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A custom position sensor designed to monitor the drift angle of a tow-boat attached to an America’s Cup racing yacht.
The sensor measures 180 degrees of angular movement using just three internal measurement heads. The installation environment was particularly harsh, with the sensor required to withstand extremes of wind, rain, the salt water marine environment, and physical impact from the yacht’s sails.
The sensor was 3D printed in SLS and potted with a marine-grade potting. Timescale from initial brief to delivery of the initial two prototypes was just two weeks.