ADCTS-1000 Series

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Air Data Calibration Test Systems (ADCTS)

The Air Data Calibration Test System (ADCTS) is high precision advanced Secondary Air Data Controller-Monitor system. The ADCTS-1000 Series is a self-contained maneuverable rack mounted air data management system. The ADCTS is used in calibration labs, avionics engineering and avionics/instrument shops. The system is designed to perform both manual or automated test and calibration routines for a variety of air data test equipment (ie. test sets, air data computers, altimeters, airspeed indicators and line replaceable units). The ADCTS can be configured for use in both commercial and military environments.
  • A Complete Air Data Calibration and Test Solution
  • ADCTS systems can be tailored to customer specific test requirements
  • Perform Automated Test, Calibration and Verifications on most air data test equipment
  • Standard configurations available to meet most customers needs

TestVonics Air Data Calibration Test System (ADCTS) is high precision advanced Secondary Air Data Controller-Monitor system. The ADCTS-1000 Series is a self-contained maneuverable rack mounted air data management system. The ADCTS is used in calibration labs, avionics engineering and avionics/instrument shops. The system is designed to perform both manual or automated test and calibration routines for a variety of air data test equipment (ie. test sets, air data computers, altimeters, airspeed indicators and line replaceable units). The ADCTS can be configured for use in both commercial and military environments.

Pneumatic Interface Options

The ADCTS can be equipped with several pneumatic connection options. The Air Data Calibrator features either front panel or rear panel Pitot (Pt) and Static (Ps) pneumatic connections. Additional options include:
• Optional Pneumatic Interface Panel is available to route rear panel Ps and Pt outputs to the front or rear panel.
• Optional Line Switching Unit (LSU) can provide multiple Pitot and Static outputs (4 Pitot and 4 Static). The LSU outputs can be operated locally through front panel controls or remotely through the RS-232 interface. This allows for testing of multiple outputs without having to disconnect hoses during testing.
• Standard pneumatic connections feature 37° Male JIC Flared AN4 for Pitot (Pt) and 37° Male JIC Flared AN6 for Static (Ps). Additional options are available for color coded quick disconnects couplings or customer specified connections.

Automated Test Routines

The ADCTS is very intuitive, after a few minutes of set up the operator can be testing. Automated test routines allow the operator to simply select the required test to perform and everything is automated from that point forward. Test routines can be designed and developed directly on the calibration using Test Program Mode. The calibrator can store thousands of test routines with an unlimited number of set points. Additionally, test routines can be copied and transferred over to other ADCTS systems. TestVonics can also delivery systems with custom test routines pre-installed upon customer request.

Automated test routines provide a consistent and repeatable automated test process. Test reports are automatically generated to be stored locally or printed. Performing test and calibration through automated means also provides greater confidence in calibration and test results for quality assurance purposes.

Automated Calibration and Verification

All ADCTS models features automated calibration software which includes verification and alignment for TestVonics ADTS Series Air Data Test Sets. Several models are available with automated calibration software for the TTU-205J Test Set and Precision Pressure Controller-Monitor (PPCM). Automated accuracy verification software is available for GE Druck Pitot Static Test Sets (Models TS4463/P, ADTS 401F, ADTS 403, and ADTS 405F), Barfield Pitot Static Test Sets (Models DPS500 and DPS501). In addition King Nutronics (Models 3682 and 3688), Custom Manufacturing Engineering (ADTS 415F) as well as other manufacturers Pitot Static and Air Data Test Sets.

Benefits of Automatic Testing

Manually performing calibration can be a lengthy, time-consuming process. Automating calibration and test procedures with approved secondary air data calibrators will immediately generate cost savings, especially in touch labor. Most Air Data Test Sets and Pitot Static Test Sets include remote interfaces. TestVonics has designed the software to automate the calibration procedure for most of these test sets. Automating these calibration procedures has proven to reduce touch labor, in some cases 85% or greater. A calibration with 8-12 hours of touch labor could be reduced to 1-2 hours touch labor.

Automated Test Routines

The ADCTS is very intuitive, after a few minutes of set up the operator can be testing. Automated test routines allow the operator to simply select the required test to perform and everything is automated from that point forward. Test routines can be designed and developed directly on the calibration using Test Program Mode. The calibrator can store thousands of test routines with an unlimited number of set points. Additionally, test routines can be copied and transferred over to other ADCTS systems. TestVonics can also delivery systems with custom test routines pre-installed upon customer request.

Automated test routines provide a consistent and repeatable automated test process. Test reports are automatically generated to be stored locally or printed. Performing test and calibration through automated means also provides greater confidence in calibration and test results for quality assurance purposes.

ADCTS Remote and Interfaces

The ADCTS can be operated locally from the front panel or remotely via the standard RS-232 interface. Remote communications can be developed using TestVonics Remote Communications SCPI commands. In addition to RS-232, TestVonics ADCTS can be used to communicate through other interfaces and busses, including Ethernet (RJ45), Universal Serial Bus (USB), IEEE-488.2 GPIB, IEEE-488-1976 (Legacy Honeywell/Sperry), MIL-STD-1553 (through USB) and ARINC 429.

Automated Remote Operation

The system features a Test Program Mode, which allows the operator to automate their manual air data testing. Test Profiles can easily be created directly on the system without the need for additional software or a computer. Once a test program has been created, the operator can select the program and the system will acquire data and step through set points automatically.

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