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Model Attitude Measurement

Measurement technique

Different equipments are used in models to measure the model attitude (angle of attack) in the wind tunnel.

  • Gravity sensitive devices
  • Encoders (specific).

Available hardware at Onera

  • Onera self made inclinometers
    • Range ± 20°
    • Accuracy +/-0.01°
    • Dimensions :40*40*40mm

 

  • Qflex
    • Range ± 180°
    • Accuracy +/-0.01°
    • Roll movement acceptable
    • Dimensions : diameter 38mm - length 27mm

Remark: Qflex is more sensitive to vibration effects

  • Optical encoders: on request