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Monday, 22 September 2008 19:00

Archangel Receives Patent for MEMS Annular Rotating System

Archangel Systems, Inc. announced today that it has been issued Patent No. 7,426,859 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the invention of a "Motion Sensor and Method for Detecting Motion".

A motion sensor may detect linear and/or angular acceleration and/or angular velocity of a body relative to one axis, two orthogonal axes or three orthogonal axes. Movement of the body or reference structure may be detected relative to one or more spinning rotors. The rotor(s) may be suspended for rotation and/or other movement relative to the reference structure without physical contacting the reference structure. In one embodiment, the rotor(s) may be electrostatically suspended in such a way that movement of the rotor(s) relative to the reference structure may be detected.

The inventors are Dr. Michael Greene, CEO and Mr. Victor Trent, Director of Engineering at Archangel Systems.

Archangel Systems, Inc. is a private, closely held Alabama Corporation, headquartered in Auburn, Alabama. Formed in 1992, the company specializes in Inertial Sensing Systems & Solutions for Aerospace, Automotive, and Military Applications. Areas of expertise include sensor development, hardware & software development, as well as FAA certification of both hardware & software to the highest levels of criticality.

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