Presentation, pp.1-37, 2004
MADARS (Malfunction Detection Analysis and Recording System):
- Designed to aid flight crews and maintenance personnel in the detection and isolation of malfunctions
- Monitors/records complex systems in the C-5. These test points include Engine Health, Central Air Data, Navigation, Warning, Automatic Flight Controls, Flight Augmentation, and many other critical systems.
MDCR (Maintenance Data Controller Recorder) is a portable ruggedized computer to be installed on a C-5 Aircraft. MDCR equipment is one of the state-of-the-art products of C-5 modernization effort.
The MDCR, functions as the data recorder for MADARS III, is a ruggedized Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) laptop station supported by a full-page printer and L-band Satellite Communications (SATCOM) device. These components replace the older C-5 Display Unit (DU), Controller, MDR, Print Out Unit (POU), and SATCOM Printer of MADARS. The upgrade software for the MDCR was developed in C/C++, Java, and XML.
MDCR laptop computer was modified as following: