FAERITO® Flight Data Recorder

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Capture and Protect Critical Data with a Proven Crash-Survivable Flight Data Recorder 

Mercury’s FAERITO® digital cockpit video recorder system is a multi-functional solution that records flight and cockpit data, audio and video.  

Tested and certified to EUROCAE ED-112 and RTCA DO-160E aircraft environmental standards and featuring 256 GB of crash-survivable memory and advanced encryption options, Mercury’s flight-proven recorder reliably captures data during the most turbulent weather conditions.   

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Manage and Protect Critical Aircraft Data

Mercury’s video recorder, storage and transfer systems provide air and operations crews with secure data management and exchange.

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Features
  • Records up to 32 hours of video and 100 hours of voice/data
  • 256 GB crash-survivable memory with underwater locator beacon
  • FIPS 140-2 and NSA Type-1 encryption option
  • Built-in diagnostics, time synchronization and BIT functions
  • Low power, compact and lightweight (SWaP-C) with RIPS option
  • EUROCAE ED-112, RTCA DO-160E and ARINC 573-7/717 compliant
  • MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD 704, TSO-123 ruggedization
Specifications

Crash-Survivable Memory and Encryption

  • 256 GB crash-survivable memory unit (CSMU)
  • Underwater locator beacon: activated upon water submersion to pinpoint CSMU location
  • FIPS 140-2, NSA Type-1 (available in the USA only) encryption

External Interfaces

  • Two (2) MIL-STD 1553 channels
  • Four (4) analog audio channels
  • One (1) USB or Ethernet ground interface
  • Eight (8) discrete signals IN
  • Eight (8) discrete signals OUT
  • Two (2) RS-170 video channels

Video Interface

  • Number of channels: 2 (up to 4 with video multiplexer)
  • Analog input: 2 (NTSC/RS-170 standards)
  • Video input voltage: 0.7 Vp-p
  • Analog video sample clock: 13.5 MHz
  • Number of pixels per sample: 16 bits (8 bits luminance and 8 bits chrominance)
  • Compressed bit rate: 1 Mbps per channel
  • Video compression ratio: 250:1 typical
  • Number of frames: 5 per channel

Audio Interface

  • Number of channels: 4 mono or 2 stereo
  • Input bandwidth: 20 Hz – 20KHz
  • Input resistance: 20 KΩ
  • Signal-to-noise ratio of input: 74 dB
  • Analog audio input level: max 3 Vp-p
  • Compressed bit rate: 16 Kbps per channel

Mechanical

  • Dimensions: 6" H × 6.5" W × 10" D
  • Weight: <11 lb
  • Power: 18 W
  • RIPS Option

Compliance Certifications

  • EUROCAD ED-112
  • FAA TSO-C176
  • ARINC 573-7/717

Rugged

  • Low- temperature survivability: 260° C for 10 hr
  • High- temperature survivability: 1100° C for 60 min
  • Crush depth: > 6,000 meters
  • Natural convection cooled
  • MTBF: 230,280 hours
  • Operational altitude: 50,000 feet

Environmental Certifications

  • Tested to D0-160-D
  • MIL-STD-704A-F for 28VDC
  • MIL-STD-461F (EMI)
  • RTCA DO-160E (EMI and Environmental)
  • MIL-STD-810G
  • TSO-123C and TSO-124C upon request

Enhance In-Flight Situational Awareness

Mercury’s avionic video recorders quickly and quietly capture and synchronize high-definition mission and flight data to enhance communications, situational awareness and surveillance.

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