Aerospace

Solution for Aerospace

REDUCING FLIGHT TEST CYCLE TIME FROM WEEKS TO HOURS

Immediate data feedback allowed flight engineers to make critical adjustments shortly after each test, enabling multiple tests per day. Previous test programs required week-long delays between flights for data analysis.

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ENERGY HARVESTING HELICOPTER ROTOR HUM SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Development of a helicopter on-rotor HUM system powered by vibration energy harvesting

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FLIGHT TESTING OF WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK FOR ROTORCRAFT SHUMS

Synchronized wireless and hard-wired sensor network on rotating components includes energy harvesting to eliminate battery maintenance and improve SHUMS on Sikorsky MH-60S.

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TRACKING PITCH LINK DYNAMIC LOADS

MicroStrain’s wireless sensor system is demonstrated in flight tests for direct load monitoring on Bell M412 rotating components along side energy harvesting and energy aware operating modes.

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ENERGY HARVESTING WIRELESS SENSORS FOR HELICOPTER DAMAGE TRACKING

Wireless sensor networks with integrated energy harvesting capabilities demonstrate autonomous helicopter pitch link monitoring and condition based maintenance for NAVAIR.

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INTEGRATING WIRELESS SYSTEMS AND ROTORCRAFT HUMS

Optimize communication, data analysis, and battery life with a Wireless Network

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FIXED-WING WIRELESS HEALTH MONITORING

Instant, comprehensive reporting of aircraft health, from nose to rudder

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ROTORCRAFT WIRELESS HEALTH MONITORING

LORD MicroStrain’s distributed rotorcraft wireless health monitoring systems provide a wealth of information about aircraft component health and usage.

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NASA DEPLOYS MICROSTRAIN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

A distributed network of MicroStrain’s wireless sensors and its cloud-based data management portal, SensorCloud, were used by NASA to monitor the affects of acoustic shock on Kennedy Space Center equipment.

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INERTIAL SENSING FOR UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES

LORD Sensing-MicroStrain® inertial sensors provide high performance in a very small and lightweight package. MEMS technologies combined with GNSS/GPS and sophisticated estimation filtering offer accurate and reliable data quantities to provide precise control, stabilization, and pointing at the best value.

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WIRELESS TORQUE MONITORING FOR UNMANNED ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT TEST APPLICATIONS

Effective and accurate torque monitoring has been, and will continue to be, an ongoing challenge in the industrial, agricultural, and aerospace arenas. Torque measurements are useful as an indicator of mechanical system health and desirable for test and production run assets.

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SENSORS FOR DISPLACEMENT MEASURING

Sensors for Displacement Measuring
  

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SYNCHRONIZED SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS SENSING, RFID, DATA AGGREGATION AND REMOTE REPORTING

Integrated structural health monitoring and reporting system for use on pitch link of Navy Bell M412 helicopter synchronizes distributed miniature sensors and active RFID in a low-power network.

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UNMANNED ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT TESTING USING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS FOR DATA COLLECTION AND CLOUD-BASED COMPUTING

Aircraft flight test has traditionally been expensive and time consuming to accomplish, requiring complex hardware design and integration and extensive operational test teams to address aircraft downtime for instrumentation maintenance and calibration, flight operations, and post-flight data handling and evaluation.

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It Is Rocket Science – Case Study

The digital control lines of the firing control sequence from solid propellant rocket motors are used to control a Prosig P8048, which measures vibration and pressure signals.

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Flight Test Analysis – Case Study

Flutter Analysis is primarily concerned with measuring the damped vibrations at the major resonance frequencies while the aircraft is in flight and tracking the changes in behavior with increasing speed.

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Remote Monitoring – Case Study

Have you ever wondered if there is a vibration condition monitoring system that can be installed anywhere and then monitored from anywhere else? Even on your smartphone?

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Rockets

EDX-100A

Transducer can be installed in the center of a centrifugal tester and used for the gravity resistance test for rocket-installed equipment.

 

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Strain gages

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EDX-100A

Universal Recorder

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AS-HB

Small-sized, High Frequency Response Acceleration Transducer

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Airports

Subsidence Measurement of Airport Runways

Water pressure gage enables long-term monitoring of subsidence estimated to be about 7 to 8 m. This is possible when combined with a GPS and reference tank.

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BPB-A

Pore Pressure Transducer

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UCAM-60 Series

Data Logger

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AS-HB

Small-sized, High Frequency Response Acceleration Transducer

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Satellites

Ground Deployment Testing of Solar Array Paddles and Antennas

EDX-5000A

  • Capable of high-speed sampling at speeds of 200 kHz across 32 channels
  • Suitable for use during impact testing of solar array paddles and antennas that are deployed with pyrotechnics
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Airplanes

Payload Testing of Aircraft Components

  • Can measure large strains and can even be used to test new materials
  • Serial or synchronized measurement of 1000 channels at max 50Hz
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