Aeroprobe offers a line of Drained Pitot/Pitot-Static Probes to allow unmanned platforms to operate in more extreme weather conditions.
Pitot-Static Probes measure total and static pressures to derive airspeed and altitude. Commonly used for flight applications, these probes can be straight for boom mounting ahead of the aircraft or include an aerodynamic strut for fuselage mounting.
Pitot-Static Probe are commonly used in applications where only an air speed measurement is desired. Wind Tunnel facilities commonly use Pitot-Static Probes to characterize their wind tunnels because the angle of the air flow is known. The aviation and unmanned systems industries also use Pitot-Static Probes to measure the aircraft’s speed, Mach number, and altitude.
- Probes offered with or without a static ring
- Designed to meet AS8006 performance standard
- Drained tip designed to meet AS5562 rain standard
- Optional safety feature: PT100 RTD to monitor internal probe temperature
- Low weight (as low as 50 g unheated and 100 g heated)
- Configurable for specific platforms & envelopes
- Two tip diameters – 9.5mm (standard) / 7.9mm (optional)
- Straight, L Shaped, or Strut Mounted Designs
- For use up to Mach = 0.85 (performance testing available)
- Compatible with Aeroprobe’s Micro Air Data Computer (µADC) or connected directly to your existing hardware with pitot and static ports
- Standard heater options at 12V/18W, 15V/23W, or 28V/42W for anti-icing capability – other higher power heaters options possible
- Anti-icing heater
- Choice of pneumatic connector
- Rugged brazed stainless steel construction
STRAIGHT PITOT PROBE
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.
STRUT MOUNTED PITOT 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.