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Deutsche airbus flight test of Rosemount smart probe for distributed air data systems

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2 Author(s)
Hagen, F.W. ; Rosemount Aerosp. Inc., Burnsville, MN, USA ; Seidel, H.

Deutsche Aerospace Airbus (DASA) and Rosemount Aerospace Inc. jointly sponsored a flight test program to evaluate in-flight performance of distributed multifunction air data smart probes. The probes measure pitot pressure, static pressure, and angle of attack. The tests were conducted at the DLR Flight Test Center, near Braunschweig, Germany. Two smart probes were installed on the DLR VFW 614 ATTAS Flight Test Aircraft and tested between June of 1992 and January of 1993. Flight test results are presented together with suggested air data system architectures, including ARINC 738, that can be used with the distributed smart probe concept. New architectures are developed for future commercial aircraft. The smart probe concept offers several advantages, including reduced weight and size, reduced number of line replaceable units (LRUs), and increased reliability. Overall cost of ownership is significantly lowered

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Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 1993. 12th DASC., AIAA/IEEE

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25-28 Oct 1993