4.2 - Multi-channel, robust measurement system for efficient flight testing
- etc2016 - 36. European Telemetry and Test Conference
2016-05-10 - 2016-05-12
- 4. Remote Data Acquisition
- K. Gilbert - imc Test & Measurement GmbH, Friedrichsdorf (Germany)
- 126 - 129
With the increasing complexityof the latest types of aircraft, the requirements placed on today's flight test systems have also increased. A wide variety of signals and sensors, as well as an ever-increasing channel count from digital sources and aircraft buses, are acquired over multiple channels, monitored online and, ideally, synchronously stored in a common data sink. The constantly demanding time schedules coming from management require a particularly stabile and effective FTI system. In this case, it is a great advantage to be able to obtain all system components from a single source. For a solution to this challenge, imc Meßsysteme GmbH has put together a modular flight test system based on imc measurement systems and video technology. All acquired analog and digital values are stored in the aircraft and transmitted in parallel to the control station by PCM. Thus, at any given time, it is possible to view and evaluate the measurement data via imc STUDIO Monitor without having to land the aircraft. This saves time. Additionally, imc supports the instrumentation and commissioning when necessary with their own personnel resources to reach the goal faster.