AUVSI: Sparton releases new navigation sensor

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Sparton Corp (booth 3436) has launched a new navigation sensor, the AHRS-8, a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)-based system.

The sensor features an individually calibrated system with a tri-axle gyroscope. "We've found it accurate to within one degree route means square," says product manager John Thorson.

The AHRS-8 is in the final verification and validation phase, undergoing field tests with a potential customer. The company hopes to begin delivering AHRS-8s in September.

Sparton is also working on the INS-10, which features a miniature GPS receiver.

"We have in-sensor customer programming. You can walk to every booth here and not find that," says Thorson.