Welcome to IRIG 106
The Standard for Digital Flight Data Recording
IRIG 106 is a comprehensive telemetry standard to ensure interoperability in aeronautical telemetry application at RCC member ranges.
This web site is the independent source of information and support for the IRIG 106 community, and to provide information to developers and users of IRIG 106. The primary focus of this site is the IRIG 106 Chapter 10 Digital On-Board Recorder Standard. The Ch 10 standard defines the operation and interfaces for digital flight data recorders.
5/5/2015 - New GUI utility programs are on the way! There is a new family of utilities built using the Qt application and windowing library. Qt allows cross platform development and a high performance interface with the underlying IRIG software libraries. For now Windows installers are provided. In the future Linux and OSX executables may also be provided.
igDmpHeaders is a new program to browse and view Chapter 10 headers, view data file information, and export headers for further analysis. Software is available for downloading from the Software Download page.
These new GUI programs are fully functional and free to use for non-commercial purposes. For commercial use a license key can be purchased. Purchasing a commercial use license key helps defray the cost of supporting the flight test community and operating the irig106.org web site.
There is an IRIG 106 wiki. Browse information written by the community or add your own. The IRIG 106 Programming Handbook is on-line. If you have practical experience or information you'd like to share get a wiki User ID and start contributing.
I'm also pleased to announce the IRIG 106 Programming Handbook has also been released. The Programming Handbook provides information to assist programmers in developing software for use with the IRIG 106 standard. The handbook primarily deals with Chapter 10, Digital On-Board Recorder Standard, but it also covers aspects of Chapter 6 and Chapter 9. Development of the Programming Handbook was funded by the RCC and the document was written by me. I hope you find it useful. Feel free to provide comments and feedback. I also hope to have an annotated HTML version available soon.
An open source library and utility programs for writing, reading, and parsing IRIG106 format data files is under active development. The software library is written in portable C, and currently compiles into a DLL under Microsoft Visual Studio 8, 10, and 12, and as a library under GCC. A number of utility programs have also been written and more are on the way. Available software includes:
Compiled and ready to run versions of these utility programs are available from the Software Download page.
Source code is freely available for downloading. This project is hosted on SourceForge. Release versions are available from the SourceForge File Download area. The latest source is available from the SourceForge SVN repository
Numerous companies provide hardware and software products that support IRIG 106. See the vendor directory for a directory of these companies and their products.
Sample IRIG 106 Chapter 10 data are available for downloading from the Sample Data page. These files are offered as is, but provide useful examples from various vendors.
There is a mailing list for IRIG 106 announcements and discussions. You can subscribe by going to the IRIG 106 Mailing List page and entering your email address information. The volume of mail is small, and you can unsubscribe yourself at any time.
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Last Updated 5/6/2015