Orion PA-1 Instrumentation System (NASA photo) Armstrong's Flight Instrumentation Branch designs and integrates data acquisition systems for research, support, and one-of-a-kind platforms. The branch places particular emphasis on providing accurate flight data for research aimed at designing the next generation of flight vehicles.
Point of Contact
Chief, Flight Instrumentation
Design and Implement Specialized Systems for Ground-/Flight-Based Platforms:
Data acquisition development
- PCM, VME, PC104, etc.
Circuit board design
- Signal conditioning
- Thermocouples, pressure transducers, accelerometers, etc.
Data and Video
Power Distribution Systems
Satellite Communication Systems
Integration of Experiments on all Flight Platforms:
- Power and signal
- System drawings
Support for all Flight Test Operations:
- Combined systems test
- Pre-flight support
- Post-flight support
- Actual flight (Control room support, on-board support)
Maintain Currency on New Tools and Techniques
Staying on the cutting edge with industry
- Use of the most advanced tools and techniques being developed