Sandia Helps Make Sense of Air-Data... Via the SAC 7-35 ADC
On a recent visit to the wilds of Albuquerque, NM, ANN spent some quality time with the folks of Sandia Aerospace. In this program, Sandia Aerospace details how their recently TSO'd SAC 7-35 Airdata Computer was designed specifically for the new generation of integrated avionics that will provide the pilot with a host of information to make his flying safer and more economical.
Such information as real time Winds Aloft to aid the pilot in selecting the altitude that provides the best cruise performance. Density Altitude to help determine takeoff off distances and make those important go, no-go decisions, particularly at high altitude airports and those with short runways. Digital Outside Air Temperature simplifies temperature monitoring to determine when icing conditions may exist.
The SAC 7-35 provides capabilities that usually require four different systems to perform. The SAC 7-35 is TSO'd as an Altitude Encoder and provides both Gilliam Grey Code for legacy transponders and RS 232 Pressure Altitude outputs for modern designs. The SAC 7-35 also has SANDIA Aerospace’s exclusive AIM (Altitude Inflight Monitoring) that alerts the pilot anytime he deviates more than 100 feet from his selected altitude.
With the addition of a fuel flow transducer(s) the SAC 7-35 supplies digital fuel flow information to navigation systems that have Fuel Flow displays. It is a solid state Air Data Computer that enhances the utility of your navigation system and features Sandia Aerospace's three-year warranty.
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