Aeronautical Jewel Applications

Sapphire has excellent optical and mechanical properties that allow it to be used from the UV to IR ranges giving it an advantage over other optical materials.

Sapphire is used for its durability and erosion/corrosion resistance, often in combination with the ability to withstand high heat.

Typical Applications:

  • Viewports
  • FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) Systems
  • Infrared Countermeasure Lamps
  • Salt / Sand Blowing Environments
  • Fire/Flame Sensors for Aircraft
  • Vibration Sensors
  • Instrumentation/Aircraft Gauges