The activity of Avionics Division is focused on research & development, design & engineering, and short ‑ run manufacturing in the area of avionic equipment and systems, measuring and diagnostic systems, as well as electric systems and installations for airplanes, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). One of the units of the Avionic Division is the Laboratory of Environmental Tests, certified by the Polish Centre for Accreditation.
The Avionics Division has been engaged in national and international projects (ERA, EPATS, SOFIA, Super SKYSENSE, CESAR).
The Avionics Division has the power of Manufacturing Organisation and Servicing Organisation.
The Manufacturing Organisation of the Institute of Aviation, confirmed by Civil Aviation Authority in Poland due to the Disposal of European Parliament and Council of Europe no. 216/2008 and the Disposal of European Commission no. 1702/2003 according to the Annex (Part 21), Section A, Sub‑part G, is allowed to manufacture of parts and equipment listed in aforementioned documents of approval, and to issue production documents in the form of EASA FORM 1 document.
The Servicing Organisation of the Institute of Aviation, confirmed by Civil Aviation Authority in Poland due to the Disposal of European Parliament and Council of Europe no. 216/2008 and the Disposal of European Commission no. 2043/2003 according to the Chapter A of the Annex II (Part‑145), is allowed to perform servicing procedures of parts and equipment listed in aforementioned documents of approval, and to issue the appropriate documents of performed servicing procedures in the form of EASA FORM 1 document.
The Avionics Division declares the capability to carry on projects focused on design and development within the following areas:
- Systems aimed at aircraft and RPAS motion within the controlled airspace during each phase of flight;
- Avionic systems, especially for classical, remote and/or automatic flight control and stabilisation, for RPAS, satellites and other systems.
- Avionic equipment for measuring flight parameters (e.g. CDA, radio‑altimeter), spatial position (e.g.: INS, AHRS) and other parameters (e.g. fuel gauging system);
- Mathematical modelling of flying object’s motion;
- Design of microprocessor units – specialised data transforming interfaces for measuring units and stabilising, control and diagnostic systems, especially for avionic equipment, RPAS, satellites and other units and/or sub‑systems which need computing platforms for numerical algorithms implementation;
- Prototyping of avionic units, assembling and certified manufacturing for commercial users;
- Investigations and tests of durability and resistance of units and technical installations, especially aerial and avionic systems and also other systems and sub‑systems designed in the Institute of Aviation which need such investigations, to the effect of mechanical factors (vibrations and shocks) and climatic factors (ambient temperature, high humidity, low pressure).
Expert evaluations, references, products
Avionic Division is capable to prepare expert evaluations and opinions for aircraft equipment, systems and installations, concluded with written opinions on compliance with the following standards and regulations: RTCA, ARINC, MIL, TSO, DO-160C.
Products designed and manufactured in Avionic Division are installed on many polish aircrafts. The following are worth a special attention:
- controller of the trimming tab of ruder of PZL 130 Orlik aircraft,
- fuel gauging systems for, PZL M‑28 Bryza and Skytruck airplanes and W-3 Sokół helicopter;
- radio‑altimeter RWL‑750M, used in Bryza airplanes and Anakonda helicopters,
- torque‑metering system used in W-3 Sokół helicopters,
- Lighting and warning on‑board systems for Skytruck airplanes,
- the autonomous control system for an unmanned aircraft,
- RAC analog/digital data recorder (designed for: acquisition analog and/or digital data, data delivered by GPS receiver, storing acquired data within internal memory and transmitting these data to external computer)
- generators of transient processes GPPA‑3, GPPA‑4 and electrostatic discharge generator GWE‑2,
- the autonomous recorder of fatigue loads data – AROS,
- Testing instruments for on‑board radio‑transceivers TRS 6113‑2, fuel gauging systems TPPM‑1, radio‑altimeters T4S, torque‑meters UD‑100M, and radio‑navigation systems MRT-3.
Laboratory of Environmental Tests
In February 2007 the Laboratory acquired the Testing Laboratory Certificate No. AB 132, issued by Polish Centre for Accreditation, in compliance with PN‑EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard requirements. The scope of this Certificate covers tests of robustness to mechanical hazards, climate stresses and functional inspection of products.
The laboratory is capable to carry on tests of products for military applications within the frames of the system of management satisfying the AQAP 2110:2009 regulations, as well as products for the army and/or police for special use within the range defined by the Licence No. B‑003/2010 obtained from the Ministry of the Interior and Administration.
Capabilities of the Laboratory
- Robustness and durability to sinusoidal vibrations, within the range of frequency: 5 ÷ 2000 Hz, and acceleration up to 200 m/s2; for objects of a mass up to 50 kg.
- Robustness and durability to repeated mechanical shocks within the range of acceleration up to 3200 m/s2, frequency of impulses up to 3 Hz, and impulse duration range: 6 ÷ 30 ms. for objects of a mass up to 450 kg.
- Robustness to high and low temperatures for tested objects:
- of maximum dimensions: 680 ´ 540 ´ 820 mm, within temperature range: ‑60°C ÷ +180°C,
- of maximum dimensions: 1250 ´ 1900 ´ 2250 mm, within temperature range: ‑70°C ÷ +130°C.
- Robustness to cyclic temperature variations within the range: –60°C ÷ +180°C, and tested objects of maximum dimensions: 600 ´ 540 ´ 600 mm.
- Tests of the robustness to relative humidity within the 10% ÷ 98% range, for objects of maximum dimensions up to 680 ´ 540 ´ 820 mm.
- Tests for robustness to low pressure up to do 1 hPa for objects of maximum dimensions up to 1250 ´ 1900 ´ 2250 mm.
- Tests of the robustness to frost and moisture for objects of maximum dimensions 680 ´ 540 ´ 820 mm.
- Tests of the robustness to linear accelerations up to 200 m/s2for objects of maximum dimensions up to 300 ´ 300 ´ 300 mm and mass up to 10 kg.
Climate test chamber CLIMATS EXCAL 7728‑HE
- temperature range: -90ºC ÷ +200ºC,
- rate of temperature variation: 17ºC/min (within the 55ºC ‑ +180ºC range of temperature),
- relative humidity range: 10% ÷ 98%,
- dimensions of the test section: 900 ´ 950 ´ 900 mm.
Climate test chamber WEISS SB2/300/80
- temperature range: -70ºC ÷ +180ºC,
- relative humidity range: 10% ÷ 98%,
- dimensions of the test section: 680 ´ 540 ´ 820 mm.
Temperature/pressure/humidity test chamber WEISS 55/ABD/IMU/DMU
- dimensions of cylindrical test section: f 900 ´ 800 mm,
- temperature range: -60ºC ÷ +120ºC,
- relative humidity range: 10% ÷ 98%,
- pressure range: 1120 ÷ 120 hPa.
Temperature/pressure test chamber BRABENDER TBSE 3000/70E
- dimensions of the test section: 1250 ´ 1900 ´ 2250 mm,
- temperature range: -70ºC ÷ +130ºC,
- pressure range: 1120 ÷ 1 hPa.
Shock vibrator TIRA‑SHOCK 4110
- maximum acceleration: 3200 m/s²,
- shock impulse duration range: 6 – 30 ms,
- surge frequency: up to 3Hz,
- maximum allowable mass of tested object: 450 kg.
Sinusoidal vibrator TIRA‑VIB 5142
- maximum acceleration: 200 m/s²,
- frequency range: 5 – 2000 Hz,
- maximum allowable mass of tested object: 50 kg,
- possibility to apply random oscillations tests
Head of Avionic Division
Mariusz Krawczyk,Ph.D., Eng.
phone.: +48 22 188 38 15
fax: +48 22 846 01 71