News: The recent acquisition of TTC provides increased breadth to Curtiss-Wright’s existing Aerospace Instrumentation product portfolio, see more details in the product sections.

Challenges in Aerospace Instrumentation 

The challenges facing developers are often the same - ensure a system can collect, process and store data reliably each and every flight. But systems can be complex and often you are faced with a new or unusual requirement that may not be solved with existing products on the market. At the same time, systems need to be developed and installed quickly, and be capable of adapting to changing needs, both during and after the development cycle.

Lowering Risk

Risk can be lowered by using proven COTS systems that deliver data reliably and that are flexible to allow for rapid reconfiguration when requirements change. Working with an expert partner can also help to ensure your system meets your requirements correctly while strong support will lower risk in the event of unforeseen problems. Choosing a partner with a track record for delivering robust customized COTS solutions can help ensure data is delivered reliably.

Curtiss-Wright offers a wide range of COTS product with the capability to customize offerings where required. We use modular systems to develop and deliver systems quickly and to ensure systems can be adapted quickly to meet any new requirements. Our total systems solution helps to remove integration issues while our decades of experience in the industry mean we can help you meet your programs needs. We have decades of experience developing rock solid systems for harsh environments such as engine bays and high radiation environments of Earth orbit. 

Deploying our systems means getting an expert partner to deliver a total solution with less risk of losing data and having to suffer the schedule and financial costs. 

Data Acquisition

Data Acquisition

Curtiss-Wright is the largest rugged data acquisition provider in the world and has been producing systems for decades. Deploying such systems means less risk of losing data, having to repeat a flight or losing weeks or compromising the integrity of a maintenance program and suffering the schedule and financial costs.

  • Wireless Data Acquisition Evaluation Kit
  • Rugged, MIL-STD qualified data acquisition
  • Driven by hardwired finite state machines
  • High system throughput and data integrity
  • Compact and low power
  • Modular COTS with over 100 modules
Ground Stations

Ground Stations

Curtiss-Wright provides sophisticated ground data processing systems based on cutting edge bit synchronizer, Smart Source Selector, decommutator technology and flight test software. More>

  • Improved signal reception and reduced frame drops
  • Cutting edge bit sync technology
  • Tightly integrated with scalable software
High Speed Imaging & Video Systems

High Speed Imaging & Video Systems

Rugged camera and video acquisition products that can capture, convert, route, transmit, record, view and test imagery. These can be combined into a fully integrated and synchronized system. More>

  • HD and high speed cameras
  • Video capture and compression
  • Large network solutions
Network Switches

Network Switches

Rugged, deterministic, reliable, fast hard wired switching with SNMP, GPS, IRIG-B, GbE and IEEE 1588 PTP, developed specifically for flight test instrumentation. More>

  • Up to 16 port LRUs or 4 port modules
  • Flexible forwarding and filtering with Xbar
  • SNMP, GPS and IRIG-B
  • IEEE 1588 V1/V2 PTP
Quick Access Recorders

Quick Access Recorders

Curtiss-Wright offers highly compact and lightweight quick access recorders for use in several aerospace applications. More>

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Simple to configure
  • Highly rugged with MIL-SPEC qualifications
  • COTS storage media
Radio Frequency RF

Antenna and Radio Frequency

Radio frequency and wireless systems are high-performance, dependable, economical solutions for many flight and remote ground based applications. More>

  • Active bidirectional antenna for air and ground
  • Re‐radiation systems for stealth applications
  • Flight termination receivers
  • IP‐transceivers
SpaceX Rocket prepares for launch


Space data acquisition systems and onboard data handling

A summary of Curtiss-Wright's systems solutions for space applications such as launchers, re-entry and suborbital vehicles. More>

  • Space COTS
  • Radiation tolerant COTS
  • Radiation hardened systems

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