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8 – Improvement of sensors for fluid handling first for propellant amount assessment (radar for liquid level measurement) then to follow process operation starting with new kind of temperature sensors

Name of the system:

Improvement of sensors for fluid handling first for propellant amount assessment (radar for liquid level measurement) then to follow process operation starting with new kind of temperature sensors

Lead entity within the SAMMBA consortium:

Air Liquide

Attachment point within the process chain of the Spaceport operator:

Propellant storage tanks and propellant transfer pipes (?)

Major benefit [KPI] within the process chain: [cost reduction/processing time reduction/reliability
increase – preferably with quantitative figures]

Increase in reliability: yes
Increase in availability: yes
Increase in safety: yes

Reduction in OPEX by reducing the risk of launch abortion due to sensor anomaly in the ground euqipment

Facilitate leak detection

Anticipated R&D vector for the near/mid/long-term:

How will the sensor develop/evolve in the near/mid/long-term, if known (?)

Modularity granted with the following standards:

The sensors for fluid handling don’t require special modifications and can be used at any spaceport. (?)

Interoperability granted with the following standards:

What kind of interfaces with other systems are used to install the sensors (?)

Systems interfaced:

Propellant storage tanks and propellant transfer pipes (?)

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