Trailing pressure measurement system

Industry Mentor:
Todd Leighton
Faculty Adviser:
Chris Lum



One of AeroTEC’s main focuses is flight testing. As such we are continuously looking for ways to improve the process. Trailing cones have long been used to measure static pressure accurately away from the local disturbances caused by the aircraft. Some issues with typical trailing cone systems are broken pressure lines, pressure lag, and position inaccuracies in dive conditions. AeroTEC would like to work to develop a more accurate trailing cone system.