Precisely timed parachute opening was vital for the successful reentry of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space vehicles. CCS provided the pressure switches used to successfully deploy the different parachutes required to bring all our astronauts safely home.
Mercury, Gemini, Apollo
The Boeing 737 was the first successful single aisle twin-jet and is one of the bestselling commercial aircraft in history. CCS pressure and temperature switches have provided reliable monitoring of aircraft systems since the 737-100 entered service in the Late-1960’s. CCS continues to be a significant part of this program providing pressure and temperature monitoring of numerous systems now including the anti-ice bleed air from the CFM LEAP-1B engine on the 737 MAX.
The Boeing 747 is the most recognized aircraft in history. Being the first jumbo jet the 747 required a number of specialized pressure switches to monitor pneumatic, hydraulic, fuel, and potable water systems on the aircraft. CCS switches are still used on the latest variant of this iconic aircraft, the 747-8.
The United States Air Force’s F-15 is among the most successful modern fighters and has maintained air supremacy since the late 1970’s. Providing reliability and dependability, CCS pressure switches have been a vital part of this fighter including bleed air overpressure indication to aerial refueling system pressure.
Boeing F-15 Eagle
The Boeing 777 was the first commercial aircraft 100% designed using computer aided drafting. This highly successful wide body twin-jet uses CCS switches on numerous systems: fuel, potable water, fire extinguishing, hydraulic system, and in particular a brake release condition in the stabilizer trim system. Most of these switches will still be used on this aircraft’s next incarnation, the 777-8 and 777-9, which will enter service in the 2020’s.
The CFM56 is one of the most successful aircraft engines in the history of aviation. This high-bypass turbofan is used on aircraft such as the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. CCS differential switches have been installed on the CFM56 to monitor low oil pressure and filter conditions for lube oil and fuel.
CFM International CFM56 Turbofan Engine
Reliability is a must for technology used on the International Space Station. Therefore, CCS was chosen when pressure switch settings were the main basis for the switch selection on this application. CCS’ superior ability to achieve high accuracy was the defining factor in winning the program. CCS pressure switches are located within a pressure controlled chamber and is used to sense the absolute pressure and energize an igniter system in the sealed chamber at a specific pressure.
International Space Station
The Rolls-Royce RR300 and M250 turboshaft engines were developed for the light helicopter market and used on aircraft such as the Robinson R66, Bell 407 and OH-58, MD Helicopters MD500 and MD600, and Schweizer 330. CCS provided a pressure switch for the bleed air anti-Ice system on these engines.
Rolls-Royce RR300 and M250 Turboshaft Engines
The V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft. CCS designed and provides several switches for various applications on the V-22 for fuel, pneumatic, lube oil pressure, and lube oil temperature. These switches have been in service for over 20 years in the rugged environmental conditions demanded on the V-22.
Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey
Reliable availability of business jets is the number one requirement of their owners. CCS was approached by Gulfstream to solve the problem of contamination with a gage pressure switch mounted in the aircraft wheel well of their G550 business jet. CCS came up with a unique design with an isolated hermetic vent to reference atmospheric pressure and eliminate the contamination problems usually introduced through the venting system.
Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor is the United States Air Force’s premier air superiority fighter with some of the most sophisticated and capable systems ever implemented on an aircraft. A CCS pressure switch is used on the On Board Oxygen Generation System (OBOGS) for this fighter aircraft. This design requires the highly reliable pressure switch to be specially prepared for use on the oxygen system.
Lockheed Martin F22 Raptor
The COMAC C919 is a Chinese single aisle twin-jet designed to directly compete with the 737 and A320. Like the aircraft it is designed to compete with, the C919 uses the latest advanced engines and control systems. CCS supplies a number of switches and sensors including transducers and RTD’s for the C919 hydraulic system for pressure and temperature monitoring.
The Cessna Citation Longitude is a super mid-size business jet that is to become the centerpiece of the next generation of Citation aircraft that also includes the Latitude and Hemisphere. CCS is a provider of sensors including transducers and RTD’s to monitor pressure and temperature on the Longitude’s hydraulic system.
Custom Control Sensors
Since 1958 CCS has pioneered many programs from the original NASA spacecraft to leading commercial aircraft, to the United State Air Force fighter jets and bombers, and International Space Station. CCS has also been involved with OEM programs for prominent engine producers as well as turbine manufacturers. Presently, we are proud to be involved in the development of China’s first aircraft and development of proprietary electronic sensor-based technologies.