MULTI-FUNCTION AIR DATA PROBES
Designed for simple integration with the Micro Air Data Computer (μADC), the Multi-Function Air Data Probe is an effective lightweight solution for measuring angle-of-attack, angle-of-sideslip, airspeed, and altitude where mobility is critical. With no moving parts, the Multi-Function Air Data Probe is a reliable choice for pilots and engineers looking to push the limits of performance and control.
Multi-Function Air Data Probes allow for calculation of the complete flow vector. Its comprehensive design improves on traditional air data solutions (ex: Air Data Boom) by eliminating pitch and yaw vanes, which have moving parts with inertial effects that introduce inaccuracy and increase weight and response time.
- AoA & AoS error less than ±1°
- Airspeed error less than ±1% or ±1 m/s
- Standard acceptance angle up to +/- 20° AoA & AoS
- Optional extended angle up to +/- 40° AoA & AoS
- As low as 15 grams mass
- Straight, L-Shaped, and Strut-mounted geometries
- 5 tip ports with a static ring
- Rugged stainless-steel construction
- Optional internal heater (22 or 42 Watts) for icing protection
- Optional integrated total air temperature sensor
Straight Probes are used primarily for measuring flow as it is approaching the test area. Wind tunnel testing facilities often use Straight Probes because their mounting systems are perpendicular to the airflow and the Straight Probe places the probe tip directly in the air flow. Use whenever possible.
The curved neck design of the L-Shaped Probe allows for less blockage of airflow downstream because the shaft of the probe is mounted perpendicular to the tip of the probe, removing the shaft from the air stream. Use when space is available.
STRUT MOUNTED PROBE
A Strut-mounted Probe is typically used in aviation and aerospace for various purposes, primarily related to measuring and monitoring critical parameters during flight. Integration minimizes the disruption of the airflow around the probe, reducing drag and aerodynamic interference.