P-S Air Pressure Transducer Module

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1049
Category: Air Data
Object Type: Sensor/Transducer
Object Name: P-S Air Pressure Transducer Module
Part No: 8400-00015
Serial No: 107/71
Manufacturer: Elliott Bros
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Jaguar 
Year of Manufacture: 1971
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
80 
Height (mm):
160 
Depth (mm):
120 
Weight (g):
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

Elliott
P-S Transducer
Type 8400-00015
Ref. 6JA1145962
Ser. 107/71

Notes:

This unit is marked MOD 60-236. It has the Servo Amp fixings but the Static air connection pipe is missing. There may also be a duplicate aneroid unit with this as seen in C1350

This module type is of the type in the Jaguar Air Data Computer [see C0157].

For related components see: C0120, C0122 & C0123.

An order for modular air data computers for British-built Jaguars, worth more than £250,000, was placed with Elliott Flight Automation by Mintech in1970. The unit was the smallest and lightest for its performance yet developed. A pre-production unit was flown in the S.06 prototype on its first flight in1969. The air data computer in the Jaguar forms a single central source of corrected signals of height, indicated airspeed, true airspeed, Mach number and related information, giving 16 different outputs for flight instruments, head-up display, navigation and weapon aiming. It also provides a digitised output of height for automatic altitude reporting through the secondary radar transponder. Individual functional modules can be replaced without recalibrating The mechanical transmission between modules also reduces weight and improves reliability.

The Air Data Computer was made lighter and smaller similar to the range of air data computers which were already being produced for the Nimrod, the American Lockheed C-5A heavy logistics transport, BAC One-Eleven, HS.748s for the Royal Australian Air Force and for the engine intake control system of the Concorde.

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