Precision Pitot-static probe driver

High-precision, self-contained sensor package for Pitot-static probes


This high-precision, low-cost package includes all of the sensing elements required for high quality measurements with a standard Pitot-static probe. Ideal for use in process control, flow speed monitoring or education, this system provides a simple, high-power sensing solution.

Featuring a differential stagnation pressure sensor, an absolute static pressure sensor and a temperature sensor, this system provides all the information required for high-quality Pitot-static velocity measurements. Powered and driven entirely by USB and featuring a simple, intuitive user interface, this low-cost sensor driver is perfect for general use.


Applications


Precision Pitot-static probe driver

Wind-tunnel laboratory

Wind-tunnel testing

With 24-bit resolution, absolute and differential pressure sensors and a fluid temperature probe, this system is one of the most precise available. With differential pressure ranges available down to 250 Pa, it is equally ideal for low- and high-speed aerodynamics.

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Motorsport

Offering a small and robust package, simple interface and fully self-contained operation, this system is well-suited equally to high-performance competitive motorsports and amateur enthusiasts.

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Education

Offering high precision, simple operation, robust construction and a low cost, this system is ideal for educational demonstrations, teaching laboratories and student projects.

Features


Differential pressure sensor

24-bit differential pressure sensor accurate to +/- 0.75% full-scale, with internal temperature compensation

Absolute pressure

24-bit, 0-1.6 Atm. absolute pressure sensor for high-precision static pressure measurements

Temperature probe

Temperature probe with dedicated 16-bit A/D system for accurate density estimates

Software and drivers included

Simple and intuitive software for real-time monitoring and data recording included

USB interface

Powered and driven by USB for simple plug-and-play operation

Housings available

Integrated enclosures with probe mounts and pressure connections are available.


Product Details


Capabilities and performance

The system uses high-fidelity pressure transducers with built-in temperature compensation and 24-bit ADC, operating at 1 kHz in sample-and-hold mode. Sensor calibration in carried in on-board memory, and data streams in user-readable ASCII format, in SI units, for simple integration.

System specifications

  • Physical dimensions: sensor package approx. 35 mm dia x 40 mm
  • I/O: USB operation
  • Power: via USB
  • Digital resolution: 24-bit pressure, 16-bit temperature, 1 kHz (equivalent) data acquisition
  • Range: from 250 Pa full-scale; wide range of scales available
  • Temperature: compensation from -40° to 55° C
  • Total uncertainty: 0.75% full-scale
  • System requirements: Win7 or later, minimum 3GHz & 4Gb RAM recommended

Additional custom modifications available

  • Variety of compatible probes available
  • Battery power and wireless telemetry module for remote operation
  • Custom enclosure design service available
  • Custom software and driver development service available
  • Extended product support and warranty available