Air Speed

Air speed sensor
KAP Differential Pressure Sensor
KAP Differencial Pressure Transducer

The KAP Series of cost effective high performance pressure transducers have been designed for dynamic pressure measurements using a Pitot tube in demanding motorsport and automotive applications.

The transducers offer a high level of reliability and endurance, they are protected against high vibration, shock and temperatures found in motorsport. The sensor is also suitable for wet/wet installations.

The KAP Series are race proven and can be found in many race series around the world.

See the separate datasheet (KAPT) for details of the standard and custom Pitot Tubes that can be supplied.

Typical applications include: Air Speed - Aerodynamics

  • Miniature Size
  • 25, 50, 75 mbar Range
  • Rugged Construction
  • Amplified Output
  • 5V or 8-16V Supply
  • Wet/Wet Applications
KAPT Pitot Tube
KA Sensors KAPT Pitot Tube

This Pitot Tube is used to measure a cars speed relative to the surrounding air.  The assembly is made up of a pair of concentric tubes.  The ellipsoidal nose cone at the tip has a small aperture in the end connected to the inner tube, while an annular ring of holes on the outer tube senses the static/surrounding air pressure.  By measuring the difference between the air pressure of the inner and outer tubes (see the KA Sensors KAP Differential Pressure Sensor), the speed of the vehicle can be sensed, measured and calculated.  While a standard sized KAPT is available, a full custom service is also available.  See separate datasheet for details of the Differential Pressure Sensor (KAP).

Typical applications include:  Air Speed Aerodynamics