Sherborne Sensors has been selected by DaVinci Aircraft, a company that specialises in sourcing obsolete aircraft parts, to supply customised accelerometers for the US military.
The Defence Logistics Agency for the US military approached DaVinci Aircraft to source a number of highly customised accelerometers to extend the life of some of its older military aircraft platforms. DaVinci Aircraft soon discovered that the companies that originally supplied the sensors for these aircrafts have now gone out of business or no longer manufacture the required parts.
Being able to safely extend the life of military platforms such as aircraft to address future threats within the budgetary constraints that exist has become vital and being able to continue to supply the parts for these, even if they are no longer being manufactured is critical.
“Customised products are Sherborne Sensors’ speciality,” said Mike Baker, managing director at Sherborne Sensors. “We are able to design, develop, test and deliver customised sensor products and systems across a variety of markets and employ a number of experts in mechanical prototyping, electrical circuit design, accessory design and integration, and sensor packaging who are extremely adept at designing robust, accurate and repeatable products, in a cost-effective and timely manner.”