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NASA selects IEM to develop aerodynamic testing tape prototype,   
Monday, Aug 20, 2018

International Electronic Machines, a world leader in self-contained smart wireless sensor systems, has been awarded a Phase I SBIR from NASA to develop a prototype of a Low-Profile Aerodynamic Testing Tape (LPATT): a patent-pending wireless pressure profiling device for use on any form of airfoil. Current art for proper pressure profiling of an airfoil requires that a series of holes be bored into the airfoil and connected via tubing to an interior sensing system, which is then connected to the actual data acquisition system; this is very expensive in both time and money, and also may change the behavior of the wing. LPATT can be installed in five minutes to provide pressure profiling data on demand at vastly lower cost.