System DesignThe Aircraft Control Surface MOI measurement instrument is a cantilevered design, allowing for a smaller footprint, unobstructed mounting of long parts, and a stiffer system.
Absolute MeasurementSpace Electronics’ Control Surface MOI Instrument relies on absolute rather than of relative measurements. Unlike the relative measurement method, which requires a mass model for system calibration and then compares the measurements of production units to mass model measurements, the absolute method measures MOI directly. And by measuring the decay of the amplitude of oscillation, we are able to correct for the effects of entrained air in the wake of the oscillating control surface, a significant source of measurement error.
Other Design Advantages
- Out-of-level error tolerance – inconsequential up to 5°
- Ease of handling and loading – interface locations are independent of ground support handling requirements
- Ceiling height – parts are measured in the shortest, most ergonomically efficient configuration