Model 6500: Automated Air Data Test Set

Model 6500: Automated Air Data Test Set

Specifications

Static Output

Pressure function

range:
resolution:
accuracy:
units:
0.1 to 42 inHg
0.001 inHg
±0.002 inHg
inHg, mbar

Altitude function

range:
resolution:
accuracy:
-4000 ft. to 100,000 ft.
1 foot
± 2 ft. @ 0 ft.
± 6 ft. @ 35,000 ft.
± 12 ft. @ 50,000 ft.
± 50 ft. @ 80,000 ft.
units: feet, meters

Climb function

range:
resolution:
accuracy:
units:
0 ft/min to ±50,000 ft/min
1 ft/min
±1% of rate of climb
feet/min, meters/sec

Pitot Output

Pressure function

range:
resolution:
accuracy:
Pt units:
Qc units:
0.1 to 110 inHg
0.001 inHg
±0.003 inHg
inHg, mbar, EPR
inHg, mbar

Airspeed function

range:
resolution:
accuracy:
0 to 1100 knots
0.1 knots
± 1.5 knots @ 20 knots
± 0.5 knots @ 50 knots
0.25 knots above 100 knots
0.1 knots above 300 knots
units:
Rate of change:
knots, km/hr, mph, Mach
0 to 500 knots/min

Mach function

range:
resolution:
accuracy:
0.0 to 5.0 Mach
0.001 Mach
±0.001 above 0.2 Mach

Power requirement

90-260 VAC, 47-440 Hz ; 100 VA

External Interface

RS232 and IEEE-488
Remote unit optional

Dimensions & weights

6.5” (h) x 15.5” (w) x 17.0” (d) / 20 lbs
19-inch rack-mount kit optional

Environmental specs

Operating temp.
Storage temp.
Humidity:
0 to 50°C
-25 to 75°C
5 to 95% non-condensing

Features

RVSM compliantThe high accuracy of the tester and NIST-traceable calibration make the tester fully RVSM-compliant.

Calibration period: 1 year

Automated operation Simply enter the target set-points for altitude and airspeed and the unit automatically achieves the targets, ramping at the programmed rates. Control at the set-point is stable within ± 1 foot, ± 0.1 knot or ±0.001 inHg.

Programmable limitsUser-programmable limits for altitude, airspeed, Mach and VSI provide protection to the aircraft.

“Jog” and “Hold” features Set-points can be “jogged” up or down in small increments. Ramping to a set-point can be put on “hold” and controlled at the current measured value.

“Ground” feature Brings Pitot and Static outputs to ambient “ground” pressure after completing a test.

“Profiles” feature A profile of set-points can be downloaded from a PC, allowing the user to step through the set-points using a single key. Each profile can have up to 50 set-points and 20 profiles can be stored in the unit.

Leak checks Pitot and Static leak-checks can be performed either independently or simultaneously. Three leak-timers can be programmed to perform timed leaks between 1 to 20 minutes. The display of “instant” leak rates provides immediate feedback to the user.

Pressure & Vacuum requirement External pressure (Dry Air only) and vacuum supplies are required. The PVS is ideally suited for providing these supplies.

Local display and keypadThe local display and keypad are the operator interface for the tester. All valid parameters, including altitude, climb and airspeed, are clearly displayed simultaneously on a single screen on the local display.

Applications

  • Ideal tester for use in an instrument-shop for testing and calibrating ADC’s, altimeters, airspeed indicators, VSI’s, cabin pressure controllers, FDR’s and other air-data instruments.
  • Can be rack-mounted in ATE systems