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FA5300 Modular Airborne Data Recorder / Acquisition System (MADRAS)

Product overview

The FA5300 provides a highly dependable and configurable high-speed recording and data storage unit that provides operators with the ability to customize data acquisition and inputs and outputs specific to each individual aircraft and optional voice recording capability. Offering 2 hours of audio recorders and 25 hours of flight date recording, the FA53000 provides greater than 25,000 MTBF, reducing operational costs and repairs to a minimum. The MADAS family provides operators with the ability to quickly download and analyze flight data for safety and preventative maintenance investigations, enabling operators to analyze Flight Data Monitoring (FDM)/ Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) supporting airlines Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  • Tailors data acquisition to each aircraft
  • Provides flight data acquisition with data recording and optional voice recording via a single LRU
  • Meets needs of both civil and military operators

Key Features

  • Designed for high-performance aircraft and specialized applications, L3Harris' FA5300 MADRAS provides high-speed recording or data and audio critical for reports and flight assessments
  • The FA5300 records up to 2,048 words-per-second (wps) for a minimum of 25 hours, and has the capability to record four channels of high-quality audio for up to two hours. In addition, the FA5300 is able to record data over the ARINC 664 bus
  • Control units, microphones, accelerometers and installation accessories are also available for aircraft in need of tailored recording solutions
  • The MADAS family provides operators with the ability to quickly download and analyze flight data for safety and preventative maintenance investigations. The units share the same common ground support equipment as the FA2100 Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR). This data helps accident investigators as well as provides thousands of parameters of data able for Flight Data Monitoring (FDM)/ Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) supporting airlines Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Product specifications

SPECIFICATIONS
PHYSICAL Height: 6.57 in. (167 mm)
Width: 5.0 in. (12.70 cm)
Depth: 12.23 in. (310.6 mm)
Weight: 8.5 lb. (3.9 kg); add 1.7 lbs. (0.8 kg) with RIPS
POWER Requirements: 28 VDC
RECORDING Time 25 hrs. of flight data storage (minimum) and 120 min. high-quality audio
Channels: 4 audio input channels, 1 data link channel and up to 64 virtual links over the ARINC 664 bus
CONNECTORS Main: Three MIL-DTL38999 connectors
ENVIRONMENTAL Temperature: Operating -55 °C to +70 °C / Non-operating -55 °C to +85 °C
Altitude: Operating: -1,000 ft. to 55,000 ft
Vibration: Standard and robust levels
Penetration: ED-112: 500 lb./10 ft./¼-in. probe
Static Crush: ED-112: 5,000 lb.
Fire Protection: ED-112: 50,000 BTU/sq. ft./hr. for 60 min. at 1100 °C; 10 hrs. at 260 °C
Impact: ED-112: 3,400 G, 6.5 ms, half sine shock wave
CERTIFICATIONS Product: FAA TSO-C121, C123b, C124b, C155a and C177
Company: ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev. C Certified
SPECIFICATIONS Regulatory: EUROCAE MOPS, ED-112, RTCA/DO-160G, RTCA/DO-178B, DO-254
Industry: ARINC 429, 664, 717, 747, 757, 757A
ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Underwater Acoustic Beacon: Six-year battery and bracket supplied with unit

Data Acquisition Channel Options:
Analog: Up to 37* single-ended or 18* differential
Discrete: Up to 37* shunt or series
Synchro: Up to 4*
Frequency: Up to 4*
ARINC 429: 8, high- or low-speed
ARINC 664: Twisted pair or fiber optic

*Analog, Discrete, Synchro and Frequency channels share configurable inputs.

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Support

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To gain access to the latest technical publications, service bulletins and other pertinent information about your recorders or other L3Harris devices, operators and authorized repair facilities need to register with our technical support organization for the online library.

Technical support:
Email: fieldservice.cas@l3harris.com
Phone & AOG hotline: +1 (321) 674-4900

Technical publications:
Email: avionics.techpubs@l3harris.com

Cage Code / Federal Supply Code: 25583

Facility / Shipping / Mailing address:
5353 52nd Street, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512-9704 USA

Order administration / Sales / General inquiries:
Phone: +1 (616) 949-6600
Email: avionics.sales@l3harris.com

Repair and overhaul administration: 
Email: avionics.service@l3harris.com
Phone: +1 (321) 674-4900
Fax: +1 (616) 977-6895
For service repair (Part 145) returned material authorizations (RMA): Visit RMA website

Data services:
Email: dataservice.avionics@l3harris.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Downloads

  • FA5300 MADRAS Brochure