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Gill Sensors has launched a range of miniature fuel-, oil- and coolant-level sensors, planned for launch at AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2010.

The miniature sensors feature Gill’s new micro-electronics, offering an approximate 50 per cent space saving on the standard electronics and giving greater scope for use on smaller, unmanned systems applications.

The miniature sensors utilise advanced solid-state capacitive technology, with integrated electronics providing a fully configurable analogue output accurate to 0.25 per cent of the tank depth.

Each sensor is custom designed to suit the specific application’s requirements, to ensure optimum performance without the need to extensively modify existing system components.

This makes the sensors equally suited to vehicle upgrades, or for specification on new developments.

The sensors typically feature titanium and carbon-fibre constructions to ensure the mass of the sensor has minimal impact on the vehicle operation.

Sensor length can be as little as 20mm, allowing for precision monitoring of small reservoirs.

Environmentally protected to IP68, Gill’s miniature sensors are suitable for full submersion in aviation-grade fuel, oil or coolant and are rated for operation from -40 to 125C.

Each sensor can be designed with integral connector or flying lead, designed to meet the most stringent military EMC requirements.

Data provided by the miniature level sensors can be used to increase the performance and reliability of unmanned systems, offering engineers greater scope for tactical decisions based on reliable sensor data.

Sensors currently supplied by Gill into UAV applications provide flight engineers with reliable data from which they can make informed decisions about the length of flight time, helping to optimise the efficiency of the mission.

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