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 and extended range communications for use in a variety of applications, including enhanced health management, condition maintenance and navigation.

White Paper

D. O'Neil, MicroStrain; S. Low, Boeing Military Aircraft Corp.

Immediate data feedback allowed flight engineers to make critical adjustments shortly after each test, enabling multiple tests per day. Previous test programs required week-long delays between flights for data analysis.


Case Study

Dan O'Neil, Steve Low

Aircraft flight test has traditionally been expensive and time consuming to accomplish, requiring complex hardware design and integration and extensive operational test teams to address aircraft downtime for instrumentation maintenance and calibration,


Application Note

MicroStrain

Optimize communication, data analysis, and battery life with a Wireless Network


Fixed Wing Health Monitoring

Application Note

MicroStrain

Instant, comprehensive reporting of aircraft health, from nose to rudder


Case Study

Parker MicroStrain

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.


Rotorcraft Wireless Health Monitoring

Application Note

MicroStrain

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


Synchronized System for Wireless Sensing, RFID, Data Aggregation, & Remote Repor

White Paper

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.


Fire Scout Torque Link

White Paper

D. O'Neil, C. Townsend; MicroStrain, C. Hodgkins, NAVAir Pax River

Effective and accurate torque monitoring has been, and will continue to be, an ongoing challenge in the industrial, agricultural, and aerospace arenas. Torque measurements are useful as an indicator of mechanical system health and desirable for test and p


Application Note

Parker Hannifin MicroStrain

Patented Near Field Communications and Power for Wireless Torque Monitoring


DVRT-Displacement-Sensing-Industrial-Manufacturing

Application Note

MicroStrain

Sensors for Displacement Measuring


White Paper

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.


Tracking Pitch Link Dynamic Loads with Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensors

White Paper

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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Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensors for Helicopter Damage Tracking

White Paper

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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Application Note

D.Wells, A.Westland; T. Frattini, AgustaWestland; D.Churchill, S. DiStasi, Parker MicroStrain Sensing Systems

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


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