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Zodiac Data Systems
Flight Test Instrumentation
Qualified Technology
45 years of experience in flight test instrumentation and telemetry solutions have enabled SDS to design and build technology that performs reliably
in the most challenging environments and meet evolving needs in the industry. Although, it's our team's focus on responsive support that has made us
the first choice with customers worldwide.
XMA (CORE8+ CORE16) - Data Acquisition Unit for Aircraft OnBoard Testing
With its compact and ruggedized design, XMA is an optimal fit for remote data acquisitions in harsh and small space areas. It is the perfect candidate for network telemetry applications and remote acquisitions, to reduce the wire intrusiveness, and acquire the data closer to the sensors. XMA also allows data recording, data processing, GPS localization and data transmission. XMA has the smallest size/channel types ratio, and provides optimized module set for a large number of data type acquisitions, with state-of-the-art accuracy. A complete set of status and health information of the unit is remotely available for live monitoring and accurate data qualifiers.
- Harsh Environments:
- INET Ready:
- Ultra Compact & Generic:

- Easy to Configure:
- High Data Rate:
- Multi-format Outputs:
-50°C / +105°C, waterproof, shocks, vibration, lightning, EMI/EMC
UDP communication, IEEE1588 synchronization, SNMP
Generic analog module, 2x3’’ / 51x76 mm, from 1 to 16 modules per stack
eZ software suite, XML schema (MDL)
500 ppm in extreme temperature range
PCM Chapter 4, Chapter 7, Chapter 10, UDP, IENA, DAR
Data Sheet
Justin Katko    Tel - 850.499.7320   |
XMA-ROTOR - Full Wireless Modular Acquisition System for Helicopter Rotor Heads
The Safran Data Systems XMA-ROTOR provides high performance XMA modules technology built in a mechanical housing dedicated to helicopter rotor head instrumentation. The XMA-ROTOR replaces legacy slip ring technology offering a full wireless/contactless link between the rotor and the stator. Power is transferred via inductive coupling. Acquired data, health monitoring information, configuration data and synchronization signals are transferred over a bi-directional radio link. The XMA-ROTOR, as a standard XMA stack, is scalable and can host from 2 to 16 XMA wireless modules of various kinds: analog, digital, discrete, video… The XMA-ROTOR is designed to cope with environmental conditions of civil and military rotorcraft. Designed to operate seamlessly with existing flight test systems, the XMA-ROTOR is configured and managed as standard XMA stack and is fully compatible with Safran Data Systems architecture.
- Fully Wireless:
- Easy to Configure:
- Scalable:

- Harsh Environments:
- High Accuracy:

- High Efficiency Wireless Power:
No slip ring, low intrusive and maintenance-free technology
Configured and managed remotely by the eZ Software Suite
Up to 120 strain gages or accelerometers, or 240 temperatures or any combinations
Built to sustain up to 2500 rpm without additional bracket
Low uncertainty down to 200ppm Typical and high synchronization lower than 100ns
Low EMI pollution and permanent health monitoring
Data Sheet
Justin Katko    Tel - 850.499.7320   |
CHAPTER 7 GATEWAY - Telemetry PCM, Video and Ethernet Multiplexer
IRIG 106 Chapter 7 is a new IRIG standard for multiplexing any type of data in a standard PCM telemetry channel. The Chapter 7 Gateway can merge several PCM outputs, Video channels and Ethernet data streams into a single standard PCM telemetry channel. The compact and highly ruggedized design allows the gateway to be installed on any type of test vehicles even in harsh environment. This versatile gateway upgrades existing instrumentation systems to the next generation of telemetry data links.
- Harsh Environments:
- Efficient Data Transmission:

- Ultra Compact:
- Easy Integration:
- Upgrades Exiting Systems:
-45°C / +85°C, waterproof, shocks, vibration, lightning, EMI/EMC
Several channels (PCM output, Video, Ethernet) in a single PCM stream
2x3” 51x76mm cross section 102mm length
Simple configuration, standard interfaces
Add video and Ethernet to existing telemetry data link
Data Sheet
Justin Katko    Tel - 850.499.7320   |
XMA-BOX - Multiple Channel Data Acquisition Unit
The Safran Data Systems XMA-BOX provides high performance XMA modules technology in a cost effective 1U case. The XMA-BOX accepts and processes both analog and digital signals for streaming in various instrumentation data formats. Ideal for ground testing facilities, the XMA-BOX is also designed to cope with environmental conditions of small to large civil aircraft cabin. The XMA-BOX is an optimal fit for multiple data acquisition needs, as a single box or integrated in a larger FTI system all by ensuring state-of-the-art accuracy.
- Cost Effective + Simple:
- Easy to Configure:
- Flexible Configurations:

- System Integration:
- Multi-format Outputs:

- Mounting Options:
Performance and functionality in cost-effective package
Assisted and faster configuration through Ethernet or USB
Full analog, Full ARINC 429, or digital buses: RS, MIL-STD, AFDX, CAN, Discrete
Standalone or integrated in a full network system with XMA devices
Ethernet output (IENA or IRIG 106 UDP Chapter 10), PCM IRIG 106 Chapter 4 output
19” rack-mouting kit including brackets and screws
Data Sheet
Justin Katko    Tel - 850.499.7320   |
MDR - Versatile Airborne Data Acquisition, Recording & Dissemination System
The MDR system enables data collection in complex and harsh airborne flight test environments. Its modular design enables a wide usability range from the lightest to the most extensive daily test requirements in terms of variety of signals to be recorded, environmental constraints and recording time. A wide range of signal interface modules tailored to the most common data sources and busses ensure that today’s and tomorrow’s requirements will be addressed. The modular MDR design provides the flexibility for choosing cost-effective systems or high-end FTI systems with high capacity storage media. There are mainframes available with 2, 4 or 8slots for signal interface modules. This configuration flexibility is completed by advanced data processing (filtering, decimation, etc.) and managing capabilities, including UDP and most sophisticated Chapter 7 version 2017 streaming techniques.
- Scalable Mainframes:
- Full spetrum of Interfaces:

- Easy Setup & Re-configuration:
- Multi-channel Recording:

- Hybrid Modules:
2 to 8 slots for signal interface cards
PCM, Ethernet, ARINC 429, MIL 1553, CAN, analog, video, serial, discrete…
In-the-field configuration, adaptable to any scenario
Simultaneous recording of multiple data subsets in separate files on various storage media
Up to 4 different data types within one module
Data Sheet
Justin Katko    Tel - 850.499.7320   |
MDR-GT - Hybrid Concept for Data Recording & Processing The Ultra-Fast Onboard FTI Solution
The highly flexible platform concept of the MDR-GT family is technically based on a common mainframe with many high-end built-in interfaces and functions. Specific functions and requirements can be addressed by adding dedicated interface canisters (featuring signal interfaces and/or storage media). With a selection range from several mainframe variants and canister types together with a high number of signal modules, the MDR-GT offers configuration options for almost all applications and requirements.

Backward compatibility to all MDR modules is an additional benefit. Ultra-high data rates and storage capacities plus advanced data processing allow for extensive data recording and management.
- Ultra High Data Rate &Storage:
- Advanced Data Capabilities:
- Configuration Flexibility:
- Full Spectrum of Interfaces:
- Integrated Telemetry Outputs:
Up to 16 Gbit/s and up to 80 TB
On-Board Data Analysis
User-Configurable Canister Concept
10GigE, Video, Fibre Channel, ARINC 429, PCM, MIL-STD-1553, H.265 Video, Analog...
IRIG 106-17 Chapter 7 Support
Data Sheet
Justin Katko    Tel - 850.499.7320   |
GMDR - Fast and Flexible System for Ground Station Applications
The highly flexible modular GMDR system is a versatile and future-proof solution for acquisition, recording, dissemination and replay of FTI data in ground station applications. With its high integration, incomparable range of supported video interfaces and full compatibility with global leading MDR products, the GMDR integrates seamlessly into customers‘ existing test center topologies.

With its intelligent data reduction through segmentation, pre-selection and filtering as well as the capability to freely disseminate subsets of data among several network destinations, GMDR efficiently reduces the operator‘s workload when analyzing test results.
- Flexible Modular Design:
- Wide Range of Video Formats:
- Dual Drive Variants:
- Real-time Data Access:
- Universal:
- High Efficiency Wireless Power:
GMDR2/6: 1U Form Factor, 2/6 module slots GMDR12: 2U Form DVI, SDI, PAL, NTSC, RTP
Flexible usage of high-end MDR or highly cost-effective storage media
Live monitoring of recordings
Providing Record and Replay capabilities
IRIG 106-17 Chapter 7 Support
Low EMI pollution and permanent health monitoring
Data Sheet
Justin Katko    Tel - 850.499.7320   |
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