Our History

Billingsley Aerospace & Defense, Inc. ( BA&D )

The Billingsley Aerospace & Defense, Inc. team is comprised of engineers, technicians and operations staff from the now defunct Billingsley Magnetics corporation.

Eva M. Wakefield is the president of the corporation as well as the contract administrator and program manager for major programs. She has been working in this capacity for over 10 years and previously as Operations Manager for Billingsley Magnetics since 1994.

S.W. “Bill” Billingsley is our Director of Research and Development.  In this capacity, he is the lead designer and principal engineer. Mr. Billingsley has been designing fluxgate magnetometers and magnetic instrumentation for nearly 50 years.  Mr. Billingsley works solely on research, product development and design.  As a result, Billingsley Aerospace & Defense remains the world leader in fluxgate magnetometer technology.  Mr. Billingsley’s designs can be found protecting our harbors, in onboard degaussing systems for a Naval vessels, in satellite attitude control subsystems, in geophysical research applications, in laboratories for calibration and precision measurements, and even measuring the pipe wall thickness for our oil pipelines.  

Our engineering team has extensive experience working on magnetic instrumentation, magnetometer manufacturing, testing and calibration; Helmholtz Coil manufacturing, testing and control; as well as software and firmware design for more than 20 years.  This team builds all sensors in house and proudly boasts about making the finest, lowest noise, fluxgate magnetometer sensors commercially available today.  

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