Wind tunnels are used by aerodynamic engineers to test aircraft or rocket models. Making careful measurements of pressures and forces on the test model allows the engineer to predict them on the full scale aircraft and improve its aerodynamic performance.

There are many types of wind tunnels designed for a specific purpose or speed range. PCB’s line of dynamic pressure sensors, microphones and force sensors for wind tunnels are organized by speed classification. From subsonic use of condenser microphones for acoustic holography to shock sensors for studying boundary layer transition of hypersonic re-entry vehicles, PCB offers a dynamic sensor for your application.


  • Airplanes
  • Airfoil Studies
  • Rockets
  • Buffeting
  • Re-entry Vehicles
  • Engine Noise Testing
  • Dynamic Force Balance
  • Hypersonics