| Environmental sensor by |
|Radial size||Radial mounted|
|Mass||(total)||0.01 t [N 1]|
|Drag||0.2 [N 1]|
|Max. Temp.||1200 K|
|Impact Tolerance||8 m/s|
|Experiment||Atmospheric Pressure Scan|
|Electricity required||0.0075 ⚡/s|
The PresMat Barometer measures the current atmospheric pressure. In career mode, it is available with Survivability, at level 3 of the technology tree. As of 0.24.2 , it had "PhysicsSignificance = 1", making it a zero drag and physicsless part.
It shows pressure in kPa units. A pressure below 0.0001 atm is shown as vacuum by the sensor. Lower atmospheric pressures markedly reduce lift and drag induced by the atmosphere, and cause a small change in engine efficiency.
While it is activated, the barometer drains 0.0075 units of Electric Charge per second (0.45 ⚡/m, 27 ⚡/hr).
While in previous versions the PressMat could not be used to earn science in a vacuum, in 1.0 this was changed. The PresMat can now do science nearly anywhere.
|“|| A device for measuring the local atmospheric pressure. Warranty void if exposed to air.
— Probodobodyne Inc.
- Changed tech from Engineering 101 to Basic Science.
- Changed costs.
- Mass halved, max temp reduced from 3200 K to 1200 K.
- Can now do science in vacuums.
- "PhysicsSignificance = 1" added. The part now has 0 mass and drag, despite the listed values.
- Added functionality
- Initial release