Astronics, the industry’s partner for power, lighting, and safety equipment for rotorcraft, plans to showcase several technologies at this year’s Heli-Expo in Booth #3618. These technologies feature a set of solutions that help rotorcraft and eVTOL manufacturers improve the pilot and passenger experience while providing cost and operational efficiencies.
At Heli-Expo, Astronics will be talking about the emerging need of vehicle health management to provide increased diagnostic and predictive capabilities, and how smart airframe power systems can serve as the information conduit for multiple electronically-controlled systems.
Today’s smarter power systems can monitor the function of the more electric aircraft systems, such as pumps, or the landing gear, and detect any performance changes. These changes can be submitted to the onboard smart AID/server/router, such as an Astronics webCS, for data analysis on and off the aircraft.
In the booth, Astronics will showcase the ability of its airframe power distribution system to broadcast fault data via wi-fi, from the aircraft to an outside point, for any powered equipment on board.
The company’s electronic circuit breaker unit will demonstrate its capability to serve as a high fidelity sensor network, whereby a wire fault (i.e arc fault) can be distinguished from an electrical load fault (i.e. motor). This can prevent no-fault-found situations, saving the industry a lot of money and downtime.
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Rotorcraft are required to work in some of the most challenging environments, and a simple light failure can cause increased workload on a pilot and even halt a mission due to regulatory requirements.
At Heli-Expo, Astronics will be talking about how innovations in LED and NVIS lighting technologies address both the lighting reliability and NVIS compatibility requirements of advanced rotorcraft. In the booth, attendees can expect to see a collection of off-the-shelf and custom designed lighting systems are available for the cockpit, cabin, exterior, and emergency lighting needs for military and commercial helicopter operations.
We hear time and again how enhanced vision systems are appreciated by rotorcraft pilots. In fact, the FAA is using Astronics’ equipment in a research project to study operational concepts for the use of enhanced flight vision systems (EFVS) in helicopters.
At Heli-Expo, we’ll be showing our latest technology in the new Max-Viz 2400 EVS, where night can turn into day, and pilots can see through smoke, fog, and other challenging conditions.
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By working side-by-side with customers, Astronics creates innovative technologies deployed on mission critical aerospace and defense systems.These new technologies plus Astronics’ existing proven, certified systems enable Astronics to supply airframe manufacturers, airlines, militaries, and other industry participants with a myriad of solutions from a single vendor partner.
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