Honeywell introduces two new platforms of proximity sensors: General Aerospace Proximity Sensors (GAPS) and Harsh Aerospace Proximity Sensors (HAPS), formerly known as the IHM Series.
Both platforms incorporate Honeywell’s patented Integrated Health Monitoring functionality, however the products have some technical differences that allow them to be used in various aerospace applications.
GAPS can be used in less harsh areas of application with some differences of electrical and environmental characteristics when compared to HAPS. Whilst, HAPS Aerospace Proximity Sensors are configurable, non-contact, hermetically sealed devices designed to sense the presence or absence of a target in harsh-duty aircraft applications.
Meets the increased requirements of today’s composite aircraft and most challenging applications including landing gear, thrust reversers, and flight controls
Capable of withstanding extremely high vibration applications. The sensors are designed to increase flight hours and system maintenance.
Fully hermetic packages provide long-term reliability in very harsh environments by eliminating the potential for contamination of the sensor from the application environment
Optional third output state to indicate the health of the sensor (whether it is healthy or failed). Reduces maintenance time, reduces delayed flights, and lowers overall maintenance cost across the life of the aircraft
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