Crash Position Indicator with Memory Module

Automatic Deployable ELT with Memory Module

The need to accurately trace and track downed aircraft, through the use of a Crash Position Indicator (CPI) or Automatically Deployable Beacon (AD ELT), has continuously existed. We strive to make this task easier for SAR teams, pushing the boundaries of technological capability and superseding industry requirements.

The Techtest 503-16 deployable ELT series combines full Cospas/Sarsat coverage, with the transmission of last known GPS co-ordinates to accurately pinpoint downed aircraft.  This Class 1 beacon also supports live GPS tracking post-deployment, to assist in rapid asset recovery.

The self-contained memory module allows for up to 25hrs of flight information storage, taking data packages directly from the FDR/CVR, which will provide more than sufficient storage for even the longest haul flights. This means that an exact copy of all information held by the FDR is contained within the memory module, allowing crash investigators more rapid access to the evidence they require to consider establishing a cause.

This system has 3 methods of activation: manual, automatic G sensor deployment and automatic water switch deployment, with further options for Beacon Deploy Control (BDC) units in case of tail boom break, means this product offers maximum scenario coverage in conjunction with exceptional performance. 
Our digital accelerometers guarantee a more rapid response versus traditional alternatives, in fact the 503 series were the only ELTs to activate every time, in highly stringent and independent testing, by NASA; a testament to our dedication to providing the very best to our customers.

503 series features include; on aircraft programming of Cospas/Sarsat protocol removal and replacement of the beacon, a modular design allowing for ease of operator maintenance and a multi-axis programmable G-Switch that ensures reliable operation against CAA Specification 16, BIT capability, to provide reassurance pre-flight, as well as the safety maintenance off switch, to avoid accidental deployment when on the ground. 

The 503-16 series is utilised globally by all major helicopter manufactures and operators, demonstrating product value and international confidence in the Techtest brand.

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