Miniature, Multi-Functional Air Data Probes for UAVs and Light Aircraft Now Shipping

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Full Air Data Sensing in Miniature Packaging. The 4383-, 4418-, and 4512-type multi-functional air data probes offering complete air data sensing capability for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and light aircraft are now shipping. The products give users combinations of pitot pressure, static pressure, angle of attack, angle of sideslip, and air temperature. The comprehensive offerings reduce system integration efforts, reduce mass, and reduce power requirements.

SpaceAge Control's 20-year history with unmanned aircraft combined with our focus on listening to the customer have allowed us to design, test, and manufacture this family of products ideally suited for aircraft needing low mass and comprehensive air data sensing

The 4383-, 4418-, and 4512-type multi-functional air data probes offering complete air data sensing capability for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and light aircraft are now shipping. The products give users combinations of pitot pressure, static pressure, angle of attack, angle of sideslip, and air temperature. The comprehensive offerings reduce system integration efforts, reduce mass, and reduce power requirements.

The products are suited for use with production, flight test, and development aircraft and are distinguished from each other as follows:

  •      4383 type - heated pitot-static (P-S) pressure with angle of attack (AOS) and angle of sideslip (AOS) outputs
  •      4418 type - unheated P-S pressure with AOA and AOS outputs
  •      4512 type - heated P-S pressure with AOA and AOS and air temperature outputs

The products weight about 9 ounces (249 g) with full-length electro-pneumatic harnesses. In the case of the 4512-type air data probe, full air data sensing outputs are provided in a 16-inch long package.

"SpaceAge Control's 20-year history with unmanned aircraft combined with our focus on listening to the customer have allowed us to design, test, and manufacture this family of products ideally suited for aircraft needing low mass and comprehensive air data sensing," said Pat Birmingham, Operations, SpaceAge Control. "These products allow avionics, test, and design engineers to focus more on the data and less on the data source."

The air data probes can be modified for:

  •      different angle of attack and angle of sideslip sensor ranges
  •      custom mechanical interfaces to include pressure fittings and electrical connectors
  •      pitot-static probes provided with or without drain holes
  •      longer lengths for easier aircraft integration

About Spaceage Control

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 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 300 companies spanning the globe including aircraft manufacturers, R&D facilities, racing teams, vehicle manufacturers, and motion control OEMs.

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         o Photo caption is "Part number 4383-01 air data probe.".

         o Photo caption is "Part number 4418-01 air data probe.".

         o Photo caption is "Part number 4418-01 air data probe.".

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SpaceAge Control, Inc.
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