Cockpit voice/data recorder combines data acquisition, RIPS
Stephen LawEmbedded Systems audio aviation data Recorder transportation voice
CURTISS-WRIGHT Fortress Crash Survivable Recorder (Fortress CSR) Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder (CVFDR) integrates 25-hour cockpit voice/data recording with data acquisition, a recorder independent power supply (RIPS) and a quick access recorder (QAR) all in a single compact and lightweight unit. Device is engineered for defense and commercial applications and is designed to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C155b. The 200-hour SD card-based integrated QAR function eliminates the need for a separate aircraft LRU, saving system power, weight, and cost while increasing system reliability. The QAR function supports flight data recording, providing the operator with the ability to transfer data to a ground station so that data can be rapidly analyzed by the Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance (MFOQA) ground station analysis software. Product surpasses the requirements of the 2021 EASA minimum 25-hour cockpit voice-recording mandate (EUROCAE Class 6) for aircraft weighing over 27,000 kilograms. Device features user configurable data acquisition and is suitable for demanding flight data monitoring applications including incident event investigation, crash investigation, structural loads analysis and safety initiatives.