Korea Aerospace chooses rugged data acquisition system from Curtiss-Wright to flight test KF-X jet fighter

June 10, 2020
KAI awarded a contract to Curtiss-Wright to provide a flight test system that gathers and processes data from the KF-X aircraft during test flights.

ASHBURN, Va. – Military aviation experts at Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) in Sacheon-si, South Korea needed a data acquisition system to help test South Korea's new KF-X multirole jet fighter. They found their solution from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va.

KAI awarded a contract to Curtiss-Wright to provide a flight test instrumentation system that gathers and processes data from the aircraft during test flights.

The integrated data-acquisition system has the Curtiss-Wright’s Axon miniature data-acquisition unit. Shipments will begin in August 2020 and will run through the end of the year.

Curtiss-Wright also is providing the company's KAM-500 data-acquisition units, NSW-12GT-1 12-port Gigabit airborne network switches, TTS-9800-2 tri-band transmitter, nEUP-2000-1 engineering unit processor, ANT-00800T-1 L/S-band antenna, LDP-050-AB-1 airborne-rugged 5-inch diagonal display, and GPS-FLR-100-1 active GPS splitter.

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Flight-test campaigns help determine that a new aircraft meets design specifications, is functional and safe, and can be certified for use.

The Curtiss-Wright Axon family offers low size, weight, and power (SWaP) with data acquisition and thermal performance. Axon’s design uses a high-speed serial backplane with one-gigabit-per-second dedicated link per module.

Locating data acquisition close to the sensors can decrease the installation time and cost of the instrumentation while simultaneously reducing wiring weight. Curtiss-Wright designed these products the company's Aerospace Instrumentation facilities in Newtown, Pa., and Dublin, Ireland.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions online at www.curtisswrightds.com, or Korea Aerospace Industries at www.koreaaero.com/EN.

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