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Tyre Temperature Sensor

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0430
Category: Maintenance Systems
Object Type: Sensor/Transducer
Object Name: Tyre Temperature Sensor
Part No: 14-001-01
Serial No: 102
Manufacturer: GEC Avionics
Division: Powerplant Systems [PSD]
Year of Manufacture: circa 1984
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GEC Avionics
Temperature Sensor Unit
Part No 14-001-01
Ser No 102
[inspection seals]
Marconi Avionics
Powerplant Systems Division


A new aircraft instrument system, the first which can measure temperature inside an airliner’s tyres, was exhibited at the Farnborough Air Show in 1984 by GEC Avionics. Developed by Powerplant Systems Division, Rochester, it will assist pilots in making safe decisions about taxying and take off. and reduce any risk of tyre damage.
The system, which does not rely on physical contact with the tyres, comprises a radiometer sensor head on each undercarriage bogie, which senses the temperature right inside the carcase of the tyre. It relays this information via digital data link for data processing and display in the cockpit.
This object is probably the subject of the article on page 6 of the related newspaper.

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