The Dongle AIM is a portable, wireless device that makes it possible to perform aircraft ground testing remotely – without moving aircraft to a testing station.
It offers a much more cost-effective solution by optimising tasks related to aeronautical manufacturing and also aircraft MRO, providing engineers with more agile way to perform preliminary diagnostic testing.
In the aircraft industrial process, ground tests are essential for verifying that all systems (fuel, hydraulics, pneumatics, oxygen, fire extinction, flight and mission control, etc.) function correctly:
Versatility is also another key feature of this device. Engineers can configure it to send and receive a wide variety of signals ranging from digital or analogue, to specific aircraft communication protocols (ARINC-429).
The Dongle AIM prototype has already passed laboratory tests. At the end of this year, it will carry out the first tests on aircraft. From there, this device is on the fast track to revolutionising aircraft ground testing.
Dongle AIM has been developed in within the framework of European Clean Sky 2’s Airframe Integrated Technology Demonstrator (Airframe ITD) programme. AERTEC Solutions is a Core Partner in Airframe ITD and collaborates with Airbus Defence and Space in European Clean Sky 2’s PASSARO project.