IEM to Develop Innovative Wireless Pressure Sensor for Wind Tunnel Tests,
TROY, NY - IEM Corporation, a worldwide leader in the development and production of innovative sensor-based systems for the intelligent transportation industry, has negotiated a targeted project with a major US aerospace manufacturer to develop a new, wireless technology for measuring dynamic air pressure on wing flight surfaces during wind tunnel tests.
Under current practice, wind tunnel testing requires a complex, time consuming process of running thousands of feet of tubing to specially developed ports on the wing surfaces. IEM will investigate and develop test prototypes for a wireless pressure sensor capable of measuring air pressure in real time. During this initial project, IEM will team with the Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Center for Flow Physics and Control to test and demonstrate this new technology.
Established in 1987, IEM has more than 25 years of transportation safety and security experience. Initially founded to manufacture and market its original electronic wheel gauge for the railway industry, IEM has expanded its core business to include a range of hand-held and in-track devices for railroad inspection, as well as optical and acoustic monitoring solutions for government and industrial partners around the globe.