Kaman KD-5100+ Sensor System Delivers Upgrades for Fast Steering Mirror Control

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

June 21, 2021


Kaman KD-5100+ Sensor System Delivers Upgrades for Fast Steering Mirror Control

Kaman Measuring announced the KD-5100+, a new version of the KD-5100 measuring system that includes upgraded circuit layout, ground connections, sensor connectors, diodes, and capacitors.

The KD-5100+ is designed around a Mil-PRF-38534 Class H proprietary hybrid microcircuit and dual channel signal conditioner with two precisely matched sensors per channel. In use, the two sensors are positioned opposite each other on the back of a fast-steering mirror (FSM). As FSM actuators drive the mirror, the KD-5100+ output signal is used to actively control mirror position.

The KD-5100+ offers a small package size and low power consumption. It features isolated signal and chassis grounds, and low outgassing components. Sensor and signal conditioner packaging can be customized for unique requirements.

For more information, visit: https://www.kamansensors.com/product/kd-5100-plus/

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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