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BEI Precision Systems & Space Company

Optical Encoders, Scanners and Accelerometers

BEI Precision Systems & Space Company designs and manufactures both militarised and space versions of optical encoders, scanners, accelerometers and subsystems for use in armoured vehicles, spacecraft, tracking radar and avionics.

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1100 Murphy Drive,
Maumelle,
AR 72113,
Arkansas,
United States of America
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BEI Precision Systems & Space Company designs and manufactures both militarised and space versions of optical encoders, scanners, accelerometers and subsystems for use in armoured vehicles, spacecraft, tracking radar and avionics.

Combining high-tech ingenuity with 65 years of practical engineering experience, BEI Precision Systems & Space Company is an intelligent defence partner. Precision and reliability are fundamental components of every motion sensing and motion control product we build. Our shaft angle encoders, rotary or oscillating scanners and accelerometers ensure exacting performance of advanced military equipment serving armed forces the world over. Read on for a list of the US military and foreign programmes that incorporate BEI PSSC’s intelligent product solutions.

ABSOLUTE ENCODER APPLICATIONS

BEI PSSC’s product range of absolute encoder applications include:

  • Turret, Trunnion and Sight Position in Tanks and Armored Personnel Carriers
  • Radar Antennae Position
  • Missile Seeker Head
  • Ammunition Loading Systems

MAJOR PROGRAM EXPERIENCE FOR ABSOLUTE ENCODERS

Absolute Encoders have been used on projects including Bradley, Avenger, Linebacker, M1A2, Korean K1, Canadian Reece, Swedish CV-90, Challenger, Breacher, GKN Warrior, AARM Missile and LAVIII.

16 bit multi-turn absolute encoder designed for G.M. of Canada’s new generation of armored personnel carrier. Encoder provides azimuth position of turret and incorporates interface mounting plate and gearing.
10-bit multi-turn absolute encoder designed with integral interface gearing. Used on Swedish CV90 tank and English Scimitar vehicle.
Custom-engineered flip-flop scanner designed for night vision assemblies incorporates oscillating mirror, position sensors and electronics module to provide precision scanning.
Small 1.6'' diameter absolute encoder with up to 16-bits resolution. Used in laser range finders, armoured vehicles and other military applications.
The Nanoseries AIME-2 is a high-resolution, single station, self-calibrating, absolute optical encoder.

INCREMENTAL ENCODER APPLICATIONS

BEI PSSC’s Incremental Encoder applications include:

  • Radar Antennae Position
  • Missile Seeker Head
  • Laser Range Finder for Army Personnel

MAJOR PROGRAM EXPERIENCE FOR INCREMENTAL ENCODERS

Incremental Encoders have been used on the Phalanx, Peace Shield, Lantirn, Standard Missile and Stinger Missile.

ACCELEROMETER APPLICATIONS

Accelerometer applications include:

  • Flight Control
  • Fatigue Monitoring

MAJOR PROGRAM EXPERIENCE FOR ACCELEROMETERS

BEI PSSC’s accelerometers have been used on F16 and F15 airplanes and CH53 helicopters.

nanoSeries® AIME-2 Encoder

BEI Precision Systems and Space Company is now offering an Absolute Intuitive Modular Encoder (AIME-II) configuration in the nanoSeries® Encoder family.

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PIRANHA III / LAV III Armoured Wheeled Vehicles

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Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank

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Bradley Linebacker

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BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc.

1100 Murphy Drive
Maumelle
AR 72113
Arkansas
United States of America

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