Sparton Unveils New AHRS-8 UAS Navigation Sensor

By Caroline Rees / 27 Jul 2012

The AHRS-8 Attitude Heading Reference System

Sparton Corporation are to introduce AHRS-8, a highly advanced navigation sensor that enhances a best-in-class product line, at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America symposium August 6-9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. AHRS-8 is a MEMS-based (micro electro-mechanical systems) attitude heading reference system. Fully temperature compensated and individually calibrated over temperature, the AHRS-8 is the perfect navigation solution for challenging environments requiring the highest level of accuracy. AHRS-8 complements Sparton’s full line of navigation sensor solutions designed specifically to meet systems designer’s stringent requirements.

“The AHRS-8 product will provide customers superior accuracy and stability at temperature extremes and offers the advantages of our revolutionary AdaptNav II™ sensor fusion algorithm” said Jim Lackemacher, Vice President and General Manager of Sparton Navigation and Exploration division. “AdaptNav II™ provides a whole new level of navigation sensor performance in environments where electro-magnetic noise is present”.

Jim also adds, “Sparton’s navigation sensors are the only products of their kind to provide full in-sensor programmability via the NorthTek™ Development System, and incorporates electro-magnetic disturbance compensation for both in-platform and transient disturbances.”

“We invite our customers to see for themselves how Sparton’s Navigation and Exploration business is taking a leading role in navigation sensor technology for some of the most challenging applications” said Cary Wood, president and CEO, Sparton Corporation.

Features of AHRS-8 :

– AdaptNav II™ adaptive algorithms provide real-time optimization of navigation sensor performance in varying electro-magnetic and dynamic operating environments
– Fully temperature compensated and individually calibrated over the -40⁰ to +70⁰ C operating range, providing industry leading heading accuracy in a broad range of environments
– Powerful user sensor customization via the NorthTek™ Development System
– User selectable gyro and accelerometer dynamic range
– Low power, with power management capability (sleep mode)
– True North heading output via built-in World Magnetic Model
– Robust, fully encapsulated design

Sparton AUVSI 2012 Events Schedule:

– Live demonstrations will be held to demonstrate the best-in-class navigation sensor technology Tuesday, August 7 at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 8 at 12:45 pm and Thursday, August 9 at 1:30 pm PDT
– Sparton Corporation will be featured at “Beyond the Showcase” Wednesday, August 8 at 11:30 am. PDT
– Throughout the show, Sparton will demonstrate the AHRS-8 in real operating environments at its booth

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact