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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

Archangel Systems, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract to study a Radiation Hardened Location & Attitude Module (R-LAM). R-LAM promises a new generation of both integrated navigation modules and stand-alone navigation subsystems including nav-grade IMU's, atomic-precision clocks and GPS units compliant with the Space Plug and Play Architecture (SPA) initiative.

This SBIR project will leverage Archangel's NG-MARS (a spinning mass IMU with navigation-grade performance), Symmetricom's Chip-Scale Atomic Clock, and NASA-Goddards' Rad-hard GPS (Navigator for the Magnetospheric Multiscale program).

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.

Media Contact: 334-826-8008

Archangel Systems Inc. announced today it has received FAA TSO C9c approval to manufacture its Automatic Flight Control (AFC001). The AFC receives ARINC 429 data and converts it to 2 wire, isolated DC outputs, suitable to drive most autopilot servos/servo amps.  The AFC also creates error signals for heading, roll, pitch, and altitude to enable attitude and altitude hold functions.

 AFC001

The AFC was developed originally to interface Archangel's Air Data Attitude Heading Reference System (AHR150A) to aircraft with legacy autopilot servos/servo amps.  Archangel's AFC has 100% DO178b Level B operating software. The AFC monitors input ARINC 429 data as well as internal functions.  It has two fault outputs: ADAHRS fault and AFC fault. Data outputs of the AFC are Roll Angle, Roll Angle Error, Pitch Angle, Pitch Angle Error, Roll Rate, Yaw Rate, Heading Error, Altitude Error, True Airspeed & Lateral Acceleration.

The AFC measures 2.63" (H) by 5.73" (L) by 5.25" (W), weighs 2.2 lbs and operates from 16 to 36 VDC using less than 10 Watts maximum.

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

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

Archangel Systems is pleased to announce its successful achievement of ISO 9001:2008 certification.  This milestone offers independent confirmation of Archangel's commitment to developing & manufacturing inertial sensing equipment which is both accurate and reliable.

According to Ron Turner, Archangel's Director of Quality, "The ISO quality management system is a comprehensive set of documented policies, procedures, and processes that comprise management's commitment to quality in all the company's activities.

Archangel's Quality Objectives are as follows: "To Meet or Exceed Customer Quality & Safety Expectations in These Key Areas: 1) Customer Satisfaction, 2) Product Performance, & 3) Continuous Quality & Product Improvement".

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.

 

Archangel Systems, Inc. is pleased to introduce a new Vehicle Predictive Roll-Over System (V-PRO).  Intended for both military and commercial vehicles, V-PRO provides auditory and visual warnings of impending rollover to driver and crew. Benefitto the owner include:

  1. A reduction in rollover occurrences that lowers costs of vehicle repairs and replacement
  2. Fewer crew injuries or deaths
  3. Reduced insurance costs
  4. Expanded vehicle operational envelope

According to Dr. Katherine Greene, Archangel's President, “There is a critical need to prevent rollover of Light Tactical Vehicles (LTV’s) used by military personnel.  For example mine-resistant vehicles (MRAP) used by the Marine Corps and Army have experienced more than 230 rollovers between November 2007 and January 2010, resulting in 13 fatalities.  In commercial markets, more than 20 armored cash transport truck rollovers occur annually.  V-PRO is designed specifically to reduce the number and severity of these events”.

 

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.