Model 6580/6580-HA: Automated Air Data Test Set

Model 6580/6580-HA: Automated Air Data Test Set

NSN: 4920 01 611 1045 (Model 6580-HA)

The 6580 & 6580-HA (High-Accuracy) Air Data Test Sets are rack-mount units with built-in pressure and vacuum pumps featuring quiet operation. These test sets can be used to test and calibrate altimeters, airspeed / Mach indicators, Climb indicators, Flight data recorders, Air data computers, and EPR indicators. The high accuracy of these units meets all RVSM requirements. Also, they need to be calibrated only once a year. The use of “Profiles” makes it possible for the operator to run through a test using only a single key on the front panel keypad of these units.
The 6580-M1 has a built-in output switching module (OSM) with 3 Static Ports and 3 Pitot Ports on the rear panel, which can individually be controlled (opened and closed) using external inputs.

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Static Output

6580

6580-HA

6580-M1

Pressure function

Range:

0.1 to 42 inHg

0.1 to 38 inHg

0.1 to 42 inHg

Resolution:

0.001 inHg

0.0001 inHg

0.001 inHg

Accuracy:

±0.002 inHg

±0.001 inHg

±0.002 inHg

Units:

inHg, mbar

inHg, mbar

inHg, mbar

Altitude function

Range:

-4000 ft. to 100,000 ft.

-4000 ft. to 100,000 ft.

-4000 ft. to 100,000 ft.

Resolution:

1 foot

1 foot

1 foot

Accuracy:

± 2 ft. @ 0 ft.
± 6 ft. @ 35,000 ft.
± 12 ft. @ 50,000 ft.
± 50 ft. @ 80,000 ft.

± 1 ft. @ 0 ft.
± 3 ft. @ 35,000 ft.
± 6 ft. @ 50,000 ft.
± 25 ft. @ 80,000 ft.

± 2 ft. @ 0 ft.
± 6 ft. @ 35,000 ft.
± 12 ft. @ 50,000 ft.
± 50 ft. @ 80,000 ft.

Units:

Feet, Meters

Feet, Meters

Feet, Meters

Climb function

Range:

0 ft/min to ±50,000 ft/min

0 ft/min to ±50,000 ft/min

0 ft/min to ±50,000 ft/min

Resolution:

1 ft/min

1 ft/min

1 ft/min

Accuracy:

±1% of rate of climb

±1% of rate of climb

±1% of rate of climb

Units:

Feet/min, Meters/sec

Feet/min, Meters/sec

Feet/min, Meters/sec

Pitot Output

Pressure Function

Range:

0.1 to 110 inHg

0.1 to 100 inHg

0.1 to 60 inHg

Resolution:

0.001 inHg

0.0001 inHg

0.0001 inHg

Accuracy:

±0.003 inHg

±0.002 inHg

±0.003 inHg

Pt Units:

inHg, mbar, EPR

inHg, mbar, EPR

inHg, mbar, EPR

Qc Units:

inHg, mbar

inHg, mbar

inHg, mbar

Airspeed Function

Range:

0 to 1100 knots

0 to 1100 knots

0 to 650 knots

Resolution:

0.1 knots

0.1 knots

0.1 knots

Accuracy:

± 1.5 knots @ 20 knots
± 0.5 knots @ 50 knots
< 0.25 knots above 100 knots
<0.1 knots above 300 knots

± 0.3 knots @ 50 knots
± 0.16 knots @ 100 knots
± 0.07 knots @ 300 knots
± 0.01 knots @ 1000 knots

± 0.5 knots @ 50 knots
± 0.25 knots @ 100 knots
± 0.1 knots above 300 knots

Units:

knots, Mach, km/hr, mph

knots, Mach, km/hr, mph

knots, Mach, km/hr, mph

Rate of change:

0 to 500 knots/min

0 to 800 knots/min

0 to 500 knots/min

Mach Function

Range:

0.0 to 5.0 Mach

0.0 to 5.0 Mach

0.0 to 3.0 Mach

Resolution:

0.001 Mach

0.001 Mach

0.001 Mach

Accuracy:

±0.001 above 0.2 Mach

±0.001 above 0.2 Mach

±0.001 above 0.2 Mach

Power Requirement

90-260 VAC, 47-440 Hz ; 200 VA

External Interfaces

RS232 and IEEE-488; Remote unit optional

Dimensions & weights

4U Rack-mount design: 7.0” (h) x 19.0” (w) x 20.0” (d) / 30 lbs

Environmental Specs

Operating temp.

0 to 50°C

0 to 50°C

0 to 50°C

Storage temp.:

-25 to 75°C

-25 to 75°C

-25 to 75°C

Humidity:

5 to 95% non-condensing

5 to 95% non-condensing

5 to 95% non-condensing

Features

RVSM compliant
The high accuracy of the tester and NIST-traceable calibration make the tester fully RVSM-compliant.
Calibration period:
1 year
Pressure & Vacuum system
The unit includes dual vacuum pumps and a pressure pump for higher reliability. The pressure system includes a membrane dryer and filter to provide clean dry air for the entire system. No external pumps are required. Internal pumps have a minimum life of 5000 operating hours.
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 limits
User-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.
Local display and keypad
The 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

Since the pumps are included, this is the Ideal tester for rack-mount ATE systems.
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.