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To determine the severity of the flying environment of the HC-130H, an aircraft was instrumented with an Acra KAM-500 Data Acquisition Unit connected to accelerometers, strain gages, and pressure, ...

To determine the severity of the flying environment of the HC-130H, an aircraft was instrumented with an Acra KAM-500 Data Acquisition Unit connected to accelerometers, strain gages, and pressure, temperature, and humidity sensors. The KAM-500 also monitored aircraft parameters, such as airspeed, altitude, gear and flap position, and ramp door position.

The Results
Aircraft life extended by 20% for 16 of the Coast Guard’s 26 HC-130H aircraft.

An 11% reduction in fleet age, resulting in approximately three additional operational years gained until CWB life limits reduce the unrestricted fleet to 16 aircraft.

Additional environmental data collected for future C-130 corrosion studies.

See more details at www/cwc-ae.com.

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US Coastguard extend service life of HC-130H with Acra KAM-500 US Coastguard extend service life of HC-130H with Acra KAM-500 Presentation Transcript

  • HC-130H The United States Air Force Academy teams with the Coast Guard to forecast the Safe Operational Service Life of the HC-130H by monitoring the Center Wing Box (CWB). The System An Acra KAM-500 Data Acquisition Unit connected to accelerometers, strain gages, and pressure altitude, temperature, and humidity sensors. The Results • Aircraft life extended by 20% for 16 of the Coast Guard’s 26 HC-130H aircraftUS COASTGUARD EXTEND • An 11% reduction in fleet age LIFE OF HC-130H WITH • Additional environmental data collected for future C130 ACRA KAM-500 corrosion studies.
  • The System Acra KAM-500An Acra KAM-500 Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) Lowers Risk Proven on every platform type inconnected to the following devices all environmental conditions COTS hardware with short delivery• 33 strain gages times• 11 Resistance Temperature Devices Reduces Cost of Ownership• Pressure, temperature, and humidity (PTH) transducer Reduced inventory of spares due and remote probe to common product line Lower installation, setup and• GPS receiver and antenna maintenance requirements• 2 DC single-axis accelerometers Modular design greatly extends• 2 Precision Pressure Transducers to record cabin system lifetime pressure and aircraft static pressure FTI by Design Designed to minimize the data• A Flap Position Sensor transfer time from sensor to screen• A mounting pallet that contains the KAM-500, GPS, PTH Guaranteed predictable data transducer, and one of the pressure sensors Simultaneous sampling occurs across the complete systemThe total system weight is approximately 63 lb., of whichonly 8lb. is the KAM-500. COMMERCIAL OFF-THE-SHELF MODULAR DESIGN
  • The Results IAircraft life extended by 20% for 16 of the CoastGuard’s 26 HC-130H aircraft• 22 Aircraft gained hours, 5 lost hours “• The ultimate life of a C-130 CWB is limited to 45K The modularity of the EBH regardless of further inspection or imposition of KAM-500 DAU allows us to reuse the modules across flight restrictions multiple programs, and comes in handy in the lab while working on parallel “• Reduction of aircraft life hours resulted in a safer programs James M. Greer Jr operating range U.S. Airforce Contractor Center for aircraft Structural Life Extension (CAStLE) WORKS ONCE WORKS ALWAYS
  • The Results IIAn 11% reduction in fleet age post rebaselining,resulting in approximately three additionaloperational years until CWB life limits reduce theunrestricted fleet to 16 aircraft.The HC-130H CWB rebaselining initiative bought theC-130 program time to effectively and responsiblyplan its retirement, and now its time for its younger,more nimble J-Model offspring to take the Watch. “ Acra and the KAM-500 surpassed our expectations for reliability, ease of use and customer support. We consistently collected “ accurate, valid data flight after flight.
  • The Results IIIAdditional environmental data collected forfuture C-130 corrosion studies Over 2800 hours of in-flight pressure, humidity, and temperature data are available for future study topics, including environmentally assisted cracking and corrosion. HIGH QUALITY DATA FLIGHT AFTER FLIGHT
  • 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