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Optimizing Flight Data Recorder Modification Requirements

September 29, 2017 | BY: Nick Churchill, Stephen Willis

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Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders (CVFDR’s) are necessary for many aircraft to provide valuable information to accident investigators following an incident and most aircraft need CVFDRs to meet regulatory requirements. Typically, modifications are required to meet an aircraft’s interface requirements, current regulations or to accommodate additional data for other applications. Such modifications may be costly or can require additional LRUs to fulfil requirements due to the high cost of modifying safety critical equipment.

Changes in regulations and the desire to gather more data can result in managing different CVFDRs across fleets and in multi-box solutions. One solution is to design CVFDRs with the ability to house data acquisition and processing modules and to accommodate anticipated future regulation changes.

This white paper discusses how, using modular design methods, modifications can be simple and how the resulting inbuilt functionally can help reduce costs and lower overall weight and space requirements.

Figure 1: Not everyone needs the same CVFDRs – almost every recorder ends up being custom to some extent

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Author’s Biography

Nick Churchill

Product Marketing Manager

Nick Churchill works for Curtiss-Wright in the role of Product Marketing Manager. He has a degree in Electronic Engineering, and has been working in Avionic production, engineering and management roles for 10 years and he is a pressure measurement specialist. His role as product manager for Curtiss Wrights Air Data range, keeps him in close contact with the latest developments in the industry and current avionic technology . In previous engineering roles he has been involved with the development of Curtiss Wrights latest Air Data Computer and has designed and built several pressure measurement test systems for use in Curtiss Wrights production department. His current research interests include data acquisition, crash survivable recorders and avionics systems and he is the author of several of academic papers and magazine articles.

Author’s Biography

Stephen Willis

Marketing Portfolio Manager

Stephen Willis works for Curtiss-Wright in the role of Marketing Portfolio Manager. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering, a Masters in Philosophy for research in mathematical models and their market application for risk assessment and a PG Dip in marketing and management. His current research interests include data acquisition, recording and control systems and their applications in enabling a cost effective route to gathering large amounts of data. In particular, applications of interest include flight test, crash protected recording and structural/ usage monitoring programs. He is the author of several of academic papers and magazine articles.

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