The VectoDAQ Air Data System consists of an air data computer and a leightweight flow measurement probe made with additive manufacturing, like all of Vectoflow’s probes. It is designed for simultaneous measurements of multiple pressure and temperature signals and data reduction of the data to obtain flow values like angle of attack, true air speed and flight height.
Vectoflow launches a new product line of unsteady flow probes with embedded pressure sensors. In the same way as all other Vectoflow products, the new unsteady probes are highly customizable and extremely robust at the same time, due to Vectoflow’s optimized additive manufacturing method. The probes are available with 1 up to 7 holes (others on request) and come with a frequency and angular calibration.
The ‘Maschine+Werkzeug’ (machine and tools) magazine published an article on how we use additive manufacturing at Vectoflow.
You are currently developing an UAV or a drone? You need date on airspeed, pitch and yaw angles, barometric height as well as air temperature? And you want to use this data live or later for performance analysis and control? We are currently developing a small, robust air data system made up of a probe for three dimensional flow measurement and the measurement electronics that outputs all relevant flight data directly and digitally.
During this year‘s edition of the Advanced Automotive Aerodynamic Conference, Vectoflow was voted the „best automotive aerodynamics supplier“ by the top-flight attendees.
Vectoflow continues its efforts in improving existing flow measurement systems continuously and developing innovative new probes in order to be able to meet the requirements of our customers. The latest example is the start of a collaborative development project together with the Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid mechanics of the TU of Munich. The goal is to develop a new innovative multihole flow probe, bringing together the experience of both partners, who already have a long history of mutual support.
Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Executive Board, visited Vectoflow at the ESA Incubation Center in Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO) on 4 July 2017. During her visit, Prof. Dr. Ehrenfreund met Katharina Kreitz and Stefan Bilz from Vectoflow and talked about future business and collaboration opportunities.
One of the largest turbomachinery conferences was held in Charlotte N.C., USA in the last week of June. 3500 attendees and deciders from universities and businesses across the world came to exchange the latest knowledge in research and development. Vectoflow took part as one of the 100 exhibitors.
Ten STEM interested girls in the age of 10-14 years visited Vectoflow last Thursday.
The Federal President was surprised how filigree and precise the probes of Vectoflow are manufactured. “We have specialized in the 3D printing of very precise geometries. In this way, we can build the smallest multi-hole probes in the world”, Kreitz adds.