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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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Archangel Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of FMS Aerospace Ltd. as their Israeli distributor and marketing representative for commercial and military products, including the AHR150A and associated components. FMS Aerospace is a privately owned company established in 1999 which serves the local defense / home land security OEM's, the local UAV OEM's, the local business jet OEM's, the local aircraft/helicopters modification centers, the local airlines and the Israeli Armed Forces.  For further information, visit the FMS website at www.fmsaerospace.com.

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 and power electronics for military and space applications.  Areas of expertise include power conversion and management, 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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Archangel Systems Inc. announced today it has received FAA TSO C4c, C5f, C6e, C88b and C106 approval to manufacture its family of Air Data Attitude Heading Reference Systems (ADAHRS). The ADAHRS family consists of the AHR150A and AHR300A with maximum gyro output rates of 128°/s and 256°/s respectively. Each system is composed of two boxes: an Inertial Sensing Unit (-1) and a Magnetic Sensing Unit (-2).

AHR150A

 

These ADAHRS meet all the requirements of TSO C5f for an Unslaved Direction Gyro (using all solid state MEMS sensors), C4c for Pitch and Bank, and C6e for Gyro Stabilized Magnetic Heading. The systems also meet the requirements of C106 for an Air Data computer as well as C88b for Altitude Reporting Equipment, using an 11 wire discrete interface compatible with most transponders.

Developed originally for fly-by-wire aircraft, Archangel's ADAHRS have 100% DO178b Level A operating software in all five processors used in both the ISU and MSU. The ISU has multiple, redundant, dissimilar processors computing both air data and attitude data to ensure data validity. Data are presented on eight ARINC 429 busses (4 Lo Speed and 4 Hi Speed).

The ISU measures 4.25" by 4.25" by 5.25", weighs 3.1 lbs and operates from 16 to 36 VDC using less than 20 Watts maximum. The MSU is approximately 3" round by 0.75", weighs 0.5 lbs and is powered by the ISU.

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

Media Contact: 334-826-8008

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Erickson Air-Crane has selected Archangel Systems' AHR150A Air Data Attitude Heading Reference System (ADAHRS) and AFC001 Automatic Flight Control for their S-64 fleet.  Archangel supplies Erickson shipsets consisting of 2 ADAHRS and 2 AFC per S-64.  Archangel has worked closely with Erickson during their TC approval process, culminating in the initial S64 retrofit delivery to San Diego Gas and Electric in December, 2010.

The AHR150A is a cost effective ADAHRS at low size, weight and power budgets with FAA TSO C4c, C5e, C6d, C88a, C106 approvals.  All software is DO178B Level A running on redundant and dissimilar processors.  Developed for compatibility with Fly-by-Wire systems, data latencies are low. Air data is RVSM compliant.  The AFC001 has FAA TSO C9c approval with DO178B Level B software.

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.

Media Contact: 334-826-8008 x14

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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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