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Application areas

With the currently supported features FLIDAS supports the following application areas.

Chapter 10 SW / recorder developers and validators

Users:

  • Developers of IRIG 106 Chapter 10 software for a commercial market or within their own organization
  • Developers of Chapter 10 recorders
  • Companies procuring Chapter 10 software or recorders that need to verify the behavior of their procurements

Important features:

  • Browsing within Packets in same sequence as in file
  • Decoding of all common and Protocol specific Packet attributes (also as raw data for cross reference)
  • Display of whole Packets in a structured hex editor style
  • Manipulation of CH10 files within structured hex editor to prepare test data (mainly for injecting specific errors)
  • Detecting and locating of Packets with declared error flags and additional error situations
  • Robustness to handle a wider range of corrupted files
  • For supported protocols even decoding of Packets down to contained Packet entries
  • For the future an API for access to Chapter 10 files and GUI integration is planned as a building block for own applications
  • Plug-ins for vendor specific extensions are possible and available (like DATaRec4 extension)
  • Summarization of communication within one channel to compare it with reference data sources like a METS 231 from Scientific Data Systems LLC
  • Convert between CH10 and XML files. You can convert real files to XML for manipulation or write XML files directly and use them for replay or rapid prototyping before changing your recorder's firmware.
  • Check the bit rates created by your recorder or individual Channels.

Infrequent users

Users:

  • People who only need to analyze Chapter 10 data only infrequently so it does not justify to invest in a full scale solution
  • People who must equip their subcontractors without analysis SW with a quick solution to analyze a current problem
  • People who must sometimes access Chapter 10 files outside of their regular system environment

Important features:

  • Easy to use (users claimed to be able to use it immediately without looking into the manual)
  • Installationless. FLIDAS can be prepared to run directly from an USB stick or copied from there to a local system.
  • Mobile use possible
  • Immediate use through free version possible. It can be upgraded later if the additional features of the commercial version are required.
  • Affordable price
  • Context sensitive help
  • For the functional features supported see the features list

Protocol level analysts

Users:

  • People interested in physical problems within their digital data buses: Parity errors, equipment not answering etc.

Important features:

  • Decoding of the protocol data of the supported Protocols including recognized error flags
  • Communication and error summaries for some Protocols
  • Export of some of the Protocols to CSV to use in external applications like Excel
  • Live display of raw data and protocol information from Data Streams for some data types

Parameter level analysts

Users:

  • People analyzing the flight data on Parameter level with FLIDAS

Important features:

  • Decoding and export and display (tabular and graph) of ARINC 429, MIL-STD 1553B, PCM, Analog, CAN bus and some NMEA 0183 to the Parameter level
  • Possibilities to go down to the Protocol level on detected errors
  • Visualize and replay flight routes on built-in and user defined maps
  • Live display of decoded Parameters from Data Streams

External analysts

Users:

  • People analyzing the flight data with external software

Important features:

  • Export of data to various export formats
  • Decoding and export of ARINC 429 and MIL-STD 1553B, PCM, Analog, CAN bus and some NMEA 0183 to the Parameter level
  • Export filters
  • New export formats can be added on request
  • Fits into processes where companies already have analysis software and are just migrating their recorders to chapter 10

FTI operators

Users:

  • People responsible for maintaining FTI

Important features:

  • Use live displays to connect to your recorder and calibrate your FTI sensors getting quick feedback on the screen.
  • Replay CVSD audio and MPEG video to verify proper operation.

Users of other Chapter 10 SW

Users:

  • People already using other chapter 10 SW but having problems from time to time so they need another tool for cross reference

Important features:

  • Robustness to handle a wider range of corrupted files other SW might fail to read
  • Easy to use and installationless
  • Affordable price
  • Free version to start with
  • Display of almost all chapter 10 structure relevant information to be able to see the root of a problem

Training on flight data analysis

Users:

  • People participating in trainings on IRIG 106 or flight data analysis in general

Important features:

  • Easy to use and installationless. Can be provided fully functional on USB stick
  • Free version for training. Trainees can take it back to their organization for immediate use
  • Display of almost all chapter 10 structure relevant information for teaching about chapter 10
  • Display of protocol information for teaching about protocols like MIL-STD 1553B on real examples

Special requirements

Users:

  • Companies in need for a specific feature unavailable on the market

Important features:

  • Wider variety of features already available to be reused for new requirements
  • Very adaptable to individual requirements through the Eclipse Plug-in concept
  • For the future an API for access to Chapter 10 files and GUI integration is planned as a building block for own applications

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