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Lightweight Data Recorder (LDR)

Product overview

When an aircraft is smaller, lightweight takes on a whole new meaning because of payload and performance limitations. The LDR from L3Harris provides a lightweight package for crash-protected recording of audio, image and flight data for general aviation and helicopter operators.

Any subset of these critical benefits can be utilized for any particular installation not intended for regulatory-mandated applications. While some installations may make use of only the audio and image recording capability, others may want to exploit the full audio, image, data (ARINC 717 or ARINC 429) and GPS recording. The built-in websever allows operators to retrieve recorded data with just about a laptop and web browser.

  • Certified – ED-155 and FAA
  • Features a Crash-Survivable Memory Unit (CSMU) to protect valuable flight information
  • Contains provisions for an analog camera as a video source

Key Features

Retrieve data easily

A built-in web server in the Lightweight Data Recorder makes it easy for data retrieval and configuration with just a laptop and web-browser. No expensive software or complicated cabling is required for on-aircraft downloads.

 

Use it all or adapt elements for other purposes

Any subset of the total LDR capability can be utilized for any particular installation not intended for regulatory-mandated applications. While some installations may make use of only the audio and image recording capability, others may want to exploit the full audio, image, data (ARINC 717 or ARINC 429) and GPS recording.

Product specifications

SPECIFICATIONS
PHYSICAL Height: 4.9 in. (12.45 cm)
Width: 3.9 in. (9.9 cm)
Depth: 8.0 in. (20.3 cm)
Weight: < 5 lb. (2.27 kg)
Reliability: 10,000 hours MTBF
POWER Requirements: 28 VDC
Consumption: < 5 W (without external microphone and camera)
CONNECTORS Coaxial BNC: NTSC analog video (on certain LDR models)
Coaxial TNC: GPS RF antenna (on certain LDR models)
D-Sub 50-Pin: Analog audio, control inputs, status outputs, ARINC 717 serial data, ARINC 429 serial data on certain LDR models, external GPS serial data
RJ-45: 100 Base-T Ethernet
ENVIRONMENTAL

Temperature:

  • Operating -55 °C to +70 °C
  • Non-operating -55 °C to +85 °C

Altitude: 0 ft. to 55,000 ft. (operating)
Vibration: DO-160F Cat. S, curve M
Penetration: 250 lbs. @ 10.25 feet probe
Static Crush: 5,000 lbs.
Fire Protection: 1100 °C for 15 min. and 260 °C for 5 hrs.
Impact Shock: 1,000 G over 6-axis

OPTIONS

Microphone:

  • Panel-mount (LDR-MIC-0200)
  • Surface-mount (LDR-MIC-0100)

Video: NTSC Input for optional camera (PAL available)
GPS: External GPS antenna (L1 Active) with TNC connector P/N 009-E5557-00
Compliance: ED-155 (full details available upon request) FAA TSO-C197

COMPANY CERTIFICATION ED-155 (full details available upon request) FAA TSO-C197

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Support

Visit Technical Support Website

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

  • LDR General Aviation Brochure
  • LDR Helicopters Brochure
  • Avionics Helicopter Brochure