Military Embedded Systems

Curtiss-Wright announces small, lightweight COTS air data computer module


February 13, 2014

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW 2014. Curtiss-Wright has announced the new Air Data Computer Module (ADCM) designed for both civil and defense aircraft platforms. The Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) ADCM is compact and lightweight, with a stable vibrating cylinder.

The ADCM provides avionics designers a slot-based solution for integrating air data processing into existing avionics, such as Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS), Electronics Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS), Inertial Reference Systems (IRS), or Global Navigation Inertial Reference Systems (GNIRS). This process reduces fuel consumption, LRU count, and weight.

Lynn Bamford, Senior VP/GM of the Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division says this is the smallest, lightest, and most stable ADCM they have ever developed. “The new ADCM, our first air data computer module with vibrating cylinder sensors, is a card-mounted solution that weighs less than 0.9 lb yet contains the pneumatic sensors and processing electronics to generate the complete International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) air data parameter set.”

The ADCM is configured for future airspace requirements such as NextGen and SESAR’s advanced air traffic management.

For more information, visit the Curtiss-Wright booth (S95) at the Singapore Airshow until February 16, or


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