Digital Data Download (D3) with Crash Survivable Memory
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6022 Constitution Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
Marlene Kay Blemel
Abstract"Our Phase I SBIR project performed innovative research to addressthis problem. This research investigated the feasibility ofdeveloping a multi-purpose, crash survivable, universal flightinformation system and data recorder (UFDR). The UFDR willdigitally process and record structural, engine/propulsion,electrical/avionics, environmental, exceedance, and event data tocrash survivable memory with capacity for terrabytes of data. Itwill have advanced features for processing and storing voice anddata from Integrated Mechanical Diagnostics and data fromaircraft health monitoring sensors.The D3 is a "single box" solution that offers significantfunction, weight, and total ownership cost advantages overcurrent technology. The UFDR will incorporate a very high-speedtransceiver with data compression algorithms that will downloadhours of flight data in a few minutes making it unnecessary tospend millions on "black box" recovery. The architecture isbackwards compatible to legacy aircraft as well as futureaircraft. Reduced parts count and lower power consumption willdramatically improve fielded reliability. Field Programmable GateArrays will provide upgradeability, programming flexibility,flight data sensor management, enhanced reliability and productlongevity. This innovative approach is low cost, modular,expandable and configurable to support legacy, new and undefinedrequirements and communication protocols.BENEFITS: MSI is totally engaged in
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