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Aerospace

Advanced Solutions for the Aerospace Sector

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Raptor Scientific Test and Measurement instruments play a crucial role in supporting the commercial and military aerospace markets by ensuring the safety, reliability, and performance of aircraft and related systems. We support these markets with Mass Properties Measurement Instruments, Radar Cross Section Products, Pressure, Temperature, Torque & Force Measurement Instruments, and Cleaning and Contamination Prevention Instruments. Heat Flux Sensors, Infrared Radiometers, and Thermocouples. 

The Raptor family of products and services supports the Aerospace industry through:

  • Quality Assurance:  Raptor Scientific Test and measurement instruments are used to verify the quality and performance of various aerospace components, such as avionics systems, communication systems, navigation systems, and control systems. They help identify any defects or malfunctions before the components are integrated into the aircraft, ensuring that only high-quality and reliable parts are used.
  • Compliance with Standards:  Aerospace industries have to comply with stringent regulations and standards set by regulatory bodies like the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Test and measurement instruments are used to perform compliance testing, ensuring that the aircraft and its components meet the required standards for safety.
  • Performance Testing: Raptor Scientific Test and Measurement instruments are used to evaluate the performance of aircraft systems under various conditions. This helps in identifying any performance issues and optimizing the design and functionality of the systems.
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Raptor Scientific Test and Measurement instruments are essential for maintenance and troubleshooting activities in the aerospace industry. They are used to diagnose and identify faults or failures in aircraft systems, enabling timely repairs and minimizing downtime. These instruments can also be used for predictive maintenance, where data from various sensors and instruments are analyzed to detect potential issues before they cause any failures.
  • Calibration and Verification: Raptor Scientific plays a crucial role in providing traceable and accurate calibration for products and instruments, ensuring their reliability in the aerospace industry.

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Physical Properties Systems

Mass properties instruments are used in the aerospace market to accurately measure and analyze the mass distribution and center of gravity of aircraft. These instruments help in determining the balance and stability of the vehicle, which is crucial for safe and efficient flight. They are used during the design, manufacturing, and testing phases to ensure that the mass properties of the vehicle meet the required specifications and standards.

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RF Systems

Radar cross section (RCS) instruments are used in the aerospace market to measure and analyze the electromagnetic signature of aircraft. These instruments help in assessing the detectability and visibility of the vehicle to radar systems. By measuring the RCS, engineers can optimize the design of the vehicle to reduce its radar signature, making it less detectable to enemy radar systems. RCS instruments are used during the development and testing of stealth technology and in the evaluation of radar-absorbing materials and coatings.

Igniter Circuit Testers

Igniter circuit testers are used in the aerospace market to test and verify the functionality of ignition systems in rocket engines, jet engines, and other propulsion systems. These instruments help in ensuring that the igniter circuits are properly wired, connected, and functioning correctly. By conducting tests with igniter circuit testers, engineers can identify any faults or malfunctions in the ignition system, allowing for timely repairs or replacements. This ensures the reliability and safety of the propulsion system during flight.

Pressure Measurement Instruments

Pressure measurement instruments are extensively used in the aerospace market to monitor and measure various pressures within aircraft. These instruments help in monitoring the pressure in fuel tanks, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, and other critical components. Accurate pressure measurements are crucial for maintaining the proper functioning and safety of these systems. Pressure measurement instruments are used during the design, manufacturing, and maintenance of aerospace vehicles to ensure that the pressure levels are within the specified limits.

Temperature Measurement Instruments

Temperature measurement instruments are widely used in the aerospace market to monitor and measure temperatures in various components and systems. These instruments help ensure that critical components, such as engines, avionics, and thermal protection systems, operate within safe temperature ranges. Temperature measurement instruments are used during the design, manufacturing, and testing of aerospace vehicles to ensure that the thermal management systems are efficient and capable of handling the expected temperature variations during flight. They also aid in diagnosing and troubleshooting any temperature-related issues during maintenance and repairs.

Thermal Systems

Thermal measurement sensors and instruments play a crucial role in the aerospace market by providing accurate and reliable temperature data for various applications. Thermal measurement sensors are extensively used in monitoring the temperature of aircraft engines. Aerospace vehicles undergo extreme temperatures during flight, and thermal measurement sensors are used to monitor the temperature of thermal protection systems. The sensors and instruments are used to monitor and control the temperature within aircraft cabins and cargo areas. Thermal measurement sensors are used to monitor the temperature of electronic components, such as circuit boards and power modules, to prevent overheating and ensure they are functioning properly. These products are also used in structural health monitoring of aerospace vehicles during Ground Testing to assist engineers in understanding the thermal behavior of the aircraft.

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Force Measurement Instruments

Force measurement instruments are extensively used in the aerospace market to measure and analyze the forces acting on various components and systems. These instruments help in assessing the structural integrity and performance of aerospace vehicles. Force measurement instruments are used during the design and testing phases to determine the loads and stresses experienced by different parts of the vehicle, such as wings, landing gear, and structural frames. This information is crucial for ensuring that the components can withstand the expected forces during flight and meet the required safety standards. Force measurement instruments are also used during maintenance and repairs to assess the condition of components and identify any signs of fatigue or damage.

model 3695 torque force calibrator
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Torque Measurement Instruments

Torque measurement instruments are used in the aerospace market to accurately measure and analyze the torque applied to various components and systems. These instruments help in ensuring that the proper torque is applied during the assembly and maintenance of aircraft. Torque measurement instruments are used to tighten bolts, fasteners, and other connections to the specified torque values, ensuring that they are secure and will not loosen during flight. They are also used to measure the torque generated by rotating components, such as engines and control surfaces, to ensure they are operating within the desired parameters. Accurate torque measurement is crucial for the safety and reliability of aircraft.

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Model 3646 Portable Instrument Cleaning System

Instrument Cleaning and Contamination Prevention

Instrument cleaning and contamination prevention are essential in the aerospace market to maintain the accuracy and reliability of various instruments and systems. Aerospace vehicles operate in demanding environments, including high altitudes, extreme temperatures, and exposure to various contaminants. Instrument cleaning involves removing dirt, dust, debris, and other contaminants from the surfaces of instruments to prevent interference with their functionality. This is particularly important for sensitive instruments, such as sensors, gauges, and electronic components. Contamination prevention involves implementing measures to minimize the entry of contaminants into instruments and systems. This can include using protective covers, seals, filters, and maintaining clean working environments. Proper instrument cleaning and contamination prevention practices help ensure the accuracy and longevity of instruments, ultimately contributing to the safety and performance of aerospace vehicles.

Model 3646 Portable Instrument Cleaning System

Aerospace Customers Supported

Northrop Grumman
Boeing Corporation
US Coast Guard
US Air Force
General Atomics
Amazon
Delta
Airbus

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