Modernization of U-2 Dragon Lady Flight Test Instrumentation System and Utilization of Airborne Datalink for CH10 Telemetry
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CitationMcGoon, A. (2021). Modernization of U-2 Dragon Lady Flight Test Instrumentation System and Utilization of Airborne Datalink for CH10 Telemetry. International Telemetering Conference Proceedings, 56.
AbstractA demand for improvements in infrastructure and increased flight test demonstration cadence has resulted in a boom of flight test activity for the U-2 Dragon Lady, which celebrated its 65th year of flight in 2020. Upgrades in airborne instrumentation hardware and the utilization of a networked data acquisition infrastructure have allowed U-2 Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI) to meet the requirements of modern flight test while minimizing modification impacts. These upgrades resulted in a flexible telemetry system that can be deployed on any U-2 fleetwide.