J-TEC MILITARY TANK CROSSWIND SENSOR
Crosswind sensors are a critical component of the fire control system on military battle tanks. Wind speed and wind direction are measured to improve accuracy on the cannon.
J-TECís patented and proven flow measurement technology was applied to sensing crosswind for the tank fire control systems in the early 1980ís. The cross-wind sensors developed then, and manufactured by J-TEC since 1981, use a vortex sensing method that is immune to dust and moisture. The rugged construction of J-TEC crosswind sensors has been proven in the severe environments found on military battlefields. The simplicity of the J-TEC sensor helps to minimize its purchase and maintenance cost. J-Tec crosswind sensors are proven to be superior to older technologies that used hot wire and ion drift technologies. The fragile nature of the hot wire sensors and the tendency for ion drift designs to be adversely affected by dust and humidity make these sensing methods unsuitable for battlefield environments.
By the mid 1980ís, J-TECís crosswind sensor had met all design and test requirements and was approved for use on the M-1 Tank. Within a few years, it became the only crosswind sensor used on new M1A2 tanks built by General Dynamics, as well as in various programs upgrading the fire control systems on M48 and M60 tanks in several countries friendly to the United States. Our cross wind sensor continues to be a vital part of the fire control system on new M1A2 tanks and on upgrade programs for M-1ís and other U.S.-built tanks. It is also used on new and upgraded wheeled vehicle programs offered by major prime contractors in the defense industry.
J-TEC Associates, Inc.
5005 Blairs Forest Lane NE, Suite L
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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