Flight Test Air Data products.
Now available from sound and vibration measurement
specialist Brüel & Kjaer is a range of air data products
for use in flight test and similar applications.
Manufactured by SpaceAge Control, Inc., the air data probes comply
with the requirements of NASA and have been used in a wide range
of flight test programmes. Most models feature static and total head
pressure pickups and angle of attack and sideslip vanes. The vanes,
also called airflow direction transmitters or flow angle sejisors, are
coupled to precision potentiometers (or similar devices) to provide
an electrical signal indicating airflow direction relative to the air data
A range of standard products is available with custom configurations
available to special order.
Model 100400 is a mini air data boom designed for drone, RPV, UAV
and light aircraft use. Features include aluminium body, stainless steel
nose, angle of attack and sideslip vanes, static and total head pressure
pick ups and approximate weight of 170 grams.
Model 100600 is a straight-nose air data boom with aluminium body,
stainless steel nose, angle of attack and sideslip vanes and static and
total head pressure pickups. Approximate weight is 795 grams making
these probes suitable for most aerospace applications. Model 100700
is identical to the 100600 version but features a heated probe.
Model 100510 is a swivel-head air data boom that is the same as
model 100600 except that the static and total head pressures are
obtained from a gimbal-mounted weathervane nose that swivels 21°
in any direction. This model provides pressure readings at angle of
attack or sideslip values of 30° or less, making it particularly useful for
helicopter and VSTOL aircraft applications. A nose lock is available
to convert this model to straight-nose operation or for storage purposes.
Approximate weight is 1.25kg.
Model 100800 is a trailing bomb that is designed to provide air
data for helicopters, STOL and VTOL aircraft. Features include
static and total head pressure pickups. Approximate weight is 4.8kg.
Also available are vanes for standalone use with custom mounts
if required and a range of accessories to complement the air data
probes. These include vane calibration fixtures, total head probe
covers, vane covers, vane assemblies, test fixture sets and boom
adaptors for swift installation and removal of booms.
SpaceAge Control air data products are designed and manufactured
specifically for fair weather and non-icing flight test operations.
The products have been successfully used on a broad range of
aircraft including military fighter, attack and cargo planes, commercial
aircraft, trainers, drones/RPVs/UAVs, helicopters, racing craft and
For more information, please contact :-
Bruel & Kjaer, Bedford House, Rutherford, Close,
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2ND. UK
Tel: +44(0) 1438 739000, Fax: +44(0) 1438 739099
Web site: www.bksv.com