Addressing the Variety of Different FTI Standards in a Network Environment
September 21, 2020 | BY: Pat QuinnDownload PDF
Today’s networked flight test instrumentation (FTI) hardware and supporting software need to be Babel Fish, the universal translation device from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, to support the multitude of industry standards. From Chapter 10, TmNS, iNET-X, IENA and DARv3 transmission protocols to TMATs, MDL, XidML and XML metadata, both the hardware and software are required to speak and understand multiple packet types and file formats.
Each of these formats present their own advantages and shortcomings, and each present different challenges in a distributed networked architecture.
In an ideal world, connecting networked FTI systems would be simple “plug and play.” However, experienced users will tell you that this is just not the case.
This paper discusses some of the challenges imposed on FTI, both at the hardware and software levels, by these various standards and highlights how these may be addressed.
Read the "Addressing the Variety of Different FTI Standards in a Network Environment" White Paper to learn more.