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Flight Test Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems : get the best monitoring equipment on the market

System configuration, management and integration are key tasks to ensure the success of flight testing. For this, Safran Data Systems offers a complete set of software and services to support and facilitate flight test instrumentation, monitoring, along with the best performances on the market with our telemetry systems.

Simple and quick configuration of the instrumentation thanks to a high level of automation

Immediate access to already formatted data for analysis thanks to a fully integrated software chain

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XMA, a compact & remote data acquisition unit

XMA, a compact & remote data acquisition unit

With its small and highly ruggedized design, XMA is the best fit for remote data acquisition in harsh environments and small space areas. It is the perfect solution for network telemetry applications and remote acquisition, to reduce the wire intrusiveness and acquire the data closer to the sensors. XMA also allows data recording, data processing, GPS receiving and data transmission. XMA provides the most effective channel quantity per volume ratio and proposes optimized module sets for a large number of data type acquisitions, with state-of-the-art accuracy. A complete set of data, status and health information of the unit is remotely available for live monitoring and accurate data qualification.

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XMA-ROTOR, a wireless acquisition system for rotating parts

XMA-ROTOR, a wireless modular acquisition system for rotor heads

XMA-ROTOR offers high performance XMA modules technology integrated in a mechanical housing dedicated to helicopter rotor instrumentation. The XMA-ROTOR replaces legacy slip ring technology offering a full wireless/contactless link between the rotor and the stator. Power is transferred via inductive coupling. Acquired data, health monitoring information, configuration data and synchronization signals are transferred over a bi-directional radio link. The XMA-ROTOR is scalable and can host from 2 to 16 XMA modules of various kinds: analog, digital, discrete, video… The XMA-ROTOR is designed to cope with environmental conditions of civil and military rotorcraft. Designed to operate seamlessly with existing flight test systems, the XMA-ROTOR is fully compatible with Safran Data Systems architecture.

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XMA-WLS, a Wireless Link Module for Aircraft & Industrial testing

XMA Wireless Link Module is a high performance module allowing wireless communication in a wide range of aerospace and industry applications from rocket, aircraft and helicopter to submarine and turbines. It allows peer to peer and one to many communication with up to 80 Mbps with a synchronization of 100ns, thanks to the combination of WIFI and Ultra Wide Band.XMA WLS acts as a wireless gateway allowing multiple remote devices to transparently connect through an IP tunnel. XMA has been successfully tested in real and harsh conditions and adopted by demanding customers.

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DTRDM, Digital S-band Transmitter

This new digital telemetry transmitter supports PCM/FM, SOQPSK-TG and multi-h CPM modulations and provides 10W output power in L or S band. Many parameters (Modulation type, Carrier Frequency, RF output power data rate and others) are configurable by software to meet most system requirements and to offer a complete solution to your data link needs. Small size, light weight and robustness make it ideal for integration in very limited space. This telemetry system can be used for fixed wings aircraft, rotary wings aircraft and launch vehicles.

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Versatile airborne data recording & dissemination system: MDR

MDR, a versatile airborne data recording & dissemination system

The MDR system allows collecting data in harsh airborne flight test environments. Thanks to its modularity and scalability, the system will adapt from the lightest to the most extensive daily test requirements in terms of variety of signals to be recorded, environmental constraints and recording time. The modular MDR design provides the flexibility for choosing cost-effective systems or high-end FTI systems with high-capacity storage media. Mainframes are available with 2, 4 or 8 slots for signal interface modules. In addition, it provides advanced data processing (filtering, decimation...) and managing capabilities, including UDP and most advanced Chapter 7 version 2017 streaming techniques.

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Ultra-fast on-board data recording & processing: MDR-GT

MDR-GT, an ultra-fast on-board system for data recording & processing

Ultra-high data rates (16Gbps) and storage capacities (10’s of TB) with advanced data processing allow for extensive data recording and management capabilities; MDR-GT/-GTS leverages these advanced capabilities to meet the most demanding requirements of today’s applications. An extensive portfolio of acquisition modules is proposed thanks to the compatibility with all MDR acquisition modules. In addition, high-speed interfaces like 10GigE and Fibre Channel are supported. The highly flexible platform concept of the MDR-GT family is based on a common mainframe with many high-end built-in interfaces and functions.

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Safran Data Systems GMDR

GMDR, a fast and flexible system for ground station applications

The highly scalable and modular GMDR system is a versatile and future-proof solution for acquisition, recording, dissemination and replay of FTI data in ground station applications. With its high integration, broad range of modules fitting various needs and supporting a many video interfaces, the GMDR provides a solution for every baseband recording and replay requirement. The GMDR SSD cartridge, fully compatible with the MDR’s one, allows the replay of the on-board recorded data on the ground station for further data extraction and analysis. The GMDR is also a key building block for data dissemination, including for the IRIG 106 Chapter 7 data demultiplexing.

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Safran Data Systems D19

D19-GT/-GTS Download Station, a fast and secure system for data download and distribution

The D19-GT/-GTS Download Station allows secure and fast data download from MDR or MDR-GT Storage Modules. Data can be quickly downloaded via 40 Gbit Ethernet. To ensure the best security for the FTI data, the MDR-GTS/D19-GTS system offers a data at rest protection feature. With this secure feature, the D19-GTS can access the encrypted FTI data in a protected MDR-GTS storage canister. Therefore, FTI data can be securely transferred to another network. The D19-GTS can also be used for firmware updates for the MDR-GTS via the RSOD (Removable Secure Operational Disk). Through this feature, the highest security standard for the MDR-GTS can be ensured. The D19-GT/-GTS features a comfortable WebUI for setup and configuration. Different user accounts with specific access rights can be defined separately. The secure operating system used is Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

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A complete set of softwares and services

System configuration, management and integration are key tasks to ensure the success of flight testing. For this, Safran Data Systems offers a complete set of software and services to support and facilitate the work of instrumentation engineers.

Test instrumentation configuration software: eZ SetUp

eZ SetUp, a test instrumentation configuration software

The eZ SetUp software allows to configure from a single acquisition unit to a complete acquisition system within a network architecture :

- Definition of individual pieces of equipment (acquisition unit, recorders, switches, workstations, cameras) compatible with: XMA, MDR, MDR-GT, GMDR, μMA and μDR

- Definition of network connections

- Data acquisition (sensors and digital buses) defined at high and low level, with import function

- Manual or automatic generation of output streams: PCM IRIG-106 Ch4, IRIG-106 Ch10, IRIG-106 Ch7, IENA or DAR

- Setting up the complete system

- Real-time control of the health of each component of the solution down to measurement channel status

- Real-time overview of acquired data (quicklook)

- Recording of raw data

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On-board instrumentation management & control software: eZ Operation

eZ Operation, an on-board instrumentation management & control software

The eZ Operation software is an advanced tool for centralized supervision and control of complex test systems from an onboard operator station:

- Optimized set-up of complex networks, acquisition units, recorders and switches

- Real-time supervision through a synoptic view of the system: supervision of each acquisition unit, recorder, switch, as well as through the network

- Main system commands on the same screen

- Synthesis of supervision data: generation of report files including the alarms and events reported, as well as the status of each equipment

- Real-time preview of the complete list of acquisitions (analog and digital)

- Centralized system monitoring

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Data display and processing software: eZ Processing / Advantys

eZ Processing / Advantys, a data display and processing software

eZ Processing / Advantys offers advanced functions for data display and processing:

- Real-time visualization of raw or processed parameters, on board or on the ground, in a user configurable graphical format

- Data replay with customized visualizations - Extraction of parameters in real time (or from a records) and conversion into engineering units with (or without) the application of a calibration function

- Generation of processed parameters by creating user functions in C language

- Generation of configurable user alarms on parameter value limits

- Recording of raw or processed data for further replay

- Automatic import of conversion tables by eZ SetUp software, the user can then focus on data analysis without risk of error

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