Air Data has developed the skills, tools and know-how to work as a highly valued partner with OEM manufacturers, from the preliminary study to the manufacturing phase of tailor-made avionics systems. Air Data also has a complete laboratory for environmental testing and qualification of its products.
Air Data’s innovations find their applications in various systems aboard aircraft and UAV :
- Fuel Gauging and Management
- Data Communications
- Sensors and Detectors
- Cockpit Display Instruments
- Flight Control Equipment
- Electromagnetic Actuators
- Microwave Landing Systems
The CIU is used as an interface module to be installed between two avionics equipment operating using different communication protocols and speeds. The unit performs data conversion between ARINC-429 and ARINC-561 busses and vice versa. All the channels are processed in real-time simultaneously.
The CIU is based on FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Array) that can be easily reprogrammed for new applications. A weatherproof aluminum casing contains the whole circuitry.
The first released CIU version allows BAE Systems Canada to install its popular CMA-900 Flight Management System on Boeing 747-300 aircraft equipped with 6-wire ARINC-561 navigation equipment.
The CIU firmware has been designed according to RTCA/DO-178B, level C and to the new RTCA/DO-254 standard. The unit meets the environmental qualification requirements of RTCA/DO-160D. Features
- 4 ARINC 429 input busses
- 7 ARINC 429 output busse
- 3 ARINC 561 input busses
- 4 ARINC 561 output busses
- 7 configuration pins
- MTBF 50 000 hrs at 35° C
- Accepts 200 ms power interruption