AIR5933 provides an overview of contemporary technologies (i.e., sensors) that measure the proportion of oxygen in a gas. The use of these sensors in the aerospace environment, with its special constraints, is discussed and papers/reports with detailed information are summarized and referenced.
The sensors are divided into expendable and non-expendable sensors. Expendable sensors are based on electrochemical properties, whereas non-expendable sensors rely on paramagnetic, photo-acoustic, electromagnetic, and laser spectroscopy properties.
This SAE Aerospace Information Report is intended to provide reference and background information pertaining to oxygen sensor equipment as part of an overall document set to address oxygen equipment for aircraft.