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Schott & Aviation

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Components for comfort and safety
Every passenger flying inside an Airbus or Boeing comes into contact with products from  schott, either directly or indirectly: innovative lighting solutions offer attractive design and pleasant light conditions, optoelectronic components and glass-to-metal connections higher safety.
A) Feedthroughs for proximity sensors
Proximity sensors help to increase the safety of an aircraft e.g. by controlling whether any outside door is closed properly. Since proximity sensors are ­often placed in difficult environments, their performance must be ensured by protecting them adequately.
B) Feedthroughs for relays
A relay is an electrical switch that opens and closes under the control of another electrical circuit. In harsh environments, it is absolutely vital that relays are hermetically sealed.
C) Inertial references
Gyroscope position measurement: Gyroscopes made of Zerodur®, the zero expansion glass ceramic from SCHOTT, are the elements of the inertial reference for precise position measurement in any aircraft.
D) Night sky simulation
Highly flexible fiber optic bundles driven by led light sources enable each design of starry skies in the cabin and offer an additional atmospheric design element.
E) V.I.P. Reading lights
To support the individual comfort for passengers in the upper classes on board, we provide a wide range of highly sophisticated design-orientated LED Reading Lights.
F) Hermetic feedthroughs for proximity sensors
Proximity sensors help to increase the safety of an aircraft by controlling whether the landing gear is retracted completely. Since proximity sensors are often placed in difficult environments, their performance must be ensured by protecting them adequately.
G) In-seat reading lights
The combination of LED and side emitting fibers enable cabin designers to use the floor path marking system as an additional design object, rather than a purely functional emergency system.
H) Hermetic connectors for hydraulic pumps
Hydraulic pumps are needed to operate an aircraft’s landing gear. Hermetic connectors can be used to feed through electricity into the hydraulic pumps system.
I) Radar packages
Electronic radar devices are part of the radar units of anti-collision systems which help to increase over-all safety mechanisms for aircrafts. Vacuumtight packages protect the radar devices from humidity and other disrupting conditions.
J) Special head up displays
Semi-reflecting instrument glass pro-duced and assembled by SCHOTT enables the projection of the instrument data onto the cockpit window. Supporting the look of surroundings and all flight data at the same time, shud is a key element to touch down under difficult weather conditions.
K) Technical glass, filters and components
Coated technical glass and filters from SCHOTT used as contrast enhancement filters, night vision filters, anti demist-covers guarantee a perfect view and protection of instruments, enabling precise vision under challenging circumstances. With tactile screens made of SCHOTT technical glass, functionality and design are being combined in the cockpit using a specific glass substrate with a conductive ito coating.
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