Precision Measurement Solutions

Providing innovative precision instrumentation solutions to the global test and measurement community.
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IC2 Sensing Systems

Wall shear stress, fluctuating pressure, and aeroacoustic instrumentation solutions.

Product Categories

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Wall Shear Stress

Boundary Layer Measurements

Directly measure wall shear stress with precision and accuracy.

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Aeroacoustics

Microphones

Combine innovation and performance to measure acoustic phenomenon.

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Fluctuating Pressure

Dynamic Pressure Sensors

Precision, fully calibrated fluctuating pressure sensors with bandwidths up to 1 MHz.

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Wireless Data Acquisition

GPS Time-Synchronized

Distributed data nodes measuring and communicating high-fidelity data back to a centralized data acquisition server.

Industries Served

IC2 proudly serves a broad spectrum of industries, providing innovative solutions tailored to each client’s unique needs.

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Aerospace

In the aerospace sector, we deliver high-quality, precision-engineered products that meet the rigorous demands of flight, ground, and wind tunnel testing.

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Defense

From hypersonics to unmanned aerial vehicles, our sensors provide the tools and precision necessary for critical defense test and measurement research.

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Wind Energy

In the realm of wind energy, we contribute to sustainable power generation by offering unique measurement solutions for wind turbines.

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Research and Education

IC2’s sensors are versatile tools that find extensive use in research and educational settings, including academic laboratories and research institutes.

Our Leadership Team

David Mills, Ph.D.

David Mills, Ph.D.

President

Chip Patterson, Ph.D.

Chip Patterson, Ph.D.

Vice President

Mark Sheplak, Ph.D.

Mark Sheplak, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist / Founder

Jim Underbrink

Jim Underbrink

Senior Technical Fellow

Experienced Solutions Engineers

Precision Sensor Expertise

IC2 brings over 20 years of experience in developing precision sensors for aerospace measurements. With a team of in-house sensor developers, we use industry-proven development techniques to maximize performance. IC2 leverages application-specific transduction methods, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Extensive Aerospace Test Background

IC2 leverages internal domain expertise in fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, and aeroacoustics testing when developing new sensors. Our team is actively engaged in the aerosciences research community, continually learning from the latest research in academia and across the industry, in addition to leading and sharing our own research and findings.

Scientific-Grade Measurement Tools

Our suite of scientific-grade measurement tools offer higher bandwidth, greater dynamic range, increased accuracy and precision, and better spatial resolution than the competition; all designed explicitly for the challenging environment of aerospace measurements.

In-Depth Technical Guides

A Guide to Wall Shear Stress Measurement – #1 – Overview

An overview of the upcoming blog series, A Guide to Wall Shear Stress Measurement. This series will cover mainly aerodynamic applications.

A Guide to Wall Shear Stress Measurement – #2 – Indirect Measurements

Part 2 describes the various methods of indirect shear stress measurements, including surface / flow obstacles, heat transfer, and velocity measurements

A Guide to Wall Shear Stress Measurement – #3 – Direct Measurements

Part 3 describes the various direct transduction methods for shear stress sensing, including film-based techniques and floating element sensors.

A Guide to Wall Shear Stress Measurement – #4 – Piezoresistive Transduction

Part 4 describes the piezoresistive floating element transduction method for direct wall shear stress measurements

A Guide to Wall Shear Stress Measurement – #5 – Piezoelectric Transduction

Part 5 describes the floating element piezoelectric transduction method for direct wall shear stress measurements

A Guide to Wall Shear Stress Measurement – #6 – Capacitive Transduction

Part 6 describes the capacitive floating element transduction method for direct wall shear stress measurements

A Guide to Wall Shear Stress Measurement – #7 – Optical Transduction

Part 7 describes the optical floating element transduction method for direct wall shear stress measurements

A Guide to Wall Shear Stress Measurement – #8 – Transduction Summary

Part 8 compares the various floating element transduction method for direct wall shear stress measurements

A Guide to Wall Shear Stress Measurement – #9 – Conventional Assembly

Conventionally-built shear stress sensors are generally larger in size with lower performance, but can withstand a variety of environmental challenges.

A Guide to Wall Shear Stress Measurement – #10 – Micromachined MEMS

In this final part before the full guide summary, micromachined MEMS wall shear stress floating element sensors are discussed.

A Guide to Wall Shear Stress Measurement – #11 – Summary & References

This is the eleventh and final section in this blog post series, A Guide to Wall Shear Stress Measurement.

Good Data Acquisition: How do you know you are getting good data? – Introduction to Taking High-Quality Data

This is the first post in a multi-part series on how to make successful measurements, i.e., how to get “good data”. When I was a young engineer working at the Aero / Noise / Propulsion Laboratory at Boeing I had a mentor that was responsible for overseeing tests in...

Good Data Acquisition: How do you know you are getting good data? – High-Quality Fluctuating Data Basics

This is the second post in a multi-part series on how to make successful measurements, i.e., how to get “good data”. In the first post we made the case that good data is about time, money, performance, results, and reputation. We also talked about why we care about...

Good Data Acquisition: How do you know you are getting good data? – High-Quality Static Data Basics

This is the third post in a multi-part series on how to make successful measurements, i.e., how to get “good data”. In the first post we made the case that good data is about time, money, performance, results, and reputation. In the second post we discussed how to...

Good Data Acquisition: How do you know you are getting good data? – Data Traceability

This is the fourth post in a multi-part series on how to make successful measurements, i.e., how to get “good data”. In the first post we made the case that good data is about time, money, performance, results, and reputation. In the second and third posts we...

Good Data Acquisition: How do you know you are getting good data? – Case Study: The IC2 Complete Shear Stress Measurement System

This is the fifth and final post in a multi-part series on how to make successful measurements, i.e., how to get “good data.” In the first post we made the case that good data is about time, money, performance, results, and reputation. In the second through fourth...

Engineering Consulting Services

MEMS DESIGN AND FABRICATION

Customized and comprehensive MEMS transducer design and fabrication services from US-based industry experts.

ELECTRONIC PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Leverage IC2’s knowledgeable engineering team to develop and optimize your project.

DEVICE PACKAGING AND ASSEMBLY

From a single process to complete device packaging and assembly, IC2’s experienced team is here for you.

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Resources

Publications

Explore a wide range of publications and journal articles authored by the staff of IC2. These resources provide in-depth insights into IC2’s innovative products, the unique fabrication methods employed in their creation, and the advanced calibration techniques used to ensure their precision and reliability.

Research and Development

Learn more about the various contracts and funding agencies IC2 serves. Our products are generally developed and matured under research grants and contracts via the SBIR and STTR programs from the US Government. Through these programs, IC2 has been developing advanced technologies from the concept stage through advanced prototypes, and then transitioning these technologies into commercial products.