Unlimited and protected memory for flight data recorders

Yair Wiseman

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to study extensive enlargement and safety of flight data recorder memory. Design/methodology/approach - The study involves the moving the memory of flight data recorders from an internal embedded device to a cloud. Findings - The implementation has made the embedded memory device of flight data recorder effectively unlimited, and, hence, much more information can be stored. Research limitations/implications - The possibility of a flight data recorder to be damaged or lost in a crash is not so high, but the implementation can be very helpful in cases such as aerial disappearances. Practical implications - The implication is larger and protected memory for flight data recorders. Social implications - Finding reasons for crashes is faster, and immediate actions can be taken to find remedy to the failures. Originality/value - The use of internet and cellphones in airplanes is nothing special at present. It is suggested to take this technology for flight data recorders as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-872
Number of pages7
JournalAircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Data compression
  • Flight data recorder
  • IaaS


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