The Portable Data Acquisition System (PDAS) is a portable, high-performance data acquisition system for aeronautics research. It is designed to quickly and easily integrate on a fixed or rotary wing aircraft and provide high quality flight data to support analysis of vehicle performance, dynamics, and control. PDAS features:
PDAS was developed with the International Test Pilots School (ITPS) to facilitate test pilot and flight test engineer training and rapid flight data collection on ITPS and customer aircraft to support aeronautics research, aircraft analysis, and certification efforts. PDAS is ideally suited for flight test organizations, providing a rapid means of collecting high quality flight data and enabling organizations to move through the flight validation process more quickly.