The aerospace industry has been our primary focus and passion since the company's founding. Acellent's Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems were first developed to meet the uniquely demanding needs of the aerospace industry and continue to be widely sought and used by companies in this industry. Our SHM systems offer an effective, convenient means for monitoring the structural integrity of aircraft, rotorcraft, and space structures.
We provide a variety of solutions to accommodate different needs, including systems designed specifically to detect damage in composites, reveal fatigue cracks in metals, and perform real-time monitoring of impact events. Whether you need to monitor a specific "hot spot" area that is known to be highly susceptible to damage or a large structural region such as a wing or fuselage, we likely have an SHM solution that will meet your needs—or we will work with you to build a custom solution.
Generally, our SHM systems can be operated in either a standalone "off-board" mode (to provide on-demand assessment) or an "on-board" mode (to provide real-time monitoring). Onboard installations integrate all components of the SHM system (sensors, hardware, and software) with the structure to be monitored, whereas offboard applications require only that the sensors be permanently installed on the structure. The hardware and software remain on the ground and are connected manually to the sensors when it is time for an inspection. This means that an offboard system can only collect data and provide health reports when the aircraft is on the ground, while an onboard system continuously records data and provides structural assessments, even during flight. Onboard systems can even be configured to interface with an existing IVHM system (for aircraft applications) or HUMS (for rotorcraft applications).
SHM solutions for every application…
Impact detection systems for continuous, real-time monitoring of impact events, such as bird strikes, ballistic impacts, and mishandling.