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Archangel is pleased to announce that it has been featured in two online publications related to the Paris Air Show this week. On the Made in Alabama website, writer Jerry Underwood explores Archangel’s history and recent work to expand into a global business. Aviation International News featured Archangel in its online Paris Air Show Daily that is also distributed in print to show attendees. The article discusses Archangel’s recent EASA certification on the AHR150 ADAHRS .

For further information on Archangel’s products, contact Bill Dillard at (334) 826-8008 x14 or via our website.

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 inertial sensor research, hardware and software development, as well as FAA certification of both hardware & software to any DAL criticality level. For additional information, please visit www.archangel.com.

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Based on their ratings of supplier quality, on-time delivery and cost control, Erickson Inc. has identified Archangel Systems as a Gold Supplier Award recipient.

Jeff Stein, Erickson Director of Materials, writes, “Erickson’s mission is to secure our global market position as the premier vertical lift company by providing innovative and responsive service to our customers, fostering a sense of pride in our employees, and maintaining consistent returns to our investors. As a recipient of an Outstanding Supplier Award, you have provided exceptional support towards our success in attaining these goals.”

Each Erickson Air-Crane S-64 helicopter uses a dual shipset of Archangel’s AHR150A ADAHRS and the AFC001 Automatic Flight Controller. The AHR150A provides air data, attitude, and magnetic heading on digital ports to primary and multi-functional displays, while the AFC001 translates the digital data to analog for the autopilot.

“The entire Archangel family is grateful to Erickson for this recognition. It validates our commitment to our clients and their successes,” says Archangel’s Director of Emerging Technology, Bill Dillard. “Being on such an iconic aircraft is obviously a thrill. But what makes this award special to us is the S-64 role in firefighting—saving property and lives. Well done, Erickson.”

You can read more about Archangel’s relationship with Erickson in our client stories.

For further information on Archangel’s products, contact Bill Dillard at (334) 826-8008 x14 or via our website at http://www.archangel.com/index.php/contact.

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, & Military applications. Areas of expertise include inertial sensor research, hardware & software development, as well as FAA certification of both hardware & software to any DAL criticality level. For additional information, please visit www.archangel.com.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 19:00

ASI Introduces AHR800 for Supersonic Jets

Archangel Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce its new Air Data Attitude Heading Reference System (ADAHRS), the AHR800. Based on the certified AHR150A & AHR300A systems, Archangel has further developed an ADAHRS that can support applications in high speed, high performance jet aircraft. The AHR800 system is capable of measuring airspeeds up to and including 850 knots indicated.

The AHR800 system consists of two boxes. The AHR800-1 Inertial Sensing Unit (ISU) senses rate, acceleration and air data, while the AHR800-2 Magnetic Sensing Unit (MSU) is a remote three axis magnetic field sensing device. Together these two components provide a powerful and cost effective alternative to other gyro systems.

The AHR800 is currently in final development and testing.  Deliveries to the AHR800’s flagship customer will begin during last quarter 2012.

 

AHR800-1 (ISU)
AHR800-2 (MSU)

For further information on the AHR800, contact Bill Dillard at (334) 826-8008 x14 or via our website.

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, & 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. For additional information, please visit www.archangel.com.

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The Boeing Company has selected the AHR150A ADAHRS from Archangel Systems for Project Julius.  Under the program, Boeing UK will modify 38 Mk2/2A Chinooks into the Mk4/4A configuration and eight Mk3 Chinooks into the Mk5 configuration—providing essentially new aircraft to the UK MOD.

A dual ship set of Archangel AHR150A ADAHRS provides the attitude, heading and air data solutions to a Thales-based cockpit.  The deciding feature of the AHR150A in Boeing’s evaluation process is its low-noise inertial vertical velocity measure—critical to heavy lift aircraft operations.

Boeing Julius
UK MOD Program Julius CH-47

With the first round of Julius flight testing successfully completed in 2012, the Julius program office has stated, “This is a huge accomplishment for the Boeing-UK program and a great compliment to Archangel Systems.”

From Michael Greene, Archangel CEO, “Project Julius is a technically exciting program.  We’ve had the opportunity to work closely with Boeing staff here in the US and in the UK on this installation.  The level of collegiality and mutual competence has made the work a pleasure.”

The AHR150A is a new paradigm ADAHRS that combines MEMS sensors with DO-178B Level A software and rigorous DO-160E categories consistent with high vibration environments and wide temperature variations.  The AHR150A also is approved for composite body aircraft.  To support fly-by-wire applications, data latencies are low to maintain adequate flight control loop stability.

Archangel Systems's AHR150A ADAHRS
Archangel Systems AHR150A ADAHRS

In addition to the Chinook Julius program, the AHR150A is used in a wide variety of applications from Citation 7 aircraft to the Erickson Air-Crane. For further information on Archangel’s products, contact Bill Dillard at (334) 826-8008 x14 or via our website

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, & Military applications. Areas of expertise include inertial sensor research, hardware & software development, as well as FAA certification of both hardware & software to any DAL criticality level. For additional information, please visit www.archangel.com.

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