MDR Flight Test Data Recorder

Introduction:

 

MDR8 Flight Test Data Recorder

The DATaRec® MDR family from Safran Data Systems continues to set the standard in flight test data recording for today and tomorrow.

 

By providing flight test engineers with the versatility to record sensor, video, and bus data in complex and harsh airborne environments, the MDR has earned itself the reputation as the go to flight test data recorder. A rugged mainframe with a capacity of either 2, 4, or 8 signal interface modules forms the core of a fast, high capacity system ready to handle both the lightest and most extensive test requirements. The mainframe offers inbuilt Ethernet, voice, and IRIG interfaces, along with an integrated GPS receiver allowing a master clock to keep precision time if an IRIG time source is not available. 

 

Easily expandable, multiple MDR units can be tethered in a master slave arrangement, or a network of XMA Data Acquisition Units can be located closer to sensor in remote corners of the aircraft and used to broadcast their data to an MDR.

 

Data can be recorded in IRIG-106 chapter 10 data format either onto a CF card or removable sealed solid state memory cartridge, and with an appropriate interface module can be broadcast to a telemetry transmitter.

 

A wide range of Analogue Input ModulesDigital Input & Bus Interface ModulesVideo Input ModulesHybrid Interface Modules, and Storage Modules are available.

 

Key Features:

 

- Scalable Mainframes:  2, 4, or 8 slots for signal interface cards
- Full spectrum of Interfaces: PCM, Ethernet, ARINC 429, MIL 1553, CAN, analogue, video, serial, discrete…
- Easy Setup & Re-configuration: In-the-field configuration, adaptable to any scenario
- Multi-channel Recording: Simultaneous recording of multiple data subsets in separate files on various storage media
- Hybrid Modules: Up to 4 different data types within one module

 

 

Configuration:

 

Select a mainframes to best suit your application environment and channel count.

 

ModelModule CapacityAggregate Data RateMemory TypeColourMountingComment
MDR-2sf 2 240 Mbps CF Card  Orange  Cockpit   
MDR-2sf bl 2 240 Mbps CF Card  Black Cockpit  
MDR-4sfCF 4 240 Mbps CF Card Orange Cockpit  
MDR-4sfRC - ATR 4 240 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange  ATR   
MDR-4sfRC - SDP 4 240 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange Screw Down Plate  
MDR-4sfRC -e ATR 4 240 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange ATR PCIe enabled
MDR-4sfRC -e SDP 4 240 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange Screw Down Plate PCIe enabled
MDR-4shRC ATR 4 800 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange ATA  
MDR-4shRC SDP 4 800 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange Screw Down Plate  
MDR-4shRC-e ATR 4 800 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange ATA PCIe enabled
MDR-4shRC-e SDP 4 800 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange Screw Down Plate PCIe enabled
MDR-8sfRC+ ATR 8 240 Mbps Storage Media Reciever Orange ATA  
MDR-8sfRC+ SDP 8 240 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange Screw Down Plate  
MDR-8sfRC-e ATR 8 240 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange ATA PCIe enabled
MDR-8sfRC-e SDP 8 240 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange Screw Down Plate PCIe enabled
MDR-8shRC+ ATR 8 800 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange ATA  
MDR-8shRC+ SDP 8 800 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange Screw Down Plate  
MDR-8shRC-e ATR 8 800 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange ATA PCIe enabled
MDR-8shRC-e SDP 8 800 Mbps Storage Media Receiver Orange Screw Down Plate PCIe enabled

 

Now add your Analogue Input ModulesDigital Input & Bus Interface ModulesVideo Input Modules, or Hybrid Interface Modules.

 

Good to know:
  • Your data will be protected from power supply interruptions by capacitor backed controlled shut down.
  • All your data time is stamped and synchronised to 100 nSec accuracy at the front end.
  • An easy to use front panel display allows you to set up and check the system status.
  • You'll be able to recall up to 16 full configuration settings from those front panel controls.
  • You'll never miss a test with Auto Record on power up mode.

 

 

 For more technical details, contact a member of the team at Photo-Sonics International Ltd.

 

 

 

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