A critical system in aircraft
Amphenol Socapex provides a large range of interconnection solutions for commercial avionics applications.
Commercial avionics refers to the electronic systems and equipment used in commercial aircraft to support safe and efficient flight operations. Avionics systems include communication systems, navigation systems, flight control systems, weather radar, and other electronic systems that are essential for aircraft operation and safety.
Avionics systems provide real-time data on the aircraft's position, speed, altitude, and other important parameters, allowing pilots to navigate and control the aircraft safely and efficiently.
Rigorous safety and performance standards
Commercial avionics systems are designed to meet rigorous safety and performance standards, including those set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These standards ensure that avionics systems are reliable, secure, and capable of operating in a range of environmental conditions.
In addition to supporting flight operations, commercial avionics systems can also provide passengers with in-flight entertainment, connectivity, and other amenities. For example, many modern commercial aircraft are equipped with Wi-Fi, streaming video, and other features that enhance the passenger experience.
The technical challenges for interconnect systems
In commercial avionics applications, the main technical challenges for interconnect systems include ensuring safety and reliability, managing complex wiring and weight constraints, providing resistance to electromagnetic interference, and meeting stringent regulatory standards.
Additionally, modern avionics systems demand high-speed data transmission and compatibility with evolving technologies, all while considering cost-effectiveness and ease of maintenance. These challenges require careful engineering and adherence to industry-specific standards for successful integration and operation in commercial aircraft.
Amphenol Socapex connectors for ComAir avionics
Circular connectors: Circular connectors, such as EN3645, D38999 connectors, are available in a range of sizes and configurations, and can be designed to meet specific performance and environmental requirements. Circular connectors are often used in avionics systems for communication, navigation, and power distribution.
PCB connectors: Printed Circuit Board connectors, such as HDAS or VITA connectors, are also used particularly for data transmission and high-speed digital communication. They are designed to provide a secure and reliable connection, even in harsh environmental conditions such as high vibration and temperature variations.
Fiber optic connectors: Fiber optic connectors, such as MPO Field or Lux-Beam, are becoming increasingly popular in commercial avionics applications due to their high bandwidth and immunity to electromagnetic interference. They are often used in avionics systems for data transmission, video streaming, and other high-bandwidth applications.
High-speed contacts & connectors: High-speed contacts & connectors are designed to support high-bandwidth data transfer, and are often used in commercial avionics applications for digital communication, video streaming, and other data-intensive applications.