Product Overview

SWaP Optimized

The MAU’s stackable footprint allows for installation in aircraft types including fixed-wing, rotorcraft, and unmanned aerial systems (UAVs).

Modernize Legacy Equipment

Our data acquisition solutions can enable additional parameters to feed into existing legacy flight data recorders.

Multiple I/O Options

The MAU supports ARINC 717, ARINC 429, CSDB, analog inputs, and discretes, ensuring total FDR/CVR compatibility.

Reduce Wiring

Streamline all data into one feed for easy read/write capabilities with all modern flight data recorder platforms.

Future Proof

The MAU and RDC can be expanded to include additional functions such as ELT and QAR functionality.

Complete Ecosystem

The Flight Data Systems ecosystem provides advantages for operators looking for all-in-one expertise in multiple domains.

Product Overview

SWaP Optimized

Stackable footprint allows operators to install in numerous aircraft including fixed-wing, rotor-wing, and UAV.

Multiple I/O Options

Supporting ARINC 717, ARINC 429, GPS signal, analog inputs and discretes, ensuring FDR/CVR compatibility.

Future Proof

The MAU and RDC can be expanded to include additional functions such as an ELT and QAR functionality.

No TSO Required

FDS' data acquisition solutions do not require TSOs to install onboard your aircraft, reducing AOG times significantly.

Reduce Wiring

Streamline all data into one feed for easy read/write with all modern flight data recorder platforms.

Complete Ecosystem

The Flight Data Systems ecosystem provides advantages for operators looking for expertise around all aspects of flight data.

Key Features

The MAU (Modular Acquisition Unit or Modular Data Acquisition Unit) provides a custom solution to suit aircraft configurations with minimal engineering. The MAU is designed to fit general, business and military aircraft which require a standalone or integrated flight data acquisition system.  The MAU’s robust machined aluminum enclosure, along with the MIL SPEC D38999 connectors, provides protection for most operational environments, making it suitable for fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. The hard mount, compact configuration enables it to fit in any orientation, greatly simplifying the installation.

The MAU supports a wide range of signal types including ARINC 717, ARINC 429, CSDB, analog inputs such as synchro, tachometer, and discretes.

Key capabilities:

  • Programmable FDAU
  • Analog (Synchro, LLDC, Discretes)
  • Quick Access Recorder (QAR)
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The RDC (Remote Data Concentrator) is a miniature line replaceable unit designed for data acquisition close to signal sources. The RDC can be used in conjunction with a Modular Acquisition Unit (MAU) or as a standalone device. The RDC configuration is flexible, such that it can be considered for any application that is able to interface with a high or low-speed ARINC-429 bus as required.

The RDC’s low power consumption is ideally suitable for a wide variety of installations. The ability to install the RDC close to the signal source simplifies the installation, improves signal accuracy, and reduces the overall weight of the system. This is further enhanced by two auxiliary outputs (and regulated 10VDC) suitable for powering sensors.

The hermetically sealed compact design, measuring at 1.38″ X 3.94″ X 4.53″ inches and weighing less than 0.50 lbs, make the RDC the perfect data acquisition device for most locations on the aircraft. Additional features include field-loaded signal interface configurations, which allows an RDC to be re-programmed to match specific signals at different locations on the aircraft.

Key capabilities:

  • Extremely compact and lightweight — weighs as little as 0.50 lbs. (0.23 kg)
  • Captures analog and discrete sensor inputs at remote locations
  • Safety-critical soft-core processor for customer loadable analysis software
  • Programmable gain amplifiers
  • Firmware-defined data acquisition
  • Internal ambient temperature sensor and vibration-immune triaxial thermal accelerometer
  • Qualified to DO-160G and MIL-STD-810G/461F/704F
  • Design assurance to DO-254
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