Technical Seminar




CONTENTS: • Introduction • Inside The Black Box Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR) Flight Data Recorders (FDR) • Technology Used For Recording And Storage • How Transmission Takes Place • Built To Survive • Testing A CSMU • Retrieving Information • Conclusion • References .

and the CVR recorded a little more than 30 minutes of conversation and other audible cockpit noises. David Warren of Aeronautical Research Laboratories of Melbourne. • the FDR contained 48 parameters of flight data." for answers. INTRODUCTION: • With any airplane crash. Australia. HISTORY: The first prototype FDR was produced in 1956 by Dr. • Investigators turn to the airplane's flight data recorder.(FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR). also known as "black boxes. there are many unanswered questions as to what brought the plane down. .


THE POSITIONS OF THE FOUR MICROPHONES: • Pilot’s headset • Co-pilot’s headset • Headset of a third crew member (if there is a third crew member) • Near the center of the cockpit.COCKPIT VOICE RECORDERS: CVR is designed to track the conversations of the flight crew. where it can pick up audio alerts and other sounds .

Parameters Recorded By Most FDRs: • Time • Pressure altitude • Airspeed • Vertical acceleration • Magnetic heading • Control-column position • Rudder-pedal position • Control-wheel position • Horizontal stabilizer • Fuel flow .FLIGHT DATA RECORDERS: The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) is designed to record the operating data from the plane’s system.

• Solid state uses stacked arrays of memory chips • Boards are about 1.45 cm) in diameter and 1 inch (2. Technology used for Recording and Storage: 1.54 cm) tall.Magnetic Tape: 2. .Solid-State Technology: • Solid-state recorders are considered much more reliable than their magnetic-tape counterparts.75 inches (4.

. TRANSMISSION OF DATA: • Data from both the CVR and FDR is stored on stacked memory boards inside the crash-survivable memory unit (CSMU). • All of the data collected by the airplane's sensors is sent to the flight-data acquisition unit (FDAU) at the front of the aircraft .

. the only device that survive.BUILT TO SURVIVE (CRASH-SURVIVAL MEMORY UNITS-CSMU) • In many airline accidents. chasis and inner components are mangled. • Basic protection elements are:-  Aluminum housing  High-temperature insulation  Stainless-steel shell • The rest of the recorders.

• Cylinder is actually a beacon. • Beacon sends out an ultrasonic pulse • submergence sensor . TESTING A CSMU: There are several tests that make up the crash survival sequence: - • Crash impact • Pin drop • Static crush • Fire test • Deep-sea submersion • Salt-water submersion • Fluid immersion UNDERWATER LOCATOR BEACON: • Black boxes are equipped with an underwater locator beacon (ULB).

RETRIEVING INFORMATION: • This portable interface can allow investigators quick access to the data on a black box. • With solid-state recorders black box data retriever .

. APPLICATIONS & ADVANTAGES: • Feedback of previous accident • Also used in automobiles for detect the reason for accident using black box.

and it will be useful for secured future air travelling. .CONCLUSION: With the help of black box a feedback of previous accident will be taken and analyzed.