EAP Air Data Computer

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0156
Category: Air Data
Object Type: Signal/Data Processor
Object Name: EAP Air Data Computer
Part No: 50-078-01
Serial No: 0003/85
Manufacturer: Marconi Avionics
Division: Instrument Systems [ISD]
Platform(s): EAP 
Year of Manufacture: 1985
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
123 
Height (mm):
192 
Depth (mm):
353 
Weight (g):
7,980 
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

Marconi Avionics Limited
ADC (SP-B-27-B204)
Part 50-078-01
Ser 0001/85
NSN
Code K0656

Notes:

EAP stands for "Experimental Aircraft Programme and was a technology demonstrator for what was to become the Eurofighter Typhoon. The sole aircraft (serial ZF534) first flew on 8 August 1986. The EAP aircraft was retired from service on 1 May 1991, and is currently located in the display area of the Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering department of Loughborough. EAP stands for "Experimental Aircraft Programme and was a technology demonstrator for what was to become the Eurofighter Typhoon. The sole aircraft (serial ZF534) first flew on 8 August 1986. The EAP aircraft was retired from service on 1 May 1991 and was then sent to the Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering department of Loughborough University but as of April 2012 it has been moved to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.
Air data systems provide accurate information on quantities such as pressure altitude, vertical speed, calibrated airspeed, true airspeed, Mach number, static air temperature and air density ratio. The computer uses data from sensors such as the pitot-static system hence the ‘pressure’ connectors. The ADC is a key avionic system and forms part of the essential core of avionic sub systems required in all modern aircraft, civil or military.
Marconi Avionics, in common with other suppliers, made equipment for the EAP at their own cost in anticipation of orders for the Typhoon. Around 6 to 8 sets of equipment were made and all were put through the full evaluation/qualification tests.


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