By John Currid, Online Editor
The high-tech components that allow satellites to circle the Earth several hundred miles above the earth contain some of today’s most current technologies. For decades, many prestigious innovations have been assets to space programs. A new contribution to the group of sensors with satellite applications will come from Hoffmann + Krippner, Inc.; the company was recently selected by MOOG Inc., a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision motion control products and systems, to develop and produce a line of innovative position sensors for space-flight applications. Once qualified, these ultra-flat membrane potentiometers will have noiseless operation and significant technical capabilities. These two companies have recently signed an exclusive multi-year agreement that enables MOOG to use these sensors in their own products as well as space applications.
SENSOFOIL® membrane potentiometers are extremely flat position sensors comprised of a flexible film material. They can replace conventional mechanical potentiometers. One main advantage of this product is its dimensions; it is small in size and weight.
Hoffmann + Krippner, Inc.