Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics Corporate Overview

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Curtiss-Wright has a long history with its roots dating back to the Wright brothers' first flight in 1903 and continues that path of innovation and advanced engineering, applying that expertise to mission critical applications in aerospace, naval and land markets. The Avionics & Electronics division (CWC-AE) invests heavily in research and development to ensure it maintains the technology leadership required to deliver high performance COTS and custom engineered products to the aerospace market. CWC-AE has over two decades experience in developing FTI solutions including data acquisition, Ethernet, recording and real-time ground station. Our customers include all of the major aerospace prime contractors and test agencies with products supplied to over 300 platforms in 40 countries worldwide.


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  • Flight Test InstrumentationAircraft Usage MonitoringFlight Data AcquisitionSpaceGround StationsMission RecordingCommunications Interface Unit for UAVsAccident RecordersFire Protection SystemsIce Detection and ProtectionAircraft Computer Systems
  • Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics Corporate Overview

    1. 1. Corporate OverviewJuly 2012 ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls
    2. 2. Welcome to Curtiss-WrightRenowned legacy in aerospace industry Recognized - 100 year pedigree of innovation Solid Organization - A strategically focused multinational provider of highly engineered products and services - ~$2B revenue, ~8000 employees Experienced - Thousands of customers worldwide Reliable - Our solutions are found in thousands of mission critical application environments Since 1929 ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 2
    3. 3. Curtiss-Wright Overview Diversified, international provider of highly engineered products and services - Focus on advanced technologies Motion - High performance platforms Control - Critical function components and 34% Flow subsystems Control 54% Leadership in strategically aligned niche markets - Longstanding customer relationships Metal Treatment - Product performance and reliability 12% ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 3
    4. 4. Curtiss-Wright ControlsAvionics & Electronics Division  Rugged data acquisition, recording and controller sub-system solutions for aerospace and ground applications. Modular COTS products ideal for flight testing, airborne recording, air data and rugged computing. Highly customized control electronics are trusted for aircraft ice and fire protection systems.  Rugged, integrated commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronic components and systems for defense, aerospace and general industrial markets  Electro-mechanical, electro-hydraulic and hydro-mechanical actuation control components and systems for defense and commercial aerospace applications  High-precision engineering, specializing in the production of high- performance displacement transducers, control electronics, and manual controllers  High quality and reliability industry control solutions ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 4
    5. 5. Avionics & Electronics Spotlight Overview  Over 400 full-time staff  Over 300 different aircraft platforms  Part of Curtiss-Wright Controls  Technology leadership that delivers high performance COTS and custom engineered products  Strong relationships with our customers built on industry leading support  Dedicated R&D, Production and Support Departments ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 5
    6. 6. Avionics & Electronics Strategic VisionOwn the sensor data Achieve doubling ofmanagement on Aircraft Group revenue by 2016 through providing system solutions to acquire, transmit, consolidate, analyze and record all sensor dataTechnology and product Competitive, COTS andleadership customized solutionsCustomer intimacy - strong Low risk technologyrelationships based on leadersheritage, performance,support ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 6
    7. 7. Research & Development FacilitiesProduct leadership through engineering excellence USA Ireland UK  110,000 ft2 modern facility  25,000 ft2 modern facility  Key centers at Christchurch, Camberley and  Cellular Manufacturing  IQNet certified Barrow  FAA repair station license  MIL-STD-810F / 461E and  Electro-mechanical and (X3TR865J) GOST-R product certification electronic assembly  EASA 145 repair station  IPC-A-610C Class 3  EASA 145 and FAR 145 license (EASA.5265) Manufacturing standard licenses ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 7
    8. 8. Quality and Reliability  AS9100 certified  Rigorous quality management procedures exist at all facilities  Group holds numerous quality standards including  IPC class 3 standard (e.g. IPC-A- 610D and IPC-A-600G)  EASA Part 21 Sub Part G, Part 145 and Part O  EASA 145 and FAR 145 licenses  Extensive in-house test and validation equipment  Open organization driving industry standards ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 8
    9. 9. Applications Airborne Data Air Data Flight Test Recording Computing Fire, Ice and Space Ground Vehicles Hazard Systems ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 9
    10. 10. Our Customers ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 10
    11. 11. Rugged Product Overview Extensive range across four primary groups Data Acquisition Recorders and Concentrators Rugged Computers Fire, Ice and and Switches Hazard Systems ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 11
    12. 12. DATA ACQUISITION ANDCONCENTRATORS ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 12
    13. 13. Data Acquisition and ConcentratorsIndustry leading rugged data acquisition solutions  Rugged data acquisition  Range of COTS plug-in modules  Compact, low power and high performance  Open, future proof design  Compact data concentrator units  Communicate with a variety of avionics subsystems  Each unit can support multiple independent self- contained processors  Two DCUs per aircraft provides redundancy  Designed for tool-less removal and replacement ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 13
    14. 14. Acra KAM-500 Data Acquisition UnitKAM-500 DAU Selected Features  Compact, and low power  Driven by hardwired finite state machines for reliability  High system throughput and data integrity  Operates in the harshest environments  Open protocols and standards  Powerful and easy-to-use software  Integrated Quick Access Recorder (option)  Supports IEEE 1588 PTP (option)  Can act as remote 3-port Ethernet switch (option) ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 14
    15. 15. KAM-500 ModulesFlexible Modular Design Selected Features  Acra KAM-500 uses modules that can be used in any combination in any order  Commercial off-the-shelf flexible design with over 100 plug-in modules  Design highly customized systems Module Types using COTS hardware to meet the  Analog and Digital specific needs of the program  Video and Audio  Reduce inventory through re-using modules  Avionics busses  Easily modify or upgrade your  Ethernet I/O and switch system by replacing modules  Recorders ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 15
    16. 16. Setup and Analysis Software Selected Features DAS Studio 3  Integrated single environment that provides  Hardware discovery  Setup  Programming  Validation  Simple and intuitive interface GS Works 7  Analysis, display, data delivery, and data archive system that is tightly integrated with data acquisition hardware ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 16
    17. 17. Data Concentrator UnitDCU Selected Features  Designed for reliability  Tailor made configurations to deliver optimized solutions  Reduces development time, risk and cost  Communicates with avionics subsystem  Two DCUs per aircraft provides redundancy  Separate local control of data and address buses  Designed for tool-less removal ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 17
    18. 18. Data Concentrator UnitDesigned for Reliability Selected Features  Integrate and certify embedded software systems IAW DO-178B  LRUs compliant to DO-160E, MIL-STD- 461, MIL-STD-810  Design process compliant to DO-254  Operations are designed to meet customers’ needs  Quick turnaround prototype LRUs  Obsolescence management program  Support high or low-volume programs  Quick response to inquiries  We provide everything from design, development, qualification and certification to volume production ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 18
    19. 19. ICING, FIRE AND HAZARDSYSTEMS ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 19
    20. 20. Icing, Fire and Hazard SystemsWide range of systems for diverse application  Ice detection and protection for a variety of surfaces  Allows flight into forecast icing  Range of controllers and interfaces to meet varied application requirements  Fire detection and suppression systems  Industry leading performance  Hazard warning systems  Help prevent costly accidental activation of systems ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 20
    21. 21. Aircraft Ice Protection ControllersIPC Selected Features  Maintains above-freezing surface temperature based on temperature sensor inputs  Can be used in multiple applications (e.g. windshields, engine inlets)  Programmable output power and temperature range control  Zero-crossing AC power switching for lower EMI and power switch stresses  AC power modulation for “soft-start” load current  Fault monitoring (load current and voltage, temperature sensors, internal faults) ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 21
    22. 22. Rotor Ice Protection SystemRIPS Selected Features  High shock and vibration resistance  Dual redundant RIPS controllers, S/W certified to DO- 178B, Level B  High power, dual channel junction box  Main Rotor Distributor (MRD) delivers deicing energy  Algorithms sequence power between several rotor blade heating elements ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 22
    23. 23. Icing Severity Detection SystemISDS II Selected Features  Improved flight safety in icing conditions  Reduces costly grounding of aircraft during unpredictable and bad weather conditions  Reduces rotor blade damage due to impact with ice (shed from blades)  Reduces airframe stress and fatigue checks/inspections and complete transmission overhaul  Reduces aircrew fatigue and damaged cockpit instruments  Hardware approval to DO- 254, software to RTCA DO-178B level A ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 23
    24. 24. Fire Protection SystemsFPS-3100 Selected Features  Flexible and scalable systems for multiple size aircraft  Best in class false alarm prevention  Engine, APU, cargo fire detection and fire suppression, and lavatory smoke and wheel-well fire detection  Digital and analog interface with support for modern cockpit displays  Sophisticated fault monitoring  Dual Loop Controller for improved dispatch ability ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 24
    25. 25. Armed Aircraft Door Warning SystemSmartHandle® Selected Features  Save airlines money  Improve safety and aircraft dispatch reliability rate  Universal - Fits all aircraft types  Independent - No interference / dependency  Discreet - Flush fits inconspicuously to door  Low Maintenance - Battery change when required  Indiscriminate – No training required ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 25
    26. 26. RECORDERS ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 26
    27. 27. RecordersWide range of recorders for diverse application  Crash protected recorders  Optional integrated data acquisition and external FDAUs available  Rugged solid state recorders  Configurable, easily accessible solid state recorders  Mission recorders  High capacity multi-role data and video recorders ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 27
    28. 28. Data Acquisition Flight RecorderDAFR Selected Features  Combined Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder with integrated data acquisition via ARINC 429  Less than 3.2kg (7lb) including underwater locator beacon  Attaches directly to airframe  Maximum 15W power at 28Vdc  Fast Ethernet data recovery  25,000 hours MTBF  Fully approved for current and anticipated requirements  25hr FDR  2 hr CVR (4 channel)  TSO-C123b/a24b approved ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 28
    29. 29. Enhanced Multi-Purpose Flight RecorderEMPFR Selected Features  Compact Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder  Less than 3.5kg (7.7lb) including underwater locator beacon  Attaches directly to airframe  Maximum 15W power at 28Vdc  Fast Ethernet and wireless data recovery options  25,000 hours MTBF  CNS/ATM Datalink recording  High lightning protection ideal for installation in composite aircraft ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 29
    30. 30. Multi Purpose Flight RecorderMPFR Selected Features  Configurable Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder functions  Less than 3.2kg (7lb) including underwater locator beacon  Attaches directly to airframe  Maximum 12W power at 28Vdc  Fast Ethernet data recovery options  25,000 hours MTBF  25hr FDR  2 hr CVR - 4 channel  TSO-C123b/a24b approved  Compliant to ED-112 ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 30
    31. 31. Secure Crash SurvivableCockpit Voice RecorderFortress CVR Selected Features  CESG approved encryption algorithms  Crash survivable memory  Dedicated area microphone  Less than 3.2kg (7lb) including underwater locator beacon  Attaches directly to airframe  Fast Ethernet data recovery  Download and decryption through REVEAL data analysis suite  25,000 hours MTBF  25hr FDR; 2 hr CVR - 4 channel  TSO-C123b approved, Compliant to ED-112 ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 31
    32. 32. Flight Data Applications SoftwarePGS Selected Features  Comprises all the necessary editors and tools to simplify every day flight data processing  Supports all types of aircraft  Complete flight event report in seconds  Powerful visual analysis  Secure database  Intuitive implementation  Synchronised voice and data replay of flight quick access and recorders ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 32
    33. 33. Flight Data Acquisition UnitFDAU Selected Features  Rugged and reliable with proven environmentals  Commercial off-the-shelf flexible design with over 100 plug-in modules  Compact, low power and high performance  Optional integrated QAR  Output formats include: ARINC 429/573/717, IRIG-106 PCM, 100Base-T Ethernet, MIL- STD-1553 ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 33
    34. 34. Airborne SSD Ethernet RecorderNET/REC/002 Selected Features  Compact and ruggedized design for airborne applications  Live on power-up  COTS storage media  Stores and logs incoming Ethernet packets in open PCAP file format  90Mbps logging rate  Uses FAT32 file system  Front mounted START/STOP locked position switch to control recording  Supports unicast, multicast and broadcast IP packets ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 34
    35. 35. Solid State Data Recorder - CompactS3DR-C Selected Features  Low cost  High performance  Rugged  Wide range of interface options available as standard, including high speed synchronous serial data (IRIG 106), IRIG-B timecode, asynchronous RS232/422/485, analog (including voice) and discrete I/O ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 35
    36. 36. Solid State Data Recorder - Compact PlusS3DR-C+ Selected Features  Low mass  Small size  Rugged for harsh environments  Solid-state memory  Multiple selectable interfaces  Synchronized timestamped recording  Synchronized data review in REVEAL ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 36
    37. 37. Solid State Data Recorder - CompactExtendedS3DR-CE Selected Features  High density recording  User configurable  Extended interface options  Rugged recording PCMCIA memory media  Enhanced connectivity includes  Multichannel voice  Analog and video inputs  MIL-STD-1553 bus monitor ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 37
    38. 38. Rugged Mission RecorderS3DR-S Selected Features  High integrity data recorder and loader  Wide range of hardware configurations for recording data from a variety interfaces including  ARINC 429  Discrete and serial  Secure data cartridge option  SD and HD video option  MIL-STD-1553 option  Data loader transfers data over Ethernet  Front panel, discrete and Ethernet remote control ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 38
    39. 39. Video and Data RecorderS3DR-F+ Selected Features  Front Panel display and control  Extensive remote control functions  IRIG-106 PCM  IRIG-B timecode  Ethernet  Video with audio option  MIL-STD-1553 option ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 39
    40. 40. Engine Monitoring UnitS3DR-EMU Selected Features  Rugged data recording solution for engines  Records at a higher sample rate when programmable exceedances occur  Input circuit design ensure electrical isolation  High speed USB II data download interface  Dedicated export and analysis software ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 40
    41. 41. Airborne Multi-role CF RecorderSSR/CHS/001 Selected Features  Four-slot chassis  Proven, extensive range of data acquisition modules  COTS storage medium and open file format  Ethernet output for real-time monitoring  Records Ethernet traffic  Front door housing for removable CompactFlash® card  Supports CompactFlash cards up to 128GB ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 41
    42. 42. Data Visualization and Analysis ToolREVEAL Selected Features  Data visualization  Data analysis  Data extraction and conversion  Data management  Unit configuration  CD/DVD/Blu-ray writing including creation of video DVDs and audio CDs  Runs on standard PC ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 42
    43. 43. Air Data Computer ModuleADCM (Roadmap Product) Selected Features  Generates the complete ICAO air data parameter set  Certified to Level A for both hardware (RTCA/DO-254) and software (RTCA/DO-178B) for use in flight critical applications  Highly accurate  Low weight  Vibrating Cylinder Sensor technology reduces cost of ownership ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 43
    44. 44. RUGGED COMPUTING ANDSWITCHING ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 44
    45. 45. Rugged Computers and SwitchesComputing and Ethernet switch solutions for harsh environments  Highly rugged Ethernet switches  Live at power-up  IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol Grandmaster  Highly configurable and highly reliable  TSO-C106 AND RTCA DO1788/254 level A certified  Modular functionality  Compact and powerful computing and recording solutions  Rugged for harsh ground vehicle environments ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 45
    46. 46. 8 Port Configurable Ethernet SwitchNET/SWI/003 Selected Features  Highly rugged 8 port switch  Live at power-up (static internal routing; no MAC address dynamic learning time delay)  Configurable forwarding table  IEEE 1588 PTP Grandmaster  Configurable static forwarding table  Store-and-forward operation  GPS input, digital IRIG-B input and output  Industrial temperature operation (-40 to 85°C) ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 46
    47. 47. Enhanced Software Configurable Air DataUnitESCADU Selected Features  Computes altitude, height deviation, air temperature, airspeed parameters, Mach, max allowable airspeed & signal validities  TSO-C106 certified  RTCA DO178B/254 level A certified  Modular functionality  High reliability (>10,000 hours) and low weight 2.9lb (1.3kg)  Pin-link configurations supporting up to 15 different applications ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 47
    48. 48. Software Configurable Air Data UnitSCADU Selected Features  Software configurable parameters to tailor unit for specific aircraft types  Highly configurable, highly reliable  TSO-C106 certified  RTCA DO178B/254 level A certified  Modular functionality  High reliability (>10,000 hours) and low weight 2.9lb (1.3kg)  Pin-link configurations supporting up to 15 different applications  Computer controlled air data test set support equipment ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 48
    49. 49. Solid State Data ProcessorGeneric Vehicle ArchitectureGeneVA Selected Features  Compact design  Rugged construction  Dual isolated CAN bus  GVA compliant connectors  Integrated compass and accelerometer options  Powerful computing and graphics with multiple video output capabilities  EMC performance to Land Class A  Operating system flexibility ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 49
    50. 50. Rugged Mission ComputerJUNO Selected Features  Dual high performance processors  Accelerated 3D-graphics  Encrypted data cartridge  Wide range of interfaces  Gigabit Ethernet  Mil-Std-1553  ARINC-429  Discrete I/O  Serial RS422  Stanag 3350 video output ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 50
    51. 51. Questions?©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls 54
    52. 52. Thank Youwww.cwc-ae.com ©2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls

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