AN5812-Interface Pitot Probe Used on CEi Unmanned Aerial Targets

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Pitot Probe Power, Size, and Mass Match Subscale Target System Requirements. SpaceAge Control, Inc. has been selected by Composite Engineering (CEi), Inc. to provide miniature pitot probes for CEi subscale target systems. These air data probe provides the primary total pressure information required by the aerial target. The 4392-series air data probe gives leading-edge power-efficiency, low mass, and small size for very light jets, aerial targets, and UAVs.

The probes' small size, custom interface, and low power provide our solution with a lot more design flexibility

SpaceAge Control, Inc. has been selected by Composite Engineering (CEi), Inc. to provide miniature pitot probes for CEi subscale target systems. These air data probe provides the primary total pressure information required by the aerial target. The 4392-series air data probe gives leading-edge power-efficiency, low mass, and small size for very light jets, aerial targets, and UAVs.

The 4392-series product was designed specifically for CEi's requirements. The patented design specifically addresses the unique requirements of long-duration, smaller-sized aircraft such as unmanned aerial vehicles and very light jets.

"After extensive evaluation in the field, we appreciate CEi choosing the 4392-01 pitot probe for their aerial targets," said Pat Birmingham, Operations, SpaceAge Control. "This product takes a load off of aerospace engineers -- for size, mass, and electrical current draw."

"The probes' small size, custom interface, and low power provide our solution with a lot more design flexibility," said Dallas Shelby, Procurement, CEi.

CEi has been producing components for the MQM-107 for a number of years. Through this introduction to the aerial target world, CEi is now a major player in the subscale market and embraces customers who have needs for both legacy products and spares, as well as the state-of-the-art target systems.

Established in 1968, SpaceAge Control is an ISO9001:2000/AS9100B-compliant company leading the air data and displacement sensing industries with stock and engineered-to-order products. Typical air data products provided include pitot probes, pitot-static probes, air temperature sensors, angle-of-attack sensors, static pressure ports, and flight test air data booms. Located in Palmdale, California USA near NASA Dryden, Edwards AFB, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, and Scaled Composites, SpaceAge Control's high-precision and durable products are used by over 200 companies spanning the globe including aircraft manufacturers, racing teams, vehicle manufacturers, and motion control OEMs.

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High-Resolution Image A (jpg): http://spaceagecontrol.com/cei01.jpg
         o Photo caption is "Comparison of a low-mass, low-power SpaceAge Control 4392-similar pitot probe (top) to an AN5812-type pitot probe.".

High-Resolution Image B (jpg): http://spaceagecontrol.com/cei02.jpg
         o Photo caption is "CEi MQM107 subscale aerial target.".

AN5812-Compatible Probe News Release: http://spaceagecontrol.com/Main/ANCompatibleAirDataProbes

Composite Engineering, Inc. (CEi): http://www.compositeeng.com/uav_MQM107.htm

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