LORD Corporation has announced that AgustaWestland decided to proceed with the qualification of the new OMNI AVC system on AgustaWestland's aircraft. AVCS technology operates through the use of accelerometers that measure aircraft vibration levels. Signals are sent to a centralized computer that runs a software algorithm that interprets the data and sends commands to force generators located throughout the aircraft. These force generators create “anti-vibration” that stops the progression of vibration due to the main rotor. Qualification of the system is currently being finalized.
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