Also called pitch-yaw probes, these probes were designed for high-accuracy, real-time applications, returning the angles of a vehicle, aircraft, automobile or other, or a piece of machinery with respect to the apparent wind.
Data reduction with an air-data probe requires no specialized software and is simple enough to be performed in real-time by an on-board computer or telemetry system. Unlike our conventional probes, the air-data probes are limited to incidence angles of about 20°, but feature a ring of static ports that eliminate the need for a separate Pitot-static tube. They are more accurate than conventional probes and provide a similar frequency response. They can be heated internally for use on a high-altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).