Equipment Piece of the Week: Electronic Data Manager (EDM)

The Electronic Data Manager (EDM) is a light, portable touch-screen computer in the form of a kneeboard that provides the aviator with global positioning system (GPS) moving map capabilities, sunlight readability, and the ability to use Windows-based software.

The EDM includes:

  • Moving map display (GPS aircraft position and waypoints)
  • Tactical Graphics
  • Two-way Blue Force Tracking-Aviation situational awareness
  • Beyond-line-of-sight text messaging
  • Displays of checklists, manuals, and approach plates in PDF format
  • Capability to import mission planning data from Aviation Mission Planning Systems software
  • Weight and balance calculations
  • Aircraft performance planning calculations
  • Electronic notes

EDM Spiral 3.5 improvements include:

  • 1.6 GHZ System Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 6.4″ Sealed Trans-reflective Glass Touch Screen 480×640
  • Sunlight Readable and NVG Compatible Display
  • 60 GB Solid State Hard Drive
  • External Power, Ethernet, and USB 2.0 interfaces-enhanced speed and performance
  • Ability to host dynamic terrain and obstacle avoidance

For more information on the EDM, click here.

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