Sensors For Aerospace Applications

Stellar Technology designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of test and measurement sensors for the ever evolving demands of the aerospace industry. Stellar Technology’s pressure transducers, pressure transmitters, load cells, force sensors, torque sensors, temperature transducers, displacement transducers,and signal conditioners are chosen for many mission-critical applications for both NASA programs and commercial cargo and crew space applications. From off-the-shelf standard products to custom-engineered sensor solutions, Stellar Technology’s combination of knowledgeable sales personnel, engineering design expertise, and manufacturing capabilities, excels in providing optimum value for our customs—sensor application solutions focused on costs, productivity, reliability and safety.

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Aerospace Sensors for:

General Purpose

  • Components testing
  • Proof-of-concept validation
  • Materials testing
  • Wind tunnel testing
  • Fatigue testing

Qualification Testing

  • Flight Simulators
  • Iron-Bird Testing
  • Hydraulic Systems Testing
  • Linear/Rotary Actuators
  • APU Production and Flight-Line Testing

Engine and Propulsion

  • Jet Engine Test Stands
  • Rocket Engine Thrust Tests
  • Rocket Engine Fuel Control
  • Jet Engine/Rocket Engine Diagnostics
  • Ground Support Monitoring Systems

Primary Systems

  • Landing Gear Systems
  • Cargo Deployment Systems
  • Hydraulic Actuator Testing
  • Airframe Stress Tests
  • Flight Control Systems
  • Fuel Monitoring Systems
  • On-Board Waste Disposal Systems

Space Qualified

  • NASA Shuttle Program
  • COTS (Commercial Orbit Transportation Systems)
  • Cargo and Crew
  • NASA Constellation Program
  • (Ares I, Ares V, Orion)
  • Satellites (Commercial and Defense)
  • Launch Vehicles

Aircraft Assembly

  • Components testing
  • Materials testing
  • Jack Stands
  • Automated Fastener Systems
  • Cable Tension Monitoring

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Pressure Sensors

  • Pressure Ranges from 1 to 100,000 PSI
  • Absolute, Gage, True Gage, Differential,
    Vacuum, Barometric
  • Accuracies to 0.05% FSO.
  • High-Frequency Response
  • All-Welded Stainless Steel
    (17-4, 15-5, Inconel, Monel, Hastelloy)
  • mV/V, Analog or Digital Outputs
    (including RS232, RS485, CANbus)
  • Internal Data Logger Versions
  • ATEX, CSA Intrinsically Safe Certifications
    Space-Rated Electronics
    (Grade 1 per EEE-INST-002)
  • Replaceable and/or Cleanable Diaphragms
  • Comprehensive Calibration Records are Standard
  • Engineered-to-Order Custom Designs

 

LVDT Displacement Sensors

  • Stroke Ranges from ± 0.01 in. to ± 18.5 in.
  • Linearities from 1% to 0.1%
  • Spring Guided, Captive Guided,
    Free Unguided Armatures
  • AC and DC Versions
  • All-Welded Stainless Steel
  • Precision Gauging Units with Air Push Armatures
  • Submersible Designs
  • Engineered-to-Order Custom Designs

 

Load Cells, Force Sensors, Reaction Torque Sensors

  • Load Ranges from Grams to 2 Million lbf
  • Tension, Compression, and Tension & Compression
  • Complete Selection of Standard and
    Special Configurations
  • Constructed of Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel,
    or Aluminum
  • Miniature and Subminiature Versions
  • mV/V, Analog or Digital Outputs
    (including RS232, RS485, CANbus)
  • Multiple Bridge Configurations
  • Internal Data Logger Versions
  • Space-Rated Electronics
    (Grade 1 per EEE-INST-002)
  • ATEX, CSA Intrinsically Safe Certifications
  • Comprehensive Calibration Records are Standard
  • Engineered-to-Order Custom Designs

 

Temperature Transducers and Transmitters

  • Temperature Ranges from – 320ºF to +750ºF
  • No Thermowell Required
  • Customer Specified Probe Lengths
  • All-Welded Stainless Steel Construction
  • Hermetically Sealed
  • Dual Temperature and Pressure Configurations
  • Analog and Digital Outputs
    (Including RS232, RS485, CANbus)
  • Space-Rated Electronics
    (Grade 1 per EEE-INST-002)
  • ATEX, CSA Intrinsically Safe Certifications
  • Engineered-to-Order Custom Designs