air data computer


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air data computer (ADC)

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An electronic digital computer in aircraft that senses or computes static and pitot pressure, outside air and total air temperature, IAS (indicated air speed), TAS (true air speed), pressure altitude, Mach number, angle of attack, and angle of yaw. All these are corrected for their known errors. Engine and flight control system computers use the output of air data computers.
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Curtiss-Wright s flight critical ADCM digital air data computer module, embedded in the LCR-300A, will provide the navigation system with precise altitude and air speed data
The ability to use the air data computer across multiple platforms increases the unit's flexibility and supportability for our customers," says George Yohrling, President of Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
The company designs and manufactures Air Data Probes, Pitot Probes, Pitot Static Probes, Pitot AOA Probes, Heated Static Ports, Outside Air Temperature Probes, Total Air Temperature Probes, Air Data Computers, High Temperature RTD's, Speed Sensors, High Temperature Thermocouples, Thermocouple Harness Assemblies, Electrical Harness Assemblies, Magneto Optical Sensors and High Security Switches.
Among other, in 2010, MEMSCAP was Nx1 supplier of Pressure Sensors for Air Data Computers Market Segment & Nx2 supplier of Pressure Sensor for all the Aerospace Market as well as the Nx 1 supplier of Optical MEMS chips for VOAs in optical telecom markets (source: iSuppli, High Value MEMS Tracker H1 2010).
The GFC 700 features roll, pitch and yaw control, with automatic Pitch Trim control, and additional features not found in other autopilots -- Dual integrated solid-state Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS), which can align while in motion, including in-flight dynamic restarts -- Dual integrated RVSM-Compliant Digital Air Data Computers -- Integrated Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) -- Integrated Mode S transponder with Traffic Information Service (TIS) -- Dual integrated radio modules that provide WAAS-certified IFR oceanic-approved GPS; VHF navigation with ILS; and VHF communication with 16-watt transceivers and 8.
An ADTS405 test set is used for the precision calibration/verification of aircraft pitot-statics, enabling vital flight instrumentation such as altimeters, airspeed indicators, rate of climb indicators, mach meters and air data computers to be accurately tested.
Dual integrated solid-state Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS), which can align while in motion, including in-flight dynamic restarts -- Dual integrated RVSM-Compliant Digital Air Data Computers (DADC's) -- Integrated Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) with full screen synoptics and Centralized Maintenance Computer (CMC) like functionality -- Integrated Mode S transponder with Traffic Information Service, which meets European requirements for Elementary and Enhanced Surveillance -- Dual integrated radio modules that provide oceanic, enroute, terminal, and approach-approved FMS navigation with GPS/WAAS; VHF navigation with ILS; and VHF communication with 16-watt transceivers and 8.
Since 1990, Air Data has manufactured and supplied the aircraft industry with a wide range of specialized avionics equipment and cabin air quality improvement systems, including humidification, precision landing, air data computers and airborne sensors.
33-kHz channel spacing -- Dual Mode-S transponders with Traffic Information Service -- Dual digital Attitude and Heading Reference Systems -- Dual RVSM-compliant digital air data computers -- Three-axis digital Automatic Flight Control System -- Four-color digital weather radar -- Integrated Class-B Terrain Awareness and Warning System with worldwide terrain and obstacle database
To support these products Penny & Giles also developed an Air Data Test Set, to support the installation of Air Data Computers.
Innovative Solutions and Support's President, Roman Ptakowski, today said "this FAA TSO certified product is a cost effective way to upgrade PC-12 avionics with a Flat Panel Display System and at the same time equip the aircraft with RVSM capable air data computers.
33-kHz channel spacing -- built on the proven platform of the Garmin 400/500 avionics series -- Digital audio systems -- Integrated Mode S transponders with Traffic Information Service (TIS) -- Integrated solid-state Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) -- Integrated RVSM-compatible digital air data computers -- Integrated four-color digital weather radar -- Integrated Class-B Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) with worldwide terrain and obstacle database -- Integrated Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) Scalable Design: