L-3 Telemetry-East Develops New Wireless Rotor Data Acquisition Package

Date: 
February 9, 2011

L-3 Telemetry-East (L-3 TE) introduces a new wireless rotor data acquisition package, addressing the long-standing problem of passing helicopter rotor data through slip rings. As data rates continue to rise, it is becoming increasingly difficult to move that data from a rotor to the aircraft fuselage reliably across the rotating slip-ring boundary. L-3 TE’s rotor package employs revolutionary Mesh MANET (Mobile Ad Hoc Network) wireless technology, which solves the problems encountered by more traditional wireless technologies when subjected to motion. The rotating package can be
battery-powered to eliminate physical wire connections to the aircraft and can include built-in solid-state data storage for situations requiring RF silence. The package also includes its own GPS time source, allowing precise time synchronization with data collected elsewhere in the
aircraft.