About Us

CTRL Systems designs and delivers the
best ultrasound detectors in the world, but
we’re more than just an innovative tool
manufacturer. We are the ultrasound
experts, and we want to help your team
build and sustain a world-class ultrasound
program, specific to your organization’s
needs.

US Air Force, Navy, & Marines

As the result of CTRL's continued work with NASA, CTRL was introduced to Lockheed Martin for the integration of the UL101 during production quality control and as a part of the life cycle toolkit of the new F-35 joint strike fighter.

CTRL for Military Aviation

The first F-35 production aircraft all included the UL101. Once delivery of the F-35 began, the US and other military aircraft operators became aware of the capabilities. The USAF and USMC had already been using an ultrasound device for their maintenance. However, the device that was originally built by HP, had not been manufactured in many years. CTRL worked with both the testing and logistics departments to evaluate and approve the UL101 as a suitable replacement. Once completed, the UL101 was identified in all of the manuals on all of the aircraft for which the HP4918A was being used. During the testing, the engineering teams confirmed that the UL101 significantly improved the performance requirements, was easier to use, and had a significant improvement to the battery life. Within a few years of its initial adoption by the USAF and USMC, the Navy performed its own evaluation for their aircraft. The UL101 was first approved for the F-5, but more importantly, it was a "required" item.

Military Aviation Platforms & Applications

CTRL has worked closely with the U.S. military for the testing and approval of its ultrasound technology to several aircraft and applications. The following chart demonstrate just a few of the applications and the corresponding Support Equipment Requirements Document (SERD). The following is a very short list of the results of some of that activity

Applications for A-10, C5, C17, C-130, F-15, F-16, KC-135, and F-35 as vetted by the Air National Guard, Air Force, Marines, and NAVAIR

CTRL worked closely with the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC), Air Force Special Program Offices, and Guard Bases. In addition, CTRL also worked with the US Air Force, Navy, and Marines for testing, authorization, revision of technical data, and fielding to multiple platforms. The UL101 has been fielded for use on A-10, C-5, C-17, C-130, KC-135, F-15, and F-16 aircraft with further consideration for both fixed wing and rotary platforms.

 

The Air Guard testing, for example, concluded that the UL101 is intuitive to use and has considerable capabilities for pressure and vacuum testing, both interior and exterior, as well as electrical discharge. Fielding will definitely enhance aircraft maintainers’ condition based monitoring capabilities for both the ARC and active duty Air Force on multiple systems on all platforms. The Air Guard has seen a significant reduction in overall troubleshooting time for aircraft maintainers.

Component Tested Notes from Military Aviation Testing
Valve
For detecting bypass within a valve, using the solid probes in contact mode is preferred, however, the medium concentrator can be used at a relatively close distance
Duct
If depressurized, duct can be inspected with UL101 and UT2000 Transmitter. If pressurized, use just UL101 and appropriate concentrator or probe
Canopy
If depressurized, canopy can be inspected with UL101 and UT2000 Transmitter. If pressurized, use just UL101 and appropriate concentrator or probe
Oxygen Lines
Use UL101 and either a concentrator or acoustic probe
Regulator
Use UL101 and acoustic probes to listen for leaks, use solid probe to determine internal bypass
Fuel Cell
If depressurized, fuel cell can be inspected with UL101 and UT2000 Transmitter. If pressurized, use just UL101 and appropriate concentrator or probe
Fuel Tank
If depressurized, fuel cell can be inspected with UL101 and UT2000 Transmitter. If pressurized, use just UL101 and appropriate concentrator or probe
Hydraulic Line (For Air Bubbles)
Use UL101 and solid probe in contact mode
Hydraulic Switch
Use UL101 and solid probe in contact mode
Hydraulic Reservoir
Use UL101 and solid probe in contact mode
Strut
Use UL101 and solid probe in contact mode
Shraeder Valves
Use UL101 and either a concentrator or acoustic probe
Pitot Static
If depressurized, connect transmitter to pitot boom (if available) and then use UL101 and appropriate probe or concentrator. If pressurized, use the UL101 and appropriate acoustic probe
Corona Discharge
Either use UL101 and polycarbonate probe for close-in detection or large concentrator from a greater distance
Actuators
Actuators are tested via contact mode using appropriate solid probe
Window Seals
If depressurized, windows can be inspected with UL101 and UT2000 Transmitter. If pressurized, use just UL101 and appropriate concentrator or probe
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Part #, Description, NSN
000036 – UL101 Basic Kit Standard
NSN: N/A

000038 – UL101 Basic Kit, Intrinsically Safe
NSN: 6635 01 534 2512

000031 – UL101 CBM Kit, Standard
NSN: N/A

000033 – UL101 CBM Kit, Intrinsically Safe
NSN: 6635 01 587 1093

000070 – UL101 Military Base Kit, Intrinsically Safe
NSN: 6635 01 673 0796

000071 – UL101 Military Base Kit, Standard
NSN: 6635 01 183 8948

Kit accessories have also been assigned NSN’s. Please contact us for spares.

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GSA Advantage!

GSA Contract #: GS-06F-0001 N
CTRL Cage Code: 62373

Intrinsically Safe: ANSI /UL 91 3-88, for DIVISION 1, CLASS I , Groups A, B, C and D, CLASS II, Groups E, F, G and CLASS III . It also complies with DIVISION 2, CLASS I , Groups A, B, C and D, CLASS II , Groups F, G, and CLASS III