Russian Company Designed Unique Airspeed Meter

Rubric: Russia

Companies of Radioelectronic Technologies (KRET) group have designed the air data system with laser airspeed meter SVS-L. The engineers offer to use the system in military UAVs. The prototype was publicly unveiled in the KRET pavilion at the MAKS-2019 airshow.

According to Ilya Sokolov, division head at Aeropribor-Voskhod (member of KRET), the system measures, computes and displays the information about barometric altitude, vertical/indicated/true air speed, and Mach number. After all operations, the system sends electric signals to the interfacing hardware.

Air data system with laser airspeed meter SVS-L

The information about the aircraft velocity as relating to the wind is provided to the system by the laser airspeed meter. It was jointly designed by NII Teplopribor and Aeropribor-Voskhod. The device’s prototype sample was demonstrated at the MAKS-2019 airshow as well.
Ilya Sokolov told Mil.Press Today about the advantage of the new instrument over the standard alternatives: "Our airspeed meter doesn’t need a heating system, it reliably operates in tough conditions. Just as important is that all measurements are non-contact, so you may put the entire device inside the drone. There will be only a lens outside".
The International Aviation & Space Salon (MAKS-2019) took place in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, from August 27 to September 1. The show attracted at least half a million visitors.

Mil.Press publishes news about the exhibit in the thematic section MAKS.

Valery Butymov

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