HUMS for AStar AS350 Helicopter

Foresight HUMS for AStar Helicopter Models AS350 B3, H125

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STC status: AS350 B3 / H125 COMPLETE

Applicable models: AS350, AS350 B3 AStar, H125 / AS350B3E

Onboard Kit

Lightweight and rugged, Foresight MX’s onboard kit for AStar 350 Helicopter is STC certified and acquires vibration data automatically. Processing at the sensor level delivers exceptional sensitivity and accuracy. Foresight is the most advanced condition monitoring system on the market, enabling a smart, connected helicopter.

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What is Foresight MX & Why Do I Need It?

Foresight is a breakthrough tool for rotorcraft operators. Allowing you to continuously monitor your fleet from anywhere, Foresight’s smart sensors uncover when components are starting to wear and our prognostic algorithms display when maintenance may be required. In addition to mechanical & engine health, our advanced health & usage monitoring system provides FDM for your FOQA program, tracks exceedances, and automatically captures RTB data and provides optimized solutions.

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Features and Specs

CORE FEATURES

Machine Condition Monitoring

  • Component vibration monitoring
  • Engine performance monitoring
  • Dashboard of component and engine Health Indicators
  • Diagnostic capability via Condition Indicator drilldown
  • Prognostic Remaining Useful Life data for trending components
  • Fault validation capability via raw sensor data

Flight Data Monitoring

  • Data from avionics via ARINC 429 or analog interface
  • Track & graph missions on 37+ parameters; 60+ on download
  • Automatic digital capture of OEM exceedance
  • Automatic capture operator-defined exceedance
  • All data exportable into X-Plane or other playback applications
  • AC 135-14B HEMS HFDM compliant

Rotor Track & Balance

  • Automatic in-flight regime recognition and acquisitions
  • Optimized RTB adjustment (WGTS, PCRS, TABS) available postflight
  • Adjustments can be modified, constrained, or overridden
  • Main and tail rotor balancing
  • 1/rev and 2/rev

SYSTEM-WIDE ATTRIBUTES

  • Accessibility: Any-device, Anywhere access via cloud+browser 
  • Interpretability: By maintainer via intuitive dashboards
  • Automation: Postflight transfer upon cooldown via cellular
  • Updatability: HW updates over the air, SW updates in cloud
  • Compliance: STC and equivalent civil aviation certifications
  • Integrations: Yes via API’S
  • Exportability: Yes, via export buttons
  • Alerting: Yes, via Email or SMS
  • Mixed Fleet Support: Digital or Analog

KIT AND SYSTEM SPECS

  • Components: 9 Smart Accelerometers, 3 Tachometers, 1 Black Track Interface, 1 OnBoard Control Unit (OBCU)
  • Interfaces: ARINC 429, CAN, RS-485
  • OBCU Dimensions: 7.5L x 4W x 1H (inches)
  • Mounting Methods: Majority bolted; minority clickbond studs
  • Weight: STC weight & balance: 6.4 lbs; Cable & mounting: 5.8lbs
  • Data Acquisition Rate: Up to 1x per minute (configurable)
  • Number of Channels: 70+
  • Data Processing: Distributed. At sensors, OBCU and in cloud
  • Connection Architecture: Bused (vs star) architecture 
  • Power Draw /  Voltage: ~1 Amp avg, 4.5 Amps max; 18 to 33 Volt Range
  • Operating Temperature: Sensors -40 – 105C; OBCU -40 – 85C
  • Data Storage: 16GB, USB Memory flash Storage
  • Self Monitoring: Yes, via sensor dashboard
  • Installation Time: ~80 hours
  • Modem: WiFi, Cellular via integrated modem
  • Data Transfer: Via WiFi or cellular during cooldown
  • Hosting: AWS IoT Cloud
  • Security: One-way encrypted connection, multipoint authentication

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Installation Photos

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