Endevco, a Meggitt group company and the leader in sensing solutions for demanding vibration, shock and pressure applications, announced it has signed a license agreement with Boeing Commercial Airplane Group enabling Endevco to offer an innovative aircraft wing Pressure Belt, to all Endevco aviation and aerospace customers as a commercial product.
Endevco has formed more than 600 of the belts for Boeing to determines pressure at frequent locations along the wings of 747, 767, 777 and 787 aircraft. These measurements provide critical data used in calculating payload capabilities, engine competence, fuel economy and other operational parameters.
Previous methods of obtaining this data required drilling holes on the wing, extensive cabling, signal conditioning and data acquisition products to achieve the same goal. The Endevco Pressure Belt provides a compact, integrated, cost-effective, scalable and accurate alternative.
The product allows Boeing, and now all Endevco customers, to make extremely precise pressure measurements, including along new composite wings on aircraft such as the 787, without the need for wing modifications.
Each Endevco Pressure Belt assembly is comprised of up to three ultra-miniaturized pressure sensor modules networked together and mounted on a flexible strip. The extremely low profile of the Pressure Belt generates minimal aerodynamic impact.