Microstrain Little Sensors. Big Ideas.

Innovative Health Management and Navigation Solutions

MicroStrain’s advanced sensor systems are extensively deployed on commercial and defense platforms, including helicopters, UAVs and commercial aircraft. Our synchronized wireless networks feature fully calibrated miniature sensors, extended range communications and miniature energy harvesters for enhanced health management, condition maintenance and navigation.

Applications - Aerospace

Daniel M Wells, AgustaWestland; Tiziano Frattini, AgustaWestland; David L Churchill, LORD-MicroStrain Sensing Systems; Stephen DiStasi, LORD-MicroStrain Sensing Systems

Development of a helicopter on-rotor HUM system powered by vibration energy harvesting

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LORD MicroStrain

LORD MicroStrain’s distributed rotorcraft wireless health monitoring systems provide a wealth of information about aircraft component health and usage.

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Authored by Arms et al., for Australian International Aerospace Congress: 2011

Synchronized wireless and hard-wired sensor network on rotating components includes energy harvesting to eliminate battery maintenance and improve SHUMS on Sikorsky MH-60S.

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Authored by MicroStrain, a LORD Company

Accurate Measurements of Vital Performance, Built to Fit Your Application

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Authored by MicroStrain, a LORD Company

Wireless Torque Monitoring for Unmanned Rotorcraft Flight Test Applications

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Authored by MicroStrain Inc.: 2011

A distributed network of MicroStrain’s wireless sensors and its cloud-based data management portal, SensorCloud, were used by NASA to monitor the affects of acoustic shock on Kennedy Space Center equipment.

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Authored by Arms et al., and featured in American Helicopter Society: 2009

Integrated structural health monitoring and reporting system for use on pitch link of Navy Bell M412 helicopter synchronizes distributed miniature sensors and active RFID in a low-power network.

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Authored by Arms et al., and featured in American Helicopter Society: 2007

MicroStrain’s wireless sensor system is demonstrated in flight tests for direct load monitoring on Bell M412 rotating components along side energy harvesting and energy aware operating modes.

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Authored by Arms et al., and featured in American Helicopter Society: 2006

Wireless sensor networks with integrated energy harvesting capabilities demonstrate autonomous helicopter pitch link monitoring and condition based maintenance for NAVAIR.

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