In 1999, Avionica introduced the original miniQAR quick access recorder, the industry’s first ever miniature quick access recorder. Its solid-state reliability, 400 hour recording capacity, and ease of installation changed the quick-access recording marketplace (and perhaps FOQA/FDM) forever. Today, the next-generation miniQAR Mk II quick access recorder leads the industry with over 5,000 worldwide installations, recording the data of many of the world’s airlines, militaries, and multinational corporations.
Reliable Performance. Solid-state architecture has achieved a field proven MTBF of over 100,000 flight hours fleetwide for the miniQAR series of recorders, saving valuable maintenance dollars. Ovevr 5,000 miniQAR quick access recorders are now flying, installed in nearly 100 aircraft types worldwide since 1999.
Flexible Recording. A variety of interface options are now available. Record up to two ARINC 717 (Harvard Biphase or Bipolar RZ) channels and up to three ARINC-429 channels (high and /or low speed). Three RS 422/232 programmable channels are available to support ACMS event recording. Future releases will include an ARINC-429 transmitter to support real-time ACMS reporting over ACARS.
Advanced Download Interface. Download options including Ethernet (via the RSU-II or COTS Laptop/Desktop), onboard Ethernet, and Wireless via secureLINK WiFi or 3G Wireless GSE Module (below), enable operators to customize download methods to best fit FOQA/FDM programs and schedule requirements.
Easy to Install. Installs on most aircraft with minimal alterations.
High capacity. Our basic 2 GB models record up to 6,000 flight hours of ARINC 717 data. Customer-upgradeability to 32 Gigabytes is possible to handle dense ARINC 429 data recording requirements.
Lightweight. All this capability still weighs only 6.5 oz / 185 gr
Data on Demand. Avionica offers a 3G Wireless GSE module for the miniQAR Mk III, pictured as installed, above left. The module includes a Quad-Band GPRS/EDGE/UMTS radio that transfers data on-demand to your analysis facility, wherever it’s located, at over 6 flight hours per transmission minute - without any infrastructure investment whatsoever. The module also features a battery to ensure uninterrupted data transmission without need of ground power, and adds approx 4 oz. (115 gr) to the weight.
3G Gateway. When equipped with a 3G Wireless GSE Module, the miniQAR Mk III provides additional functionality as a wireless gateway. Using an airborne Ethernet switch, the cellQAR provides ground-based broadband access to various on-board devices, such as EFBs, airborne servers, maintenance terminals, and more.
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Weight: 6.5 ounces (185 gr)
Dimensions: 3.25” (8.3cm) long (inc. connector) X 2.25” (5.7 cm) wide X 2.20” (5.6 cm) tall
Power: 3 Watts
With 3G Wireless GSE module:
Weight: 10.5 ounces (300 gr)
Dimensions: 4.55” (11.6 cm) long (inc. connectors) X 2.25” (5.7 cm) wide X 2.20” (5.6 cm) tall
DATA STORAGE: 2, 4, 8, 16, or 32 Gigabytes, upgradeable and removable.
REAL TIME CLOCK (RTC):
Standard. Time and Date are tagged automatically.
GPRS: Up to 42 Hrs Flight Data/Hr (64 Words per Second)
Up to 21 Hrs Flight Data/Hr (128 Words per Second)
Up to 10 Hrs Flight Data/Hr (256 Words per Second)
EDGE: Up to 1.9 Hrs Flight Data/Min (64 Words per Second)
Up to 1.0 Hrs Flight Data/Min (128 Words per Second)
Up to 0.5 Hrs Flight Data/Min (256 Words per Second)
UMTS: Up to 6.3 Hrs Flight Data/Min (64 Words per Second)
Up to 3.1 Hrs Flight Data/Min (128 Words per Second)
Up to 1.6 Hrs Flight Data/Min (256 Words per Second)