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Aircraft Carriers

CVN-78-USS-Ford Aircraft carrierAircraft carriers are large warships that serve as mobile airbases at sea. They can launch and recover multiple types of aircraft, including fighter jets, helicopters, and surveillance aircraft. Aircraft carriers provide strategic power projection and support various military operations. Examples include the USS Nimitz-class carriers (CVN-68, CVN-69) and the Gerald R Ford-class carriers (CVN-78, CVN-79).

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Physical Properties Systems

Mass properties instruments are used to measure and analyze the weight distribution, center of gravity, and moments of inertia of aircraft carriers. These measurements are essential for ensuring the stability, maneuverability, and overall performance of the carriers. Mass properties instruments help engineers optimize the design and balance of the carriers and ensure their safe operation. Types of products requiring mass properties measurements include:

  • Aircraft: aircraft deployed on aircraft carrier
  • Cameras and Sensors
  • Munitions
  • Landing Gear
  • Catapult Systems
  • Support Equipment: maintenance vehicles, material handling equipment
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Model 3724 Automatic Thermo Unit Calibrator

Pressure and Temperature Systems

Pressure, temperature, torque, and force calibrators are essential for maintaining the accuracy and reliability of various products and components on aircraft carriers. By regularly calibrating these measurement tools and systems, operators can ensure precise measurements, accurate data acquisition, and safe operations on the carrier and its associated systems.

  • Avionics & Electronics
  • Sensors and Transducers
  • Flight Instruments
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Maintenance Tools and Equipment
  • Catapult Systems
  • Arresting Gear Systems
  • Reactor and Steam Plant instrumentation
  • Life Support Apparatus
Model 3724 Automatic Thermo Unit Calibrator
Model 3646 Portable Instrument Cleaning System

Instrument Cleaning and Contamination Prevention

Aircraft carriers are exposed to various contaminants, including saltwater, dust, and debris. Proper cleaning and contamination control measures are essential to maintain the accuracy and reliability of the carriers’ instruments and sensors. Regular cleaning and maintenance help prevent sensor malfunctions, inaccuracies, and failures, ensuring the optimal performance of the carriers and their onboard systems.

  • Avionics and Electronics
  • Optical Systems
  • Gauges and Transducers
  • Flight Instruments
  • Fuel Systems
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Life Support Instruments
Model 3646 Portable Instrument Cleaning System
Base Gas Temperature Transducer Type C

Thermal Systems

Heat flux sensors, infrared radiometers, and thermocouples are used on aircraft carriers to monitor and assess thermal conditions. They help detect and manage issues such as excessive heat generation, thermal stress, or cooling inefficiencies. By providing real-time temperature data and heat transfer measurements, these sensors contribute to the safe and effective operation of the carriers’ propulsion systems, electronics, and other critical components.

  • Engine Components
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Thermal Protection Systems
  • Catapult Systems
  • Arresting Gear Systems
  • Structural Components: flight deck, hanger deck, superstructure
Base Gas Temperature Transducer Type C