Zing™ HUMS On-Board VXP
Zing™ HUMS On-Board VXP
High-Performance on-Board Track, Balance & Vibration Monitoring Systems for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft using an “Optical Tracker” and “Advanced Smart Chart” Technology, for quick Track & Balance data collection and integrated Track & Balance solutions, saving valuable flight time or some single test flights. Calculated adjustments respect current rotor settings and given limits.
The Honeywell Chadwick Helmuth’s VXP Health Monitoring System represents more than 50 years of experience and is one of the latest in the Honeywell Health & Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) product lines. It is the most advanced Aviation Vibration Health Monitoring System available on the market and represents a merging of On-Board System and Ground-Based Technologies.
Honeywell Chadwick Helmuth’s VXP is fully certified and available via STC’s and PMA’s and not only meets the current regulatory requirements but also has provisions to support future HUMS functions. In addition, the system enhances safety through early detection of mechanical faults preventing catastrophic failures. The VXP provides a dramatic reduction in maintenance man-hours, maximum flexibility, and the latest advancements in technology, system growth, low costs, proven reliability and existing Honeywell world-renowned customer support.
Honeywell Chadwick Helmuth On-Board VXP Benefits/Features :
Light weight and quick download (30 seconds)
On-Board vibration diagnostics to provide actionable maintenance information at the aircraft.
Continuous monitoring without human intervention versus “snap shot” data collection
Integrated Rotor Track and Balance Data to provide the most advanced T&B solution with expanded Smart Chart technology Comprehensive ground support software tools available for flight crews, maintainers, and engineers with capabilities to interface with operators’ maintenance system
Zing™ HUMS On-Board VXP Technical Specifications
Acquisition Unit Balance Measurements
|Amplitude Accuracy||+/- 2%||• Magnetic Pickup/Photocell, 4 ea / Tachometer, 4 ea|
|Phase Resolution||1 degree||• Photoprobe (high speed), 2 ea / Velocimeter, 16 ea|
|Frequency Range||180 to 60,000 RPM||• Accelerometer, 26 ea / Accelerometer (charge), 6 ea|
|Harmonics||1 to 5||• Discrete Signal I/O, 6 ea / Strobex, 1 ea / FasTrak™, 1 ea|
|Simultaneous Channels||4 vib., 1 azimuth, 1 FasTrak™||• Serial Interface, 3 ea / Cockpit Control Unit, 1 ea• PCMCIA Type 1, 2 Card Slot / USB|
|Vector Operations||A, (A+B)/2, (A-B)/2||• Internal aircraft databus interface slot|
Track Measurements with FasTrak™
|Track Height Accuracy||+/- 2 mm||Dimensions||7.1 W x 3.0 H x 12.2 D (inches), 180 W x 76 H x 304 D (mm)|
|Lead Lag Accuracy||+/- 0.5 mm||Weight||6.2 lbs., 2.82 kg|
|Power Requirement||18 to 32 VDC|
|Frequency Ranges||0-20 Hz to 0-75 kHz||Operating Temperature Range||-30 to +60°C|
|Frequency Resolution||400 to 51,200 lines||Storage Temperature Range||-55 to +85°C Carry-On|
VXP Display Unit
|Window Types||Flat-top, Hanning, Kaiser-Bessel, Uniform||Dimensions||10.7 W x 1.9 H x 8.5 D (inches), 272 W x 48 H x 216 D (mm)|
|Simultaneous Channels||4 vib., 1 azimuth||Weight||4.5 lbs., 2.0 kg|
|Dynamic Range||>90 dB||Power Requirement||Intel Centrino Duo, 1.06 GHz|
|Averaging||Linear, Peak||Display||Color Active Matrix, Sunlight readable tablet PC|
|Pointing Devices||Touch pad and touch screen|
|1 to 8 simultaneous filters (any combination of broadband and tracking filters allowed)||Disk Drive Capacity||80 GB|
|Memory||512 MB SDRAM|
|32 Bit Microprocessor (CPU), Digital Signal Processor (DSP), RISC based Time Processor Unit (TPU)||Interfaces||RS-232, USB, PCMCIA Type 1, 2|
|Honeywell reserves the right to change specifications without notice. Centrino is trademark of the Intel Corp., Windows is a trademark of Microsoft.|
Enhanced VXP (EVXP)
As the newest member of the Honeywell Chadwick Helmuth Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) family, the Enhanced VXP (EVXP) provides the features and functions to meet increasing regulatory and customer-driven requirements for an aircraft health monitoring system.
Honeywell Chadwick Helmuth’s EVXP System monitors aircraft health, operational, and usage parameters. In order to be able to meet all of the basic maintenance requirements, the system performs data management, enhanced vibration diagnostics for detecting issues, event or exceedance detection, main rotor track and balance, tail rotor balancing, operations usage recording, and system functions
Honeywell Chadwick Helmuth EVXP Benefits/Features :
Simultaneously collecting data from up to four vibration, azimuth and tracking inputs
Collecting both vibration and Rotor Track and Balance flight regime data in any order, thereby providing flexibility during dedicated flight tests and eliminating the need to restart tests
Providing immediate feedback of vibration exceedances via the DU, thereby eliminating the need to review the data post-flight using the ground station software. Comprehensive ground support software tools available for flight crews, maintainers, and engineers with capabilities to interface with operators’ maintenance system
Vibration Monitoring System (VMS II)
Slim, lightweight monitor is mounted out of sight in wardrobe for easy access to propeller balance data. The VMS II:
Low-Investment on-Board Track, Balance & Vibration Analysis System for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft using an “Optical Tracker” and “Smart Chart” Technology, for quick Track & Balance data collection and integrated Track & Balance solutions, saving valuable flight time or some single test flights.
Permanent on-board system.
Quickly connects to a desktop or laptop PC for simple operation.
Automatically collects propeller vibration data during revenue flights.
Fine-tunes propeller balance for lower aircraft vibration.
Calculated adjustments respect current rotor settings and given limits.
Certified (STC’d) for DeHavilland Dash-8 and for Eurocopter EC135.
Meets requirements for JAR OPS-3 and VHM (CAP-753).
Reduces operating costs.
Signal interfaces & devices for data download:
|Portable Computer||serial, RS-232, Windows 95|
|Memory card||PCMCIA Type II, static RAM (SRAM)|
|Vibration signal inputs:||2 velocimeters for each aircraft|
|Azimuth signal inputs:||2 magnetic pickups (tachs)|
|Channels:||2 parallel processing channels|
|Processor Unit:||height||1.2 inches||3 cm|
|width||5.3 inches||13.5 cm|
|depth||8.0 inches||20.3 cm|
|weight||1.5 pounds||0.7 kilos|
Visual Blade Tracker “Strobex 135M-12” P/N 8620
This Blade Tracker is used with V2K(+), Carry-On VXP and 8500C(+) to observe the Track & Lead/Lag of main rotors and also tail rotors of helicopters.
It requires “Tip Targets” on the blade tip which are usually part of the Application Kit for V2K(+), Carry-On VXP and 8500C(+).
Observed Track & Lead/Lag data are either recorded on a tracking record sheet or entered in the 8500C(+) “Smart Chart” to be respected in the calculated Track & Balance adjustments.
Optical Blade Tracker “FasTrak” P/N 11800-3
This Day/Night Blade Tracker is used with the 8500C(+), Carry-On VXP, On-Board VXP and VMS II for fast Track & Lead/Lag measurement of main rotors of helicopters within +/- 1 mm accuracy.
When used with Carry-On VXP the Track & Lead/Lag data are collected simultaneously while measuring the dynamic balance.
For use at night, a Retro Reflective self-adhesive tape is used at the trailing edge of the rotor blades to reflect the emitted IR light of the IR LCD ring below the cover glass.
Portable Printer “DPU-414-M”
This portable printer is used for V2K(+), Carry-On VXP VMS II and On-Board VXP to make printouts of rotor settings, measured data and rotor adjustments as well as predictions for the calculated adjustments.
This line printer makes it comfortable for the user, to get printouts at the aircraft, without the need of a PC Printer in an office.
Its rechargeable battery allows printing even without supply power from the aircraft. The rechargeable battery is charged via the Acquisition Unit of the Carry-On VXP.
Velocimeter, P/N 7310 used for V2K(+), Carry-On VXP, 8500C(+),On-Board and VXP VMS II.
High Temp. Accelerometer used for vibration test and analysis on turbine engines.
Accelerometer 4177B, P/N 4109 used for the legacy VIBREX System with Balancer 177M-6.
Magnetic Pickup 3030A, P/N 5876 typically used as RPM and azimuth reference for dynamic balance measurement of main rotors, used with all “Zing®” Systems.
Photo Probe , P/N 10200-1 typically used as RPM and azimuth reference for dynamic balance measurement of tail rotors, drive shafts and blowers, with 8500C(+) and Carry-On VXP.
Photo Probe , P/N 12900 typically used as RPM and azimuth reference for dynamic balance measurement of tail rotors, drive shafts and blowers, with V2K(+)
Velocimeter Cables, P/N 11210-X available in different lengths, used for V2K(+), Carry-On VXP and 8500C(+).
Magnetic Pickup Cables, P/N 10808-X available in different lengths, used for V2K(+), Carry-On VXP and 8500C(+).
Photo Probe Cables, P/N 10185-X available in different lengths, used for V2K(+), Carry-On VXP and 8500C(+).
Azimuth Reflectors and Tip Targets
The Azimuth Reflectors Set P/N 10444 are the recommended self-adhesive retro reflective material for use with the Photocell P/N 12900 and the Photo Probe P/N 10200-1.
The Reflector Set P/N 3300 is applicable as Azimuth Reflectors for the Photo Probe P/N 10200-1 as well as for the Tip Targets 3428-2/-4.
The full selection of retro reflective material for use as Tip Targets with out bracket or as spare for Tip Targets is shown and described under “Details”.
Basic Sensor Brackets
The Brackets P/N 3382-1/A and P/N 3383-1/A are used for installation of Accelerometer 4177B, P/N 4109 and Velocimeter, P/N 7310.
The Photocell Bracket P/N 10423(-1) is used for installation of the Photo Probe , P/N 12900.
Aircraft specific Brackets for Accelerometer 4177B and Velocimeter 7310 are offered as part of Application Kits, if needed.
Application Accessory typically consists of Brackets for the installation of Magnetic Pickup with Interrupters, Brackets for the installation of the Photocell/Photo Probe, Azimuth Reflectors, Adapter Cables for DC-Power, Breakout Cables for hardwired aircrafts, aircraft specific Application Software and aircraft specific Application/User Guides, describing the proper equipment installation.
The required Application Accessory is quoted specifically for the various “Portable Systems” and aircraft/engine type.
Brackets and Interrupters
Brackets are used to install Vibration Sensors, Azimuth Sensors and also the Optical Tracker “FasTrak” on an aircraft type.
Interrupters are aircraft specific parts made of magnetic Stainless Steel which generates an RPM and azimuth reference when passing the Magnetic Pickup.
Brackets and Interrupters are available for many helicopter and fixed-wing aircrafts, as part of the Application Kit for “Zing® Test” Systems.
DC-Adapter Cables P/N 3140-X are used to provide 28 Volt DC Supply Power for the 8500C(+) and for Carry-On VXP as well as for the Strobex 135M-12 when used with V2K(+), to connect to existing receptacles in the aircraft.
Breakout Cables are used for aircrafts which have a partly or complete hardwiring for DC Supply power and sensors of the “Zing® Test” Systems.
For Carry-On VXP “Advanced Smart Charts” are provided on a Compact Flash, available for many helicopter and turboprop aircraft types as well as for some turbofan engines.
The “Advanced Smart Charts” of the Carry-On VXP allow simple/quick data collection of Track & Balance of one or multiple regimes and calculate rotor adjustments for Track and/or Balance respecting current settings and rotor limits.
For 8500C(+) Chart Sets are provided in form of a 3.5” Floppy Disk, containing “Smart Charts” available for almost any helicopter and turboprop aircraft type as well as for some turbofan engines.
Precision Tab Tools (optional)
The fine trim tab adjustments calculated by the 8500C(+) or Carry-On VXP require accurate measurement and adjustments of Trim Tabs.
Precision Tab Tools are available for many different helicopter types from Honeywell, supplied with calibration plates and instructions and partly with a specific carrying case.