Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.

  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 1. Introduction > Airplane Flight Data Recorders

Airplane Flight Data Recorders

The inspiration for solving very difficult problems on their first occurrence lies in the airline industry, and the creation of the airplane data recorders popularly known as "black boxes" (actually they are colored orange for greater visibility). There are many good detailed histories (L3 Aviation Recorders, 2009) but essentially, these were carried aboard by early airplane pilots for the greater good.

Data capacity and parameters captured have all been enhanced, and now flight (voice and) data recorders are mandatory in all but the smallest airplanes. They have been expanded in their capabilities, and their ability to survive the most severe crashes. The products and industries served have expanded, and they are now used in trains and ships. Also, several major automobile companies use them, and use them extensively with satellite telemetry (General Motors, 2009). The value of telemetry will be discussed further (see Chapter 5 "Software Service Tools").


  

You are currently reading a PREVIEW of this book.

                                                                                                                    

Get instant access to over $1 million worth of books and videos.

  

Start a Free Trial


  
  • Safari Books Online
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint