Helicopter smart load sensor

  • 21-Oct-2013 12:18 EDT

The HeliNav LoadMaster from Sensor Technology Ltd. has been upgraded. Inclinometers were added to allow three-point fixing for large loads; a new receiver wirelessly collects live load data for analysis, interpretation, and reporting; and a new display gives real-time information on operational variables to aid calculation of flight and operational profiles. The system enables pilots to monitor strain in each individual cable in case the load is not distributed evenly, or if flight movements create asymmetric stresses. The sensor is autonomous, using a wireless communications’ link to its own display and computer in the cockpit. It can be used with other electronics systems, such as navigation and tracking, to automatically produce comprehensive operational performance reports.

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