|AG-160 V.23 Application of Digital Data Recorder Standards for Flight Test|
|Systems Concepts and Integration|
Data processing, Data recording, Flight Testing
Digital data acquisition during flight tests covers many different types of data including sampled sensor data, data available from aircraft avionics buses, voice and video. Data streams are synchronized and nowadays stored on solid state memory. Standards are in use for the administration of the data that enhance interoperability between equipment manufacturers and (multinational) test teams. One of these standards is the Telemetry Standards, IRIG Standard 106 Chapter 10, “Digital Recording Standard”, published June 2011. The compatibility of equipment based on the standard is not guaranteed. This AGARDograph explains how data acquisition and data processing according to this standard can be applied in NATO flight testing and will thereby contribute to collaboration and cost efficiency.
The IRIG 106, Chapter 10 standard is available and is maintained by the Range Commanders Council. This AGARDograph gives an introduction to the standard, explains how the standard is positioned among other relevant standards, and describes the equipment and their application in flight tests with some examples.
Topics to be covered include IRIG 106 Chapter 10 compatible recording of (multiple) data streams, synchronization of data, data recorders, data retrieval and processing and examples of flight test programs.