Intelligent Automation develops sensor for aircraft damage registration

Intelligent Automation (IAI) has developed the Auto-Scan inlet and exhaust damage registration sensor, a system that provides a way to characterize inlet and exhaust damage in high-performance aircraft, the company said.

Aircraft maintainers will use Auto-Scan to characterize, localize, register and transfer information about damage and defects, speeding up the inspection process, improving data accuracy, and minimizing operator-induced error.

IAI developed Auto-Scan through an Air Force research lab critical small business innovation research contract. Auto-Scan is currently being transitioned for field deployment as part of a USD2.5 million rapid innovation fund award from the Department of Defense.