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GippsAERO lowers risk and reduces time to certification for GA10 using Acra KAM-500 data acquisition system

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To gain certification with reliable data, GippsAero instruments the GA10 with a networked Acra KAM-500 data acquisition system (DAS) capturing audio, video, strain, temperature and other aircraft ...

To gain certification with reliable data, GippsAero instruments the GA10 with a networked Acra KAM-500 data acquisition system (DAS) capturing audio, video, strain, temperature and other aircraft parameters.

The Results
Accelerated flight test program – from naught to data in 6 months

Measurable cost savings – reduction of size of analysis team

Accelerated regulatory certification due to increased data reliability and quality


For more details visit www.cwc-ae.com

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GippsAERO lowers risk and reduces time to certification for GA10 using Acra KAM-500 data acquisition system GippsAERO lowers risk and reduces time to certification for GA10 using Acra KAM-500 data acquisition system Presentation Transcript

  • GippsAERO GA10 GippsAERO GA10 In less than a year, GippsAERO will have completed the GA10 flight test program using purpose built flight test instrumentation for the first time. The System The GA10 was instrumented with a networked Acra KAM-500 data acquisition system capturing audio, video, strain, temperature and other aircraft parameters. The Results • Accelerated flight test program: from naught to data in 6 months Acra KAM-500: • Measurable cost savings: reduction of size of analysis teamREDUCE RISK, LOWER COST • Accelerated regulatory INCREASE DATA QUALITY certification due to increased data reliability and quality
  • The System Acra KAM-500 Data Lowers RiskMade up of entirely commercial Acquisition Proven on every platform type inoff-the-shelf products, the system all environmental conditionscomprised COTS hardware with short delivery• 13 user-slot Acra KAM-500 data times acquisition unit Reduces Cost of Ownership Reduced inventory of spares due• Range of plug-in modules used to Recording to common product line capture audio, video, strain and Lower installation, setup and temperature maintenance requirements Modular design greatly extends• Network recorder with 128GB SATA system lifetime solid state drive FTI by Design• Five categories of parameters Designed to minimize the data Analysis including 29 types of measurements transfer time from sensor to screen equaling over 100 parameters Guaranteed predictable data Simultaneous sampling occurs• Data is analyzed using GS Works 7 across the complete system software COMMERCIAL OFF-THE-SHELF MODULAR DESIGN
  • The Results IRapid flight test program - from naught to data in6 months• After less than a week’s training, GippsAERO engineers were able to install and configure the Acra KAM-500 system• Once verified they were able to start testing without worrying about lost data/flights “ The Acra KAM-500 system gave us the ability to get a fully time synchronized data stream immediately• The local Acra representative ensured after the flight, which can GippsAERO never had to wait more than a day be uploaded to a server “ to receive technical support. and synched to our parent company in no time.• The ability to get a full data stream immediately Gerhard Jordaan after the flight and synch it to their parent Development Engineering Manager company streamlined the program GippsAERO WORKS ONCE WORKS ALWAYS
  • The Results IIMeasurable cost savings – reduction in system set up,maintenance and data consolidation workforce by 4engineers• GippsAERO was able to free up employees who previously were engaged in manually keeping their system working.• The FTI team were able to reduce the number of staff required for data reduction and time base “ We had used legacy type data acquisition systems in the past but selected the synchronization from four full-time engineers to just one. Acra KAM-500 for this• In previous projects, using an in-house analog system, program and have seen data had to be collected from different sources, real cost savings and an “ consolidated and plotted against a single time accelerated path to certification.• With the Acra system they have analyzed data being supplied to the engineering team within minutes of a flight landing. REDUCED COST OF OWNERSHIP
  • The Results IIIAccelerated regulatory certification due toincreased data reliability and qualityOn previous programs where GippsAERO used alegacy in-house acquisition system they experienceddata loss due to environmental effects and theaccuracy of their data was scrutinized intensely bycertification officials.The move to an Acra KAM-500 DAS meant that thedata acquired would be accepted by the aircraftcertification regulators more readily due to the “ I remembered using Acra when I was in the Air Force, it output the most usableaccuracy of the system and Acra’s reputation as aleading flight test DAS provider. data and it was the most modular system. It’s been a “ success story since the beginning. THE WORLD STANDARD IN FLIGHT TEST INSTRUMENTATION
  • For more information visitwww.cwc-ae.comCurtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronicscwc-ae@curtisswright.com665 North Baldwin Park Boulevard Landscape House, Landscape RoadCity of Industry, CA 91746, USA Dublin 14, IrelandPhone: 626-851-3100 Phone: +353-1295-1264