Aviation NewsBrief: Industry Growth Faces Trained Technician Shortage

Introduction Prior to the COVID pandemic, the average age of a highly trained aircraft technician was 57. The airline industry, like so many others, reacted to the pandemic by reducing operations and offering early retirement as way of balancing the workforce with demand. Now the airline industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and [...]

MTI Instruments Whitepaper: Capacitance Guide to Industrial Applications

Capacitance Guide to Industrial Applications This guide from MTI Instruments explains what you need to know about using electrical capacitance for measurement in industrial applications, including advanced manufacturing. Basic Principles Capacitance is the ratio of the change in an electric charge to the corresponding change [...]

GaGe Whitepaper: Wide Bandwidth Digitizer Provides Essential Data Processing in an Innovative Real-Time Channel Sounder for 5G Applications

Wide Bandwidth Digitizer Provides Essential Data Processing in an Innovative Real-Time Channel Sounder for 5G Applications By Gerald Allgaier, GaGe ( a Vitrek Brand) Introduction Orange Labs, the research & development division of the French telecommunications multi-national, Orange, presented a paper[1] at the 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP 2019) [...]

Avionics Bus Monitoring

Avionics Bus Monitoring Customer Case The requirement is to monitor anomalies on an avionics bus that controls systems aboard spacecrafts. The customer will know typical rise times, and therefore, will look for anomalous high-voltage pulses that may occur due to sunspots or cosmic rays. An A/D card with at least 12-bits of vertical resolution [...]

2024-04-26T08:29:55-07:00

Interfacing to Offset IF Radar Altimeter

Interfacing to Offset IF Radar Altimeter Customer Case The customer is using an offset IF radar to map forest terrain density. The equipment will be mounted in an aircraft, which will also be carrying a Global Positioning System (GPS) for reference. The plane will fly at an altitude of 10,000 feet. A 512 ns [...]

2024-04-17T06:16:50-07:00

Whitepaper: Three Vibration/Balancing Solutions for the Aviation Industry

Three Vibration/Balancing Solutions for the Aviation Industry MTI Instruments Offers a Variety of Solutions for Commercial, Regional & Military Jet Engine Balancing Applications Introduction Throughout the aviation industry, whether commercial or military, jet engine vibration is an everyday concern. Maintenance, repair, and overhaul crews worldwide are tasked with monitoring aircraft engine [...]

BRAKE ROTORS

Industry Automotive Applications Brake Rotors Measurement Type Surface Description Under normal operating conditions brake rotors are subjected to extreme temperatures and forces, which can cause rotor distortion and potential failure. To make certain it can withstand these conditions; extensive laboratory testing is performed to optimize [...]

2023-08-09T12:01:35-07:00

MTI Application Note: Security of Flight Doors Improved Through Use of MTI-2100 Fotonic Sensor

Security of Flight Doors Improved Through Use of MTI-2100 Fotonic Sensor Increased Safety & Reliability for Aircraft Cockpit Doors NTSB safety records point to numerous incidents involving cockpit door locking/unlocking mechanisms, either accidentally opening/closing or not operating fact enough upon command. Learn how one key industry supplier leveraged Fotonic Sensors to increase reliability [...]

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