How Black Boxes Work


Subject:
Transportation , Accidents and Safety , Airlines

Description:
Background about how an airplane's "flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR), also known as 'black boxes,'" are used by investigators to determine the cause of airplane accidents. Topics include data recording and storage technologies, how these "crash-survivable memory units (CSMUs)" are "engineered to withstand extreme heat, violent crashes and tons of pressure," and how information is retrieved from the black boxes. From How Stuff Works.

Creator:
Bonsor, Kevin

Publisher:
HowStuffWorks, Inc.

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.howstuffworks.com/black-box.htm


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