: 1 to 3ml/80cm2/hrMIL-STD-810F Method 506.4 Procedure III Salt solution: 5 +/- 1% concentrationPrecipitation rate 280l/m2/hr. Salt Mix pH: 6.5 to 7.2Duration 45 minutes, divided equally between three faces (one Temperature: 35°C+/-2°Cside, one end and one top) 12
  • 14. 13 Analog Module Selection Guide Analog Module Specifications Applications Examples of Signal Sources (Hz) and Notes Strain Module Voltage Current Position Pressure Max rate Accuracy (+/- FSR) Channels Vibration Excitation Bandwidth Digital Gain Analog Gain Temperature 3 Phase Power (sps / channel)ADC/002 2 0.25 100k 12.5k 1, 10, 100 1 ±5V, 15mA/ch Piezoresistive pressure / microphone.ADC/008 3+3 0.3 20 1k Variable 1, 10 1 n/a Three phase power supplies.ADC/010 2 0.25 100k 20k 1,10,100 1 n/a Differential voltage sources.ADC/011 48 0.3 8.5k 600 Fixed 0.25, 1 1-4 n/a Single ended voltage sources.ADC/105 8 1.2 *1 24k 6k Variable 1,10,100, 1000 1-4 n/a Differential voltage sources. ICP type accelerometers. Inputs: 6 accelerometer + 2 differentialADC/106 6+2 1.2 *1 24k 6k Variable 1,10 1-4 Fixed 3.6mA/ch voltage. Quarter-bridge strain gages (120 or 350 Ohm). IndividualADC/109/QB 8 1.2 *1 24k 6k Variable 1,10,100, 1000 1-4 0 - 14.5mA/ch excitation buffer and balance adjust per channel. S1: Full, half, quarter-bridge strain gages. S2: pressure sensors,ADC/109/S1 8 1.2 *1 24k 6k Variable 1,10,100, 1000 1-4 ±5.1V, 30mA/ch DC accelerometers, potentiometers. Individual excitation buffer and optional balance adjust per channel.ADC/112 24 0.01 12k 3k Fixed 0.25,1,10 or 100 1-4 n/a Differential voltage sources. PT100 temperature sensors. Analog gain set to maximize PT100ADC/113 16 0.35 12k 3k Fixed 1 1 - 2mA/ch range. Full, half, quarter-bridge strain gages. Excitation buffer sharedADC/114 16 0.01 12k 3k Fixed 1,10 or 100 1-4 0 - ±5.1V, 15mA/ch between two channels.ADC/116 12 0.4 12k 3k Fixed 1,2,4,8 Fixed 3.6mA/ch ICP©, Isotron©, Piezotron© and Deltatron© accelerometers. Full, half, quarter-bridge strain gages. Individual excitation bufferADC/117 8 1.2 *1 24k 6k Variable 1,10,100, 1000 1-4 0 - 20mA/ch per channel. Full, half, quarter-bridge strain gages. Individual excitation bufferADC/118 12 0.42 *2 12k 3k Fixed 1,10 or 100 1-4 0 - ±5.1V, 30mA/ch and balance adjust per channel. Full-, half, quarter-bridge strain gages, pressure sensors, DCADC/120 12 0.42 *2 12k 3k Fixed 1,10 or 100 1-4 0 - ±5.1V, 30mA/ch accelerometers, potentiometers.ADC/126 4 0.1 100k 25k Variable 1, 10 1-16 24V, 3.6mA ICP©, Isotron©, Piezotron© and Deltatron© accelerometers. Full, half, quarter-bridge strain gages. Individual excitation bufferADC/129 4 0.02 100k 24k Variable 1, 10, 100, 1000 1-16 0 - 14.5mA/ch per channel.CDC/002 24 1 *3 17.5k 1.1k n/a 1 n/a Differential-ended current channels.CDC/101 4 0.4 24k 300 Variable 1,10 1-4 n/a Piezoelectric accelerometers. 300Hz and 3kHz varients availble. LVDT and RVDT sensors. Excitation frequency options available:LDC/101 4 1.25 24k 6k n/a 1 3Vrms 25mA/ch 2.5KHz, 5KHz and 10KHz.MDC/001 Interfacing to analogue pressure scanners. Gain is fixed for each ofMDC/001 8x64 0.25 300 n/a Variable 1, 2, 4 1 n/a the 8 input channels. Interfacing to Scanivalve analogue pressure scanners withMDC/002 2x64 +2 0.25 195 n/a Variable 1, 2, 4 1 0.5 or 2.5mA temperature compensation sensor. Gain is fixed for the 2 mux input channels and 2 PT100/PT500 inputs. 5V(50ma) or Interfacing to Esterline analogue pressure scanners withMDC/103 2x64 +2 0.25 312.5 n/a Variable 1, 2, 4 1 12v(120mA) temperature compensation sensor.SDC/101 2 5 min of arc 25k n/a n/a 1 n/a Synchro sensors. Measures angle and angular velocity. Thermocouples (k, J, E, R, S, T). K type thermocouple, excluding DATA ACQUISITIONTDC/002 15 +1 ref 0.3 512 40 Fixed 1-4 n/a thermocouple CJT measurement error. Thermocouples (k-type). High accuracy with referenceTDC/107 12 0.23 8 70 Fixed 1-4 n/a compensation. *1 Combined Analog and digital Gain = 4000.Very small temperature drift of the resistors on the module cause additional constant error of ±90µe. *2 Combined DC & Excitation Error. *3 4-20mA range.
  • 15. PRODUCT GUIDEModule Selection GuideBus Monitoring Digital ModulesPart No. Ch Description Part No. Ch DescriptionABM/101 8 ARINC-429 bus monitor with parity option DPI/002 N/A 16K x 16 bit external dual-port RAM readerABM/102 8 ARINC-429 bus packetizer DSI/002 24 Discrete input with counters and time taggingARI/002 1 ARINC-429 transmitter DSI/003 24 Bi-level input with counters and time taggingARI/103 1 ARINC-573 bus monitor DSI/004 24 Optoisolated digital moduleARR/101 4 AFDX redundancy remover SDI/001 8 Serial data input moduleCBC/101 2 CAIS bus controller SDI/103 4 Serial data bus parserCBM/101 4 CCDL monitor VDC/001 2 CVSD voice to digital converterCBM/102 4 CAN-bus monitor Backplane ControllersCBM/103 4 CCDL/MCDL bus monitor BCU/101 NA Backplane controller with IRIG-106 PCM encoderCBM/104 4 CSDB monitor BCU/140 NA iNET-X compatible Ethernet bus controllerDEC/103 2 IRIG-106 PCM decoder/merger MBC/001 NA MIL-STD-1553 topologiesEBM/101 1 Ethernet bus monitor CBC/101 NA CAIS controller for CAIS topologiesEBM/102 1 Gigabit Ethernet bus monitor Other ModulesFBM/001 1 EF-2000 FCS bus monitor BIT/101 14 Built-in self testFBM/102 N/A FireWire bus monitor BIT/102 14 Built-in self test module for health and statusFBM/103 N/A S200 beta mode FireWire bus monitor monitoring for networked FTIMBI/001 1 MIL-STD-1553 remote terminal DAC/001 24 8 x analog outputs with 16 x discrete outputsMBM/101 1 Dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 bus monitor ENC/106 14 IRIG-106 PCM encoder with PMF outputMSB/103 1 Dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 bus monitor ETH/101 3 DA and programming over Ethernet with Mode Code 17 support ETH/102 3 iNET-X compatible 2.5Msample/sec DA andPBM/001 8 Panavia bus monitor programming over EthernetSBM/001 2 Stanag-3910 bus monitor MEM/004 N/A CompactFlash, data extraction via EthernetTBM/101 1 Serial dual redundant Time-Triggered Protocol MEM/103 N/A CompactFlash memory (TTP) bus monitor RTC/002 N/A Real-time clock (RTC) generatorTCG/102 14 Combined GPS and IRIG input RTC/003 2 RTC generator with memory status outputsUAR/102 4 RS-232/422/485 Universal asynchronous PARSER and SNARFER SWI/101 4 3 to 1 aggregator Ethernet switchUAT/101 8 4 x RS-232 and 4 x RS-422 universal SWI/102 4 2 to 2 aggregator with console port asynchronous transmitter UTL/102 5 Format select line sequencingUBM/101 8 RS-422 or RS-485 serial bus packetizer VID/103 1 MPEG-4 encoder 14
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