Efficient flight test operations demand powerful, reliable data acquisition software, yet every test program is unique. To meet these requirements, AeroTEC has developed custom software for data acquisition. DAS (Data Acquisition System) is built around a modular code design that allows it to interface with a variety of commercially-available instrumentation devices, and record time-synchronized data from them all. Complex operations such as spectral analysis, DSP filtering, and multivariable calculations can all be applied in real-time. Everything is controlled and accomplished from one computer, eliminating the need for expensive specialized hardware.
DAS can also share data in real-time with other computers, allowing for safety of flight monitoring in the flight deck and real-time analysis by engineers. Remote data displays can be customized to meet the needs of flight crew and engineers with a variety of useful indicators such as synthetic strip charts, waterfall charts, or other special gauges.
DAS is designed for flexibility, allowing customization for the unique needs of each test program. Below are a few of the instrumentation devices supported by DAS:
- National Instruments DAQ devices and CAN bus interface
- Paroscientific and Honeywell pressure transducers
- Trimble and Ashtech GPS
- Ballard Technology ARINC databus interface devices
- Astro-Med strip-chart recorder
- RM Young wind and weather station
- Fluke NetDAQ
- North Atlantic Industries Synchro Resolver
- Scanivalve pressure scanner
- ICS ASCB-C and ASCB-D databus interface devices
DAS is designed for future growth. AeroTEC’s software development team can add support for additional devices as needed.
DAS can be incorporated into your AeroTEC-supported Flight Test Program, or licensed for your own use. For more information or a quote, please call us at 206-763-6087.