Whitepaper: SWaP-C – Why Your Component Partner Matters

By Caroline Rees / 12 Jul 2017
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Sparton SWaP-C WhitepaperSparton Navigation and Exploration, a developer of advanced inertial sensor systems, has released a whitepaper that discusses the importance of size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) for components used in military and defense applications.

The paper explores why SWaP-C is so important and includes information on:

  • Challenges to optimization
  • Additional considerations to working with the military
  • What to look for when choosing a component partner.

Download the full whitepaper (re-directs to Sparton’s website).

Recent advances in micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) are delivering critical performance capabilities with significant reductions in size, weight, power and cost, helping manufacturers meet the SWaP-C challenge. However, the demand for smaller, lighter and more efficient components will continue to be a challenge, therefore it is important to work with a partner that can provide a complete package of solutions, service and support. This whitepaper outlines some of the key areas that should be considered when selecting a component partner.

Download the full whitepaper (re-directs to Sparton’s website).


Sparton's inertial systems for UAVsSparton Navigation and Exploration have developed inertial systems with adaptive sensor fusion algorithms, which provide real-time optimization of the sensor performance, making it possible to operate in challenging magnetic environments. Find out more >

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