DAFR Data Acquisition Flight Recorder
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- More Versatility
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- More Comprehensive Ground Support
- Less Weight
- Less Operational Costs
- Airborne data recording
- Flight Data Recording (FDR)
Curtiss-Wright has been manufacturing crash protected recorders since 1957, was the first to bring a combined cockpit voice/flight data recorder (CVR/FDR) to market in 1986 and the first to obtain...
Curtiss-Wright has developed the most versatile recorder available, in the most compact package, fully approved for current and anticipated requirements. On-aircraft download is achieved in less...
Effective Flight Operations and Quality Assurance (FOQA) programs are hard to implement. There is seldom a shortage of flight data but useful interpretation requires superior analysis and viewing...
Current and anticipated FAA and EUROCAE requirements for crash protected recorders could be a considerable burden to your fleet and your business. A combined solution for the future also provides operational benefits today. Curtiss-Wright have developed the most versatile recorder available, in the most compact package, fully approved for current and anticipated requirements. On-aircraft download is achieved in less than 2 minutes and can be networked directly to a remote operational base for remote diagnostics and fault reporting.
The Data Acquisition Flight Recorder (DAFR) is packaged as a compact unit ideal for the rotary wing or small/medium aircraft market. Importantly, this compact unit may be attached directly to the airframe without the need for bulky equipment racks or anti-vibration mounts, thus permitting optimum aircraft installation performance to be attained for lower operating costs. Based on the successful Multi Purpose Flight Recorder (MPFR), DAFR uses state-of-the-art solid state microprocessor and memory systems. DAFR features include 4-channel cockpit voice recording for 120 minutes per channel (one wide band, 3 narrow band audio channels), a dual band rotor tachometer interface, 25 hours of flight data recording from three ARINC 429 high or low speed data bus inputs, 4 analog potentiometer, 6 discrete and a single accelerometer input. Options exist for increased FDR memory capacities which, when coupled with the ability to configure different parameter frame definitions allows the DAFR to be utilized across different aircraft configurations/platforms.
Information retrieval is made via a 10/100MB Fast Ethernet interface directly to a portable transfer device or analysis PC using standard network hardware and protocols, alternatively the Ethernet connection may be coupled through an aircraft based Wireless Data Link (WDL) to provide remote, autonomous data recovery. DAFR exceeds FAA, EUROCAE and UK CAA requirements for combined voice and flight data recorders and is qualified to the requirements of EUROCAE ED 112, and FAA TSO-C123b / TSO-C124b, and RTCA/DO-160D and designed in accordance with RTCA/DO-178B.
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