Posted by John McHale
WASHINGTON, 30 Oct. 2010. Engineers at L-3 Electrodynamics showcased their SRVIVR voice and data recorder at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) annual meeting in Washington. The flight recorder comes in a package that weighs less than 5 pounds. The recorder can be configured to record data only, voice only, voice and data, or voice, data, and discrete inputs. There is also an option of having single or multiple air vehicle interfaces in one recorder. It records 25 hours of flight data, supports TSO-C177 data link recording and includes a rotor speed interface. It uses a range of avionics interfaces enabling communication within different aircraft systems such as glass cockpits, says James Stillwell, director of business development for L-3 Communications Electrodynamics. For military systems it is compatible with theMIL-STD 1553 databus, Stillwell adds. Other air vehicle interfaces include: 10//100BASE-T Ethernet; IEEE 1394b; ARINC 429; RS-422 and RS-485; and audio plus rotor. SRVIVR has also been designed to meet the performance and survivability requirements of EUROCAE ED-112. An optional underwater acoustic beacon is available. The device uses a soft-core processor with common power supply and flash memory. It also has a capability to monitor analog & discrete inputs.