Pedal position sensors contribute to brake control system

BLACK MOUNTAIN, North Carolina (October 28, 2016) – Kearfott Corporation’s Pedal Position Sensor was onboard the first flight of the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude on Oct. 8.

Kearfott’s Pedal Position Sensor is part of the brake control system that Crane Aerospace & Electronics (Burbank, California) provides to Cessna Aircraft Company for its new Citation Longitude.  The sensor is a Kearfott dual channel linear variable differential transformer that measures brake pedal travel and is the primary input to the landing gear, setting left and right braking action.  There are four Kearfott Pedal Position Sensors on each Citation Longitude.

“Kearfott has been providing reliable sensors to the aerospace industry for over 50 years.  The company is proud to have partnered with Crane, an industry leader in brake control systems, on the Citation Longitude program,” said Ron Rapp, interim product line director for Kearfott’s Motion Systems Division.  “Kearfott looks forward to continuing our relationships with Crane and Cessna by providing them with additional high-quality motion systems products.”

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About Kearfott Corporation

For nearly 100 years, Kearfott has demonstrated a commitment to quality, reliability and cutting-edge technology for guidance, navigation, and motion control products.  Kearfott’s products guide spacecraft and strategic missiles, navigate autonomously undersea, provide navigation and fire control for ground vehicles, and control motion aboard both military and commercial aircraft, among numerous other applications. For more information on Kearfott’s innovative solutions and proven technologies: