Avionics testing is key to ensuring passenger safety and the aviation industry’s future sustainability. Innovation, precision, and safety take center stage, while thorough tests guarantee systems’ reliability and performance.
Aerospace testing has twin aims: validating aerospace components and systems, and assessing behavior in diverse conditions, in phases from design to launch. Ground testing is foundational – evaluating components in a controlled setting – while structural tests ensure strength.
Today’s advanced technology, however, requires advanced methods and modern avionics systems rely on real and precise measurement data to enable both practical and complex simulations. Flight testing, following simulation and ground phases, affirms capabilities through maneuvers, as real-world conditions expose nuances and enhance flight characteristics.
In the dynamic world of aviation, flight test instrumentation serves as the unassuming yet indispensable backbone for gathering measurement data and parameters essential for certification by aviation authorities. Various technologies and tools are used to collect, decode, and interpret data during flight trials. The resulting insights provide an in-depth overview of an aircraft's performance and dynamics.
Central components include the flight recorder or mission computer, an array of analog sensor data, discrete switching states, field bus information, and communication protocols like ARINC 429, ARINC 664, or MIL-STD-1553B from the flight control system.
The flight control system constitutes an aircraft's core, overseeing maneuverability and stability. Flight test instruments link to this system via field buses like ARINC 429, ARINC 664, or HSDB, capturing data on control surface configurations, response times, and flight dynamics. By leveraging these measurements, engineers can meticulously fine-tune the flight control system, optimizing both performance and safety.
Structural analysis of components (e.g., airframes, wings, rotor blades, landing gear, actuators, motors). Strain and stress measurement and control for calibration, static, fatigue and endurance test beds. Strain measurements on composite materials Turbine engine test cell instrumentation. Integrated automated test stand control and alarm systems.
Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) solutions for nose-wheel steering, iron bird and ISTR rigs. Development testing of cargo loading systems. Integrated ATP test stands for production and quality control. Development test bed for high-lift systems. Pressure and temperature scanner interfaces for turbine engine test cells. Vibration monitoring hardware and software.
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- Anti-aliasing of analog inputs
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- Broad support of bus data systems (ARINC-429, ASCB-D, CAN, RS422 etc.)
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