Differential displacement measurement system for laser communications introduced by Kaman Precision Products

Jan. 11, 2023
KD-5100+ offers nanometer resolution, stable design, extremely small size, low power consumption, and is an upgraded version of the Kaman's KD-5100.

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products, Inc. in Middletown, Conn., is introducing the KD-5100+ high-reliability differential displacement measurement system for directed-energy weapons, laser communications, and image stabilization.

The KD-5100+ offers nanometer resolution, stable design, extremely small size, and low power consumption. It is an upgraded, higher reliability version of Kaman's proven KD-5100 measuring system and uses the identical proprietary hybrid microcircuit.

The KD-5100+ measurement system incorporates upgrades to the circuit layout, ground connections, and sensor connectors, and adds high-reliability diodes and capacitors. The system measures 2 by 2.12 by 0.75 inches, and is manufactured to Mil-PRF-38534 Class H, with MIL-SPEC components used throughout the electronics.

The KD-5100+ differential displacement measurement system features a mean time between failures exceeding 238,000 hours in a space flight environment and 55,000 hours in a tactical environment. Kaman also offers the DIT-5200, a commercial version of the KD-5100+ for applications where mil-spec requirements, size, weight and power consumption are less critical.

For more information contact Kaman Measuring Products online at www.kamansensors.com.

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