Improved navigation systems for unmanned vehicles and weapons introduced by Sparton

DE LEON SPRINGS, Fla., 8 Dec. 2013. The Sparton Corp. Navigation and Exploration segment in De Leon Springs, Fla., is introducing the GEDC-6E improved gyro attitude and heading measurement system and the DC-4E enhanced tilt attitude heading system for unmanned vehicle navigation; weapons targeting; and precision guidance applications.

Improved navigation systems for unmanned vehicles and weapons targeting offered by Sparton
Improved navigation systems for unmanned vehicles and weapons targeting offered by Sparton
DE LEON SPRINGS, Fla., 8 Dec. 2013. The Sparton Corp. Navigation and Exploration segment in De Leon Springs, Fla., is introducing the GEDC-6E improved gyro attitude and heading measurement system and the DC-4E enhanced tilt attitude heading system for unmanned vehicle navigation; weapons targeting; and precision guidance applications.

Sparton's GEDC-6E and DC-4E navigation and guidance systems have improved in-field calibration algorithms that offer accuracy and reduced convergence time. The GEDC-6E has centripetal acceleration compensation for dynamic applications, and improved gyro stability.

The navigation and guidance systems also are for industrial & commercial applications in agricultural equipment; land surveying; geological surveying; mapping; transportation; robotics; and satellite communications antenna pointing.

Sparton also released a firmware upgrade for its premium attitude and heading reference system, the AHRS-8. The firmware for the AHRS-8 has the same enhanced features as the GEDC-6E with the addition of full temperature compensated output response across the entire operating range.

The AHRS-8, GEDC-6E, and DC-4E will provide users with improved in-field calibration; in-field calibration convergence time improvement; in-field calibration point selection quality indicator; quality of in-field calibration indicator; in-field calibration point distribution indicator; figure of merit for current magnetic heading accuracy; and reduced start-up time.

For more information contact Sparton Navigation and Exploration online at www.spartonnavex.com.

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