COTS analog module for flight test applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright
ASHBURN, Va., 15 Sept. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Acra KAM-500 ADC/136 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) analog module for flight test instrumentation applications.
Designed and manufactured by the Curtiss-Wright Avionics & Electronics Group, the Acra KAM-500 ADC/136 enables users to interface to different analog sensors on the same module without sacrificing accuracy.
The ADC/136 has eight flexible channels that can be used with a wide range of sensor types, including full or half-bridge, potentiometer, single ended, differential ended, integrated circuit piezoelectric (ICP), resistance temperature detector (RTD) or thermocouple sensors.
Configuration of each is through the Curtiss-Wright DAS Studio software that enables flight test engineers to reduce the total number of modules necessary in an FTI application where only a small number of parameters need to be acquired.
The ADC/136 has programmable primary gain, input range and balance for each channel with a choice of either IIR or FIR filter. It also has programmable current or voltage excitation, high accuracy (to 0.03 percent FSR typical), 50 kilosamples per second, 12.5 KHz bandwidth and high impedance per channel when powered off.
For more information contact Curtiss-Wright online at www.cwc-ae.com.