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Solutions to Improve Aircraft Efficiency

The legacy of Curtiss-Wright’s aviation innovation includes our advanced technology in position sensors. From the cockpit to control surface, our rotary sensors provide multiple aviation solutions. Continued improvement for performance in increasingly harsh environments keeps us at the forefront of driving aircraft efficiency.

Sensing technologies include:

  • Inductive (RVDT, Resolver)
  • Hall effect
  • Potentiometers (conductive plastic, wirewound and hybrid)

Common applications include fly-by-wire flight control systems, engine control systems and vehicle health management. Our products are usually developed from a custom set of requirements, however some key features include:

  • Qualification to RTCA D0-160
  • Up to four redundant channels
  • In-line or cluster configurations
  • High speed shaft sealing available
  • Gearhead allows absolute measurement over >300 input shaft revolutions
  • Accuracy better than 0.25% full scale deflection
  • Lane to lane tracking better than 0.5% full scale deflection


  • High lift system position and asymmetry sensing
  • Environmental control system valve position
  • Missile fin position

For more information, please contact us.