Proven Field Success
United States Army
has decided to use the dataMARS CMC-e-600
as their standard solution for
flight-data recording and
post-analysis, installing it on their flight-test aircraft.
The airborne CMC-e-600 flight-data recorder unit
records flight data from multiple diverse data buses and
signals. While recording, the unit also displays monitored
engineering-unit data, enabling quick and informed
decision-making during and between flights.
Once on the ground, the unit's pocket-sized, media cartridge
can be easily removed and taken to the lab, where the
powerful Windows-based dataMARS post-analysis software
immediately accesses and analyzes the data, with no
Finally, the dataMARS post-analysis
software provides advanced data presentation, manipulation,
interrogation, reporting and exporting capabilities.
Seamless integration between the data recording unit,
removable recording media and ground analysis software, as
well as with elimination of any download time, means that
the dataMARS-RCS solution is complete, efficient and ensures
that the entire testing process is streamlined. With many
successful installations worldwide, this solution is proven
Features and Benefits of the
Streamlines work to save time:
The dataMARS-RCS 's recording media can be removed and
installed on a standard PC for immediate analysis, making
post analysis efficient and easy.
Realtime analysis: The
dataMARS-RCS has the revolutionary ability to analyze data
in real-time. The analyzed data, unlike the raw data
recorded by conventional systems, enables decision-making
during the flight.
On-line data analysis on the
ground: The attachment of a standard VGA monitor,
mouse and keyboard makes pre-flight testing, unit
integration and communication debugging simple, as the
dataMARS-RCS unit is already configured and wired to the
Integrates multiple types of communications:
The dataMARS-RCS integrates the diverse communication data
types operating aboard the aircraft, encompassing flight and
mission data alike. It supports MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429,
PCM, Ethernet, video, voice, serial channels,
analog/discrete signals and many others.
The dataMARS-RCS is constructed of a modular design that can
be easily adapted to address your specific needs and
changing project requirements. The dataMARS-RCS is generic,
enabling easy upgrade and flexibility.
Complete turnkey solution:
The unity of the dataMARS-RCS recording unit and extensive
dataMARS real-time and post-analysis software provide the
most thorough monitoring solution available.
Reliable and rugged: The
dataMARS-RCS unit is SOF (Safety of Flight) tested, flight
qualified and can withstand severe environmental conditions.
Compact and easy to install, the unit is self-cooled and
operates autonomously from a 28 VDC power source. The
dataMARS-RCS uses either solid-state or hard-drive recording
media, with the storage capacity for hours of flight time.
Various capacity options, Hard-drive 500GB
or Solid-state disk up to 128GB
Real-time compression of recorded data
Growth potential for higher capacities
Up to 6
dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553 buses (Special option to operate as
Up to 16 ARINC-429
channels (12.5kHz, 100kHz)
Two 100baseT Ethernet
IRIG-B or internal
time tagging on all recorded data. Option for GPS 1PPS sync
Dimensions & Weight
tailors the Flight Recorder's Panel of Connectors per Customer's requirements.
0°C - 60°C
Extended temperature range
-20°C - 65°C
-40°C - 85°C
Up to 95%
Salt Fog: 5% solution per MIL-STD-810E method 509.3
MIL-STD-810E Category 9 (per MIL-STD-167)
MIL-STD-810E for flight equipment 15g, 11ms saw tooth
20,000ft (or the equivalent atmospheric pressure) operating
MIL-STD-461C Categories CE03, RE02, RS03, CS02
Dust: per MIL-STD-810E
dataMARS and dataSIMS products use an ICD database to enable
extraction of engineering-unit data from monitored and
replayed communication messages. This database describes the
data format of individual types of messages, as well as the
engineering-unit elements they contain. The mapping and
encoding details of these elements are then used to decode
their engineering-unit values during monitoring and replay.
These values are displayed in graphical and numerical
displays, and are also presented in the different report
types supported by the software. Engineering-unit element
settings also enable detection of illegal (alarm) element
values and mapping of values to text. When simulating
engineering-unit data via dataSIMS, the ICD encodes the data
into a transmitted raw message
dataMARS and dataSIMS visualize recorded and replayed data
using a wide variety of graphical and alphanumeric displays.
They offer display formats that show engineering-unit values
in plots, needles, bars and numbers, as well as display
formats that show the complete messages and sequences of
messages. You can create display setups that include
multiple display pages with hundreds of displays for
elements, messages and streams, without losing speed and
Panels are a major add-on package option that simplifies
access to monitored and simulated data by constructing
realistic looking front panels from an extensive library of
gadgets. You can use these panels to control a real piece of
equipment, as well as simulate or create virtual equipment
that can communicate on a live bus. Virtual Panels can also
be useful in emulating and testing a proposed front panel
design, in order to simplify the user interface for data
monitoring. Virtual panels may be extended to include new
types of displays and ActiveX controls. A provided SDK
allows the creation of custom controls.
are useful in mimicking the look, feel and operation of real
equipment used by the pilot by presenting the recorded data
via "real-life" controls. The intuitive interface is
especially helpful for users who are not familiar with the
dataMARS and dataSIMS systems.
dataMARS and dataSIMS offer superb post-analysis
capabilities for recorded data. Supported recordings include
those created by dataMARS, dataSIMS and the dataMARS104-II
systems. Recordings made by recorders from other vendors may
also be imported for analysis.
is performed on engineering-unit values decoded from the
recorded data, which are displayed using a variety of
presentation formats, and reported in flexible reporting
formats. Specific events and conditions can be searched for
in the recorded data, and calculations may be performed on
it to extract new information to be displayed and reported
alongside the recorded data. Recorded data may be exported
to other third-party tools, such as Excel™ and MatLab™.
multiple sources are replayed synchronously, based on
recorded time tags. The data may be replayed at various
rates, such as 1:1 and full speed.
Aside from the
engineering displays that show recorded
Reporting and Exporting
variety of ASCII reports can be generated from the recorded
data. These include engineering-unit values, results of
additional calculations based on monitored data and the raw
data of complete messages. Reports may be generated for
either complete recordings or for selected portions of them.
Report templates may be used to generate multiple reports
for numerous data recordings in a single batch process.
optional conversion tools to convert recorded data to
various third party binary formats.
may be used in Excel™, MatLab™ and other tools for dedicated
analysis and presentation. Reports may also be distributed
to other interested parties
dataMARS and dataSIMS make it possible to incorporate and
integrate custom data communications channels into the
system in order to utilize its monitoring, display, storage,
post-analysis and database capabilities. They provide you
with a driver (with full source code) that you can easily
modify to receive and transmit custom data. This driver may
be used for the monitoring of custom hardware, custom
RS232/422 protocols, GPS data, analog I/O and more.
are monitored and simulated alongside standard protocols
(for example, MIL-STD-1553 or ARINC-429), which
re-emphasizes the complete and system-wide approach taken by
Monitors all or selected bus traffic, and detects
Decodes engineering-units data from monitored MIL-STD-1553
6 high- and low-speed ARINC-429 channels, and
detects communication errors.
engineering-unit data from monitored ARINC-429 labels.
comprehensive built-in database of standard ARINC-429
labels, as well as provides support for user-defined label
Monitors TCP, UDP and IP transmissions either passively or
as an active node.
Identifies packets and frames by source/destination
address and port.
Decodes engineering-units data from monitored
transmissions at any protocol layer
Tracks sockets and decodes stream data.
Easily customized to support custom network protocols
(based on IP, UDP or TCP).