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DAS USER GUIDE

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DATA ACQUISITION SOFTWARE


Type : DAS
PNR : 259-102-000-xxx

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CMC-116 for EMBRAER


PNR : 251-116-013-0SS

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REVISION RECORD SHEET

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DATE

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19.04.07 Update for DAS version 021

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Add front page and revision record sheet


6.X : update for the new DAS version
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27.07.11 Update for DAS version 25.0


Updated chapter 2:
- Removed reference to Windows 95 / 98, NT, ME / 2000; they
are not supported anymore.
- Added USB/RS-232 adapter installation notes.
Update Front Page

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 ABBREVIATIONS AND DEFINITIONS ................................................................................................................. 6
1.1

ABBREVIATIONS........................................................................................................................................................ 6

2 INSTALLING THE DAS PROGRAM ...................................................................................................................... 7


2.1 DAS PROGRAM INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................................. 7
2.2 USB/RS-232 ADAPTER INSTALLATION PROCEDURE............................................................................................... 11
2.2.1
USB/RS-232 Adapter Installation ................................................................................................................. 11
2.2.2
DAS Installation Procedure (Win XP/Win 7)................................................................................................ 11
2.2.3
DAS Installation Procedure (Vista) .............................................................................................................. 11
3 GENERAL ................................................................................................................................................................. 14
3.1 OVERVIEW .............................................................................................................................................................. 14
3.2 FUNCTIONALITY ...................................................................................................................................................... 14
3.2.1
Startup sequence ........................................................................................................................................... 15
4 RUNNING THE DAS PROGRAM .......................................................................................................................... 16
5 USER INTERFACE .................................................................................................................................................. 17
5.1 MENUS .................................................................................................................................................................... 17
5.1.1
Main Menu .................................................................................................................................................... 18
5.1.2
Download Menu ............................................................................................................................................ 18
5.1.3
Preview Menu ............................................................................................................................................... 19
5.1.4
Print Menu .................................................................................................................................................... 20
5.1.5
Clear Menu ................................................................................................................................................... 21
5.1.6
Tools Menu ................................................................................................................................................... 22
5.1.7
Help Menu .................................................................................................................................................... 23
5.1.8
Exit Menu ...................................................................................................................................................... 23
5.2 VIEWS ..................................................................................................................................................................... 24
5.2.1
Viewing CMC Maintenance and Exceedance Messages............................................................................... 24
5.2.2
Viewing CMC Trend Data ............................................................................................................................ 25
5.2.3
Viewing CMC Trend Dig Data ..................................................................................................................... 26
5.2.4
Viewing CMC Exceedance data.................................................................................................................... 27
5.2.5
Viewing CMC FLS data ................................................................................................................................ 28
5.2.6
Viewing CMC FLS Dig Data ........................................................................................................................ 29
5.2.7
Viewing CMC FADEC SNAPSHOT Data .................................................................................................... 30
5.2.8
Viewing FADEC Data Recorder ................................................................................................................... 31
5.2.9
Viewing FADEC Data recorder error data .................................................................................................. 32
5.2.10 Viewing FADEC Realtime Analog Labels .................................................................................................... 33
5.2.11 Viewing FADEC Realtime Discrete Labels .................................................................................................. 35
5.2.12 Viewing FADEC Labels data ........................................................................................................................ 37
5.3 DIALOGS ................................................................................................................................................................. 38
5.3.1
DAS Selection Dialog ................................................................................................................................... 38
5.3.2
Memory Status Area Dialog.......................................................................................................................... 40
5.3.3
Clear Memory Areas Dialog ......................................................................................................................... 41
5.3.4
Directory Selection Type Dialog................................................................................................................... 42
5.3.5
Download Dialog .......................................................................................................................................... 43
5.3.6
FADEC - Label Type Dialog ........................................................................................................................ 44
5.3.7
FADEC Data Recorder Dialog ..................................................................................................................... 45
5.3.8
FADEC Labels Select Dialog ....................................................................................................................... 46

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6 FILES.......................................................................................................................................................................... 47
6.1 DAS DIRECTORY STRUCTURE ................................................................................................................................ 47
6.1.1
Aircraft Contents........................................................................................................................................... 47
6.1.2
Doc Contents ................................................................................................................................................ 47
6.1.3
Lbs Contents ................................................................................................................................................. 47
6.1.4
Ini File Contents ........................................................................................................................................... 47
6.2 CREATED FILES ....................................................................................................................................................... 48
7 CMC DATA ............................................................................................................................................................... 49
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
7.7

EXCEEENCE DATA................................................................................................................................................... 49
TREND DATA .......................................................................................................................................................... 50
MAINTENANCE DATA.............................................................................................................................................. 50
FLS DATA ............................................................................................................................................................... 50
FADEC SNAPSHOT DATA ....................................................................................................................................... 51
REALTIME ARINC 429 DATA ................................................................................................................................. 51
DIG CODES ............................................................................................................................................................. 51

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Abbreviations and Definitions


Abbreviations
ARINC 429

A communication protocol, commonly used on aircraft

CMC

Central Maintenance Computer

COM1

Communication port 1 for serial interface communication

DAS

Data Acquisition Software

EXC

Exceedance

FADEC

Hardware for collecting and transmitting all engine data

FDSN

FADEC Fault Word Snapshot

FLS

Flight Leg Summary

INI

Initialization file used for storing configuration data and loaded at program start

MSG

Maintenance Messages

PC

Personal Computer

PNR

Part Number

RS232

Serial Communications Bus/Protocol

TRN

Trend

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Installing the DAS program


DAS Program Installation
The DAS software has an automatic install procedure.
Windows Version
Windows XP, Vista, 7

Setup file to execute


DAS-xx.x-setup.exe

Note: xx.x is the version of the DAS (in the following example xx.x = 25.0).
Step 1: To start the install procedure, execute the setup file from the table above. The following window
will be displayed.

Step 2: Read the text and press Next.

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Step 3: Choose for which users you want to install DAS and press Next.

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Step 4: Choose the folder in which to install the DAS program, and then press Install.

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Step 5: Click Finish to close the DAS installation wizard.

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USB/RS-232 Adapter Installation Procedure

The following USB/RS-232 adapter installation procedure applies to the Vivanco USB SER-N 23425
adapter. The installation procedure for another USB/RS-232 adapter might be slightly different.
Adapter Type :
Supported platforms :
Supplied with adapter:

Vivanco USB SER-N 23425 (www.vivanco.de)


Win 98SE, 2000, ME, XP, Win7, Vista
CD-ROM containing device drivers and installation instruction manual

2.2.1 USB/RS-232 Adapter Installation


1. DonotconnecttheUSBadaptertotheUSBportonyourcomputer!
2. InserttheCDROMintoyourCDROMdrive.
3. Windows98SE,ME,2000,XP: DoubleclickWinXDriverInstaller.exe
WindowsVista,7:

DoubleclickVistaDriverInstaller.exe
4. Followtheinstructionsonthescreen
5. ConnecttheUSBadaptertoyourcomputer
6. Windows98SE:

ThesystemwillaskyoutoinserttheWin98SECDROM,andcopy
thenecessaryfiles.
WindowsME,2000,XP,Vista,7:
Thehardwareisrecognizedandinstalledbythesystem.

Once the system recognized and installed the serial adapter, a system message popped-up saying that a
new COM Port (COM4 on our test laptop used for Win7/Vista compatibility tests) is available and ready
for use.

2.2.2 DAS Installation Procedure (Win XP/Win 7)

Followtheinstructionsin2.1toinstalltheDASprogram.
EditthefileC:\ProgramFiles\VibroMeter\DAS\<DASversion>\Ini\das.ini
Replace:
ComPort=COM1
by
ComPort=COMn(wherenistheIDoftheCOMportavailablethroughtheUSBadapter)

2.2.3 DAS Installation Procedure (Vista)

MakesureallthelatestMicrosoftpatchesandupdatesfortheOShavebeeninstalledproperly.Without
thosepatches,theDASapplicationwillnotwork.
CreateaDASfolderintheC:\Users\Publicdirectory.
DoubleclickontheDASsetup.exefiletostarttheinstallation.
IntheChooseInstallLocationdialog,clicktheBrowsebutton,andselecttheC:\Users\Public\DASfolder.

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The Choose Install Location window should look like this:

Click the Install button to finish the installation.

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CAUTION: Do not install DAS into the default C:\Program Files\Vibro-Meter\DAS folder. The DAS
application will not work when installed into this directory!

Edit the file C:\Users\Public\DAS\<DAS version>\Ini\das.ini:

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Replace
ComPort=COM1
by
ComPort=COMn (where n is the ID of the COM port available through the USB adapter)
Replace
AircraftPath=C:\Program Files\Vibro-Meter\DAS\Aircraft\
by
AircraftPath=.\DAS\Aircraft\
Replace
FadecRecorderDATA=C:\Program Files\Vibro-Meter\DAS\Lbs\Default.lbs
by
FadecRecorderDATA=.\DAS\Lbs\Default.lbs
Make sure
TestActive=FALSE

Save your changes and close the editor

If an error message pops-up when starting DAS for the 1st time, double-click on
C:\Users\Public\DAS\<DAS version>\vcredist_x86.exe which will install the Microsoft Visual Studio
2005 redistributables.

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General
Overview
The DAS (Data Acquisition Software) receives data from the CMC (Central Maintenance Computer)
and displays the data in a readable format for the Maintenance personnel. The DAS is compatible with
all CMC versions and displays the CMC data accordingly. Detection of CMC versions 10 and higher is
performed automatically, while with versions lower than 10, the user must manually perform the
detection.
DAS System Overview
Display
Serial Rs232
CMC

PC

Files

3.2

Functionality
The following is a list of the DAS functionality

Download CMC Data,


Download Real-time CMC Data,
Record CMC Data,
Clear CMC Data,
Display CMC Data on Screen,
Write CMC Data to Files,
Print CMC Data.

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3.2.1 Startup sequence


1. When the Application starts up, the Serial Port is initialized.
2. The CMC Version is requested, for versions 10 or higher the version is automatically detected.
3. For older CMC versions, a dialog shown in the figure below is displayed enabling the user to
input the correct CMC version.

4. Following this procedure, the main dialog is displayed to allow the user to select the DAS

functions.

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Running the DAS program


Step 1: In your computer, double click on the DAS icon.

The DAS program starts and displays the following window.

Step 2: Select one of the buttons to download the CMC data:

Full DAS

This option allows full access to all DAS functionalities.

Automatic DAS

This option performs an automatic downloadind of all


data and stores the data on a floppy disk, if requested.
Upon completion the DAS Selection dialog appears.

FADEC Labels

This option displays the Preview FADEC Realtime


screen followed by the dialog for selecting Analog or
Discrete Labels. Upon completion the DAS Selection
dialog appears.

Note: Exit terminates the program

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User Interface
The Application is Menu and Dialog based, comprising of several dialogs, one Scrolling view for
displaying Download data and two Form views for displaying the FADEC Real-Time Data.

5.1

Menus
Menus enable the selection of the different functions in the Full DAS, with the user selecting with the
mouse or keyboard the required menu option, corresponding to the task required to be performed.
In the following items, the menus and options available are detailed.

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5.1.1 Main Menu

5.1.2 Download Menu


Provides options to allow the user to select which CMC data shall be verified.

All

Performs the download of Maintenance and Exceedance


Messages, Trend Data, Exceedance Data, FLS Data, FADEC
Snapshot and FADEC Labels.

Trend/Exceedance/FLS

Downloads the Trend, Exceedance and FLS Data.

Maint_Exceed Message

Downloads the Maintenance and Exceedance Messages.

FLS Data

Downloads the FLS Data.

FADEC Snapshot

Downloads the FADEC Snapshot.

FADEC Labels

Downloads all discrete and analog FADEC Labels for all


FADEC sources (1A/1B/2A/2B).

Single File

Downloads the Exceedance Data, Maintenance and


Exceedances messages, FADEC Snapshot and FADEC labels
and stores the data in a single file.

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5.1.3 Preview Menu


Provides options to allow the user to view the data previously downloaded from the CMC.
Also activates the Real-time viewing of FADEC Labels.

Maint_Exceed Message

Previews the Maintenance and Exceedance Messages.

Trend Data

Previews the Trend Data.

Trend Dig

Previews the Trend and Exceedance Data in Dig format.

Exceedance

Previews the Exceedance Data.

FLS Data

Previews the FLS Data.

FLS Dig

Previews the FLS Data in Dig format.

FADEC Snapshot

Previews the FADEC Snapshot.

FADEC Data Recorder

Previews the FADEC Data Recorder labels previously


recorded using the Tools/FADEC Data Recorder option.

FADEC Real Time

Previews the FADEC Labels (Analog or Discrete) in real


time.

FADEC Labels

Previews the FADEC Labels (Analog and Discrete together)


of FADEC 1A, 1B, 2A or 2B previously downloaded.

Message Status

Displays the DAS internal memory area status.

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5.1.4 Print Menu


Provides options to allow the user to Print out the data that was downloaded from the CMC.

Maint_Exceed Message

Prints out the Maintenance and Exceedance Messages.

Exceedance

Prints out the Exceedance Data.

Trend Data

Prints out the Trend Data.

Trend Dig

Prints out the Trend and Exceedance Data in Dig format.

FLS Data

Prints out the FLS Data.

FLS Dig

Prints out the FLS Data in Dig format.

FADEC Snapshot

Prints out the FADEC Snapshot.

FADEC Data Recorder

Prints out the FADEC Data Recorder.

FADEC Error Files

Prints out the FADEC Data Recorder errors results.

FADEC Labels

Prints out the FADEC Labels (Analog and Discrete together)


of FADEC 1A, 1B, 2A or 2B previously downloaded.

Single File

Prints out the Exceedance Data, Maintenance and Exceedance


Messages, FADEC Snapshot and FADEC labels stored in a
single file.

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5.1.5 Clear Menu


Provides options to allow the user to clear the data that is stored in the CMC.

Maint Message

Clears the Maintenance Messages.

Exceedance

Clears the Exceedance Data and Exceedance Messages.

Trend

Clears the Trend Data.

FLS

Clears the FLS Data.

FADEC Snapshot

Clears the FADEC Snapshot.

All

Clears all the above data.

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5.1.6 Tools Menu


Provides options to allow the user to record FADEC Labels previously selected and recorded to a file
with a specific source, also allowing the visualization of the file that records FADEC bits errors.
Configures the font and serial port.

FADEC Data Recorder Opens the FADEC Data Recorder Dialog.


View error file

Previews the FADEC Data Recorder Error results.

Options

Allows the user to configure the font and serial interface.

Note: The System Options is available only when activated in the INI file providing the
following options:

Save Data, force the data to be re-saved into its corresponding file.
Load / Save Raw data, allows later loading of an actual download.
Get Version, Gets the CMC version and restarts the program.
Generate Test Data, Generates random data used for testing.

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5.1.7 Help Menu


Provides information of the DAS as can be seen in the example.

5.1.8 Exit Menu


Used for exiting the software.

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Views

5.2.1 Viewing CMC Maintenance and Exceedance Messages


Menu option: Preview->Maint_Exceed_Message
The Scrolling View displays the CMC Maintenance and Exceedance Messages downloaded to the
computer.

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5.2.2 Viewing CMC Trend Data


Menu option: Preview->Trend-> Trend Data
The Scrolling View displays the CMC Trend Data downloaded to the computer. Each leg represents the
Takeoff /Cruise Trend recorded during one single flight.

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5.2.3 Viewing CMC Trend Dig Data


Menu option: Preview->Trend->Trend Dig
The Scrolling View displays the CMC Trend Dig Data downloaded to the computer.

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5.2.4 Viewing CMC Exceedance data


Menu option: Preview->Exceedance
The Scrolling View displays the CMC Exceedance Data downloaded to the computer.

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5.2.5 Viewing CMC FLS data


Menu option: Preview->FLS->FLS Data
The Scrolling View displays the CMC FLS Data downloaded to the computer.

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5.2.6 Viewing CMC FLS Dig Data


Menu option: Preview->FLS->FLS Dig
The Scrolling View displays the CMC FLS Dig Data downloaded to the computer.

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5.2.7 Viewing CMC FADEC SNAPSHOT Data


Menu option: Preview->FADEC Snapshot
The Scrolling View displays the CMC FADEC Snapshot Data downloaded to the computer.

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5.2.8 Viewing FADEC Data Recorder


Menu option: Preview->FADEC data recorder
The Scrolling View displays the FADEC Data Recorder stored in the computer.

Note: The label data is displayed in Hexadecimal values.

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5.2.9 Viewing FADEC Data recorder error data


Menu option: Tools->View error file
The Scrolling View displays the FADEC Data recorder error data.

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5.2.10 Viewing FADEC Realtime Analog Labels


Menu option: Preview->FADEC Real-time ----- Analog selection ----- FADEC Source

The View Real-time Analog Labels displays continuously the CMC FADEC Analog Labels for the
FADEC Source Selected (1A, 1B, 2A or 2B).

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Where the meaning for the fields is explained below:


FADEC Source

Selected FADEC Source.

A/C Ident

Aircraft Identification (via hardware) in the CMC.

Flight

Aircraft Flight number.

Data

Contains the label data and description for all the analog
labels.

Errors

Displays any errors to the CMC.

Stop Real-time

Stops the downloading of real-time data.

Select Labels

Allows the user to switch to another analog label or to


the discrete labels.

Re-start

Re-starts the real-time downloading after it has been


stopped.

Das Selection

Returns to the Das Selection Dialog.

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5.2.11 Viewing FADEC Realtime Discrete Labels


Menu option: Preview->FADEC Real-time ----- Discrete selection----- FADEC Source

The View Real-time Discrete Labels displays continuously the CMC FADEC Discrete Labels for the
FADEC Source Selected (1A, 1B, 2A or 2B).

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Where the meaning for the fields is explained below:


FADEC Source

Selected FADEC Source.

A/C Ident

Aircraft Identification (via hardware) in the CMC.

Flight

Aircraft Flight number.

Update Rate

Time difference between the label data, updated only


when the connection to the CMC is working.

Data

Contains the label data and description for all the


discrete labels.

Errors

Displays any errors to the CMC.

Stop Real-time

Stops the downloading of real-time data.

Select Labels

Allows the user to switch to another discrete label or to


the analog labels.

Re-start

Re-starts the real-time downloading after it has been


stopped.

Das Selection

Returns to the Das Selection Dialog.

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5.2.12 Viewing FADEC Labels data


Menu option: Preview->FADEC Labels->FADEC 1A(FADEC 1B, 2A, 2B)
The Scrolling View displays the Analog and Discrete FADEC Labels previously downloaded.

Note: *** means the label was not downloaded.

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Dialogs
All Dialogs allow to the user to enter program options or perform a specific action.

5.3.1 DAS Selection Dialog


After startup the following dialog is displayed to allow the user to choose a DAS option.

Where the meaning for the fields is explained below:


CMC Version

The current CMC version selected or found.

Directory Selection
Type

Directory selected by Serial or Aircraft number.

Auto Message Clear


State

Shows the auto message clear status..

Save to floppy

Shows the save to floppy disk status.

Change Options

This option displays the dialog for changing the startup


options as described:
Directory Selection Type: allows the files to be
stored by Tail number or Serial number
Auto Message Clear asks the user if the data
already downloaded shall be erased.
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Save to Floppy asks the user if the files already


downloaded to the computer shall also be saved in a
floppy disk.
Full DAS

This option allows full access to all DAS functionalities.

Automatic DAS

This option performs an automatic download of all data


and store the data on a floppy disk if requested. Upon
completion the DAS Selection dialog appears.

FADEC Labels

This option displays the Preview FADEC Realtime


screen followed by the dialog for selecting Analog or
Discrete Labels. Upon completion the DAS Selection
dialog appears.

Exit

This option terminates the Program.

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5.3.2 Memory Status Area Dialog


This dialog box appears when the following sequence is used:

Menu option: Preview->Message Status


It displays the status of the DAS internal memory and current files.

Where the meaning for the fields is explained below:


Open

Opens the displayed file in an editor.

Status

Indicated the status of the Data Loaded.

OK or Cancel

Exits the dialog.

Clear

Calls the DAS clear memory area dialog.

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5.3.3 Clear Memory Areas Dialog


This dialog box appears when the following sequence is used:
Menu option: Preview->Message Status ----- Clear

This function is used to clear the internal data in the DAS program, used to erase previous data in the
displays.

Where the meaning for the fields is explained below:


Clear

Clears the internal data in the DAS program.

All

Selects all areas for clearing.

Cancel

Aborts the Clear area operation.

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5.3.4 Directory Selection Type Dialog


The access to the option below is through the Change Button in the DAS Selection screen.
This dialog box has the following options:
Directory Selection Type that changes to tail number or serial number the directory name
where the files are stored,
Auto Message Clear State Option that selects if the CMC shall be erased automatically or not
after an automatic downloading and
Save to Floppy Option that requests or not that the files be recorded to a floppy disk after the
downloading is performed.

Note: The OK is used to change the required setting and the Cancel is used to abort any changes made.

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5.3.5 Download Dialog


Shows the state of the current download, allows the user to stop or re-start the download.

Where the meaning for the fields is explained below:


Messages

Provides messages informing about the downloading


process.

Action

List of downloads to perform.

OK

Exits the dialog.

Cancel

Do not save or clear the data.

Serial Break

Stops the download.

Repeat

Restarts the download after an error has occurred.

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5.3.6 FADEC - Label Type Dialog


Menu option: Preview->FADEC Realtime or
Menu option: DAS Selection Screen->FADEC Labels

Used to selects the FADEC label to be displayed in the real-time mode.

Where the meaning for the fields is explained below:


Label

Selects Analog or Discrete labels.

FADEC Source

Selects the FADEC Source to monitor.

FADEC Discrete Label Selects which discrete label will be monitored.


Select
OK

The selected label is monitored.

Cancel

The real-time mode is not activated.

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5.3.7 FADEC Data Recorder Dialog


Menu option: Tools->FADEC data recorder

This dialog records selected FADEC labels of selected sources.

Where the meaning for the fields is explained below:


Data File for storing

File where the record results will be stored.

Browse

Selects the path where the record results file is.

Label Select File

Displays the current file that contains the labels to be


recorded.

Duration of recording

The time in seconds for which the recording will be


active.

Start Record

Initiates the data recording.

Cancel

Aborts the dialog and returns to the Main window.

New

Opens the FADEC Labels Select dialog allowing the


selection of label(s) and source(s) that will be recorded
in the file.
Edits the file created.

Edit

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5.3.8 FADEC Labels Select Dialog


Menu option: Tools->FADEC data recorder --- New or
Menu option: Tools->FADEC data recorder --- Edit

Displays the screen used to select/edit the FADEC labels.

Where the meaning for the fields is explained below:


ALL

Selects all labels in its group.

Save As

Saves the label information in a new file.

Save

Saves the label information in the current file.

Cancel

Aborts the changes made.

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Files
DAS Directory Structure
By default, the DAS application is installed in C:\Program Files\Vibro-Meter\DAS.

Directory
DAS
DAS\Aircraft
DAS\Doc
DAS\Ini
DAS\Lbs

Description
Main project directory containing DAS executable
Sub directory to manage Aircraft specific files
Sub directory containing the DAS release notes.
Sub directory containing DAS initialization file
Sub directory to manage User FADEC Recorder files

6.1.1 Aircraft Contents


The Aircraft directory stores the files with the result of the downloading performed.

6.1.2 Doc Contents


The Doc directory contains the DAS release notes file (PDF).

6.1.3 Lbs Contents


The Lbs directory stores the files used for selecting FADEC Labels during a record session. These
files are created and used by the DAS software automatically.

6.1.4 Ini File Contents


The Ini directory allows the program to be configured without being recompiled.
The following Ini files entries are currently available.
Parameter

Type

Description

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Parameter
AircraftPath
TestActive
AutoClear
ComPort
FadecRecorderDATA

Type
PATH
TRUE
TRUE
COM1
STRING

FadecRecorderINTERVAL
FadecRecorderLBS
AircraftNo
TailNo
PrintFontSize
SystemOptions
UseTailNumber

INTEGER
FILENAME
STRING
STRING
INTEGER
TRUE
0 or 1

WindowPosLeft
WindowPosTop
WindowPosRight
WindowPosBottom
AnimationEnabled
SerialTimeoutShortMs
SerialTimeoutLongMs
SerialRetries
SaveToFloppy
FloppyPath

INTEGER
INTEGER
INTEGER
INTEGER
TRUE
INTEGER
INTEGER
INTEGER
TRUE
PATH

Description
Directory where the files will be stored
If test mode is active
If Clear data is to be asked
For serial port com1 communication
Directory where the Recorder files will be
stored
For the FADEC Recorder recording time
LBS file last used
Current aircraft number
Current tail number
Font size used for printing
If the system options are to be available
1: if the tail number is to be used instead of
aircraft number
Saved window position
Saved window position
Saved window position
Saved window position
If the animation in the status bar is enabled
Timeout for the serial interface
Timeout for the serial interface
Number of retries allows
If the save files to disk question is to asked
Path to save the floppy files.

Created Files
The downloaded files are stored by the following convention.
Filename

Used for

Maaaaddmmmyyc.dat
Taaaaddmmmyyc.dat
Taaaaddmmmyyc.dig
Eaaaaddmmmyyc.dat
Faaaaddmmmyyc.dat
Faaaaddmmmyyc.dig
Faaaaddmmmyyc.1a
Faaaaddmmmyyc.1b
Faaaaddmmmyyc.2a
Faaaaddmmmyyc.2b
Naaaaddmmmyyc.dat
Saaaaddmmmyyc.dat

Maintenance Messages
Trend data
Trend and Exceedance data without text.
Exceedance data
Flight Leg Summary data
Flight Leg Summary data, without text
FADEC 1A Labels
FADEC 1B Labels
FADEC 2A Labels
FADEC 2B Labels
FADEC Fault word Snapshot
Single file data,Maint, Exceed, FADEC
Snapshot,FADEC Labels

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Where :
aaaa
dd
mmm
yy
c

AC Ident
day
month
year
Counter

Example:
M012322FEB021.dat : Maintanence data, Aircraft ID 0123, 22 Feb 2002, count =1

CMC Data
Below is an explanation of how the data is organized, ordered and displayed.
For all data type except the real time data there is a Header followed by the data then a checksum.
The Header defines
How many bytes are contained in the message,
If a CMC memory area is nearly full and a download followed by a Clear is required,
The Aircraft Identification,
Status of the message.
Each data type contains Leg Status, which has the following values.
UNUSED
PREVIOUS
LAST

Leg does not contain any valid data.


Leg contains valid data.
Leg contains valid data and is the current Leg in use.

Each data type may contain Data Status, which has the following values.
UNUSED
USED

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Does not contain any valid data.


Contains valid data.

Exceeence Data

The Exceedance Message is split into two areas.


1. Leg Information:

Leg Status values of UNUSED , PREVIOUS, LAST


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First Pointer Index to the first data block used in this Leg
Last Pointer Index to the last data block used in this Leg

2. Leg Data: Maximum 100 Legs with 10 exceedances in each leg.


The Display order is oldest Leg first, newest leg last.
Note: The Leg Status is a circular buffer
7.2

Trend Data
The Trend Area contains a Maximum of 75 Legs and each leg contains the following.

Leg Status values of UNUSED , PREVIOUS, LAST


Engine 1 Takeoff Data Contains Data status and data
Engine 2 Takeoff Data Contains Data status and data
Engine 1 Cruise Data Contains Data status and data
Engine 2 Cruise Data Contains Data status and data

The Display order is oldest Leg first, newest leg last.


Note: The Leg Status is a circular buffer
7.3

Maintenance Data
The Maintenance Area contains a maximum of 100 messages.
The Display order is newest message first, oldest message last.
Note: The Messages are in a circular buffer.

7.4

FLS Data
The FLS Area contains a Maximum of 75 Legs
The Display order is oldest Leg first, newest leg last.
Note: The Leg Status is a circular buffer

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FADEC Snapshot Data


The FADEC Snapshot Area contains a Maximum of 10 Legs.
The Display order is oldest Leg first, newest leg last.
Note: The Leg Status is a circular buffer

7.6

Realtime ARINC 429 Data


When Real-time mode is activated, the labels are sent continuously for approximately 5 seconds, after
which the real-time mode is switched off and no more data will be received. To receive further labels,
the real-time mode must be reactivated to transmit the labels for a further 5 seconds.

7.7

DIG Codes
Each set of data has a code that is used in the DIG files according to the following definition:
Code
00-34
10-31
20-18
30-18
40-16
50-15
60-14
70-13
80-13
90-13
91-10
A0-46
00-00

Meaning
Takeoff Trend
Cruise Trend
N1 Exceednace
N2 Exceedance
ITT Exceedance
N1 Vibration Exceedance
N2 Vibration Exceedance
Oil Low Pressure Exceedance
Oil High Temp Exceedance
Fuel High Temp Exceedance
FADEC Overtemp
Flight Leg Summary Dataset
Unkown

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