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Monday, 01 October 2012 08:58

Archangel Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Archangel Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce its 20th anniversary as a company.  Dr. Kitty Greene, President of ASI, would like to congratulate all the employees and stockholders of Archangel who have made this milestone possible.  “Archangel began as a dream that quality avionics could be available for the average pilot.  From that, we have gone to being one of the world leaders in innovative solutions and products for the inertial sensing market.  This includes not only aerospace but also military and industrial applications.  I hope this will encourage others that success is possible if they are willing to combine their visions with a tremendous amount of hard work and perseverance.”

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 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.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 19:00

Archangel Now FAA Certified Repair Station

Archangel Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received an Air Agency Certificate (CRS# 9AYR875B) upon finding that its organization complies in all respects with the requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations relating to the establishment of an Air Agency, and is empowered to operate an approved Repair Station.

“We are excited about the certification and what it means for our customers,” said Kitty; Greene, President of Archangel Systems.   “This was the next goal in our company’s mission to provide quality product support for our customers.”

All of Archangel’s technicians complete extensive training in areas such as: Human Factors, Technical Data, Situational Awareness, the Repair Station Manual, and Facility Security courses, in order to enhance the overall level of quality that Archangel delivers to their customers.

The recently certified repair station will be headed by Bob Caudle, Production Manager.

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 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. announced today it has received FAA TSO-C4c & C6e approval to manufacture its AHR50 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS).  Despite extreme size and weight budgets of only 2.5” x 2.0” x 1.4” & 75 grams, the AHR50 core software is certified to DO178B Level A—identical to the certification level in our flagship AHR150A (ADAHRS).  According to Dr. Michael Greene, CEO of Archangel Systems, “the AHR50 is the most compact Level A AHRS in the marketplace.” 

The AHR50 can operate as a standalone Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) providing body and inertial angles & rates with a maximum gyro rate of + 150°/s & an altitude ceiling of 52,000 feet.  When connected to Archangel’s AHR150A-2-A Magnetic Sensing Unit (MSU), the AHR50 becomes a complete AHRS with both attitude & heading output data.  Information on the AHR150A-2-A is available at www.archangel.com.

 The AHR50 complete package

The AHR50 was designed for two missions.  The first is for embedded applications where the host system provides EMI / EMC & input voltage protection.  With Level A software & DO-160E certifications for remaining categories, the AHR50 is ideal for primary flight system designs.  Second, impending FAA equipment requirements for UAS platforms operating in the domestic airspace will require some level of software certification.  Since both the AHR50 & the AHR150A-2 MSU carry Level A certifications, the combined system meets all possible scenarios. 

All customer data interfaces are via a single RS232 port with input & output data defined in the AHR50 ICD (User must confirm this is latest Rev. prior to use).  The input port has two functions.  First, during setup, commands for in-field magnetic compass calibration, orientation (8 options) & lever arm corrections are defined.  Second, during operation, directional gyro (DG mode) heading select & compass slewing are received through the RS232 port.   In addition, the ICD supports an air data message input.  If received, the AHR50 blending algorithms can achieve FOG-equivalent attitude performance & echo the air data to downstream systems. Software customizations for other sensor inputs can be developed by Archangel.

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.

Marenco Swisshelicopter Ltd. and Archangel Systems, Inc. have executed a Letter of Intent to evaluate Archangel’s new AHR75 AHRS for the SKYe SH09 installation.

  Marenco Swisshelicopter SKYe SH09
  Marenco Swisshelicopter SKYe SH09

From Martin Stucki, Marenco CEO, “Given Marenco’s mantra for “high and hot” performance in SAR missions, we require an AHRS that is lightweight and cost effective but with stellar performance in shallow and high bank situations.  High bank windup is intolerable for us.  Archangel has accelerated their design and certification cycle to match our internal timeline.  If our testing goes well, we will have a winner in the AHR75.”

 
 
Archangel Systems’
AHR75 AHRS and AHR150A-2 MSU
 

Marenco will combine the AHR75 with Archangel’s AHR150A-2 MSU for a complete AHRS solution. Software in both components is DO-178B Level A certified and the DO-160E categories are ideal for composite bodies.  The AHR75 will be certified under the FAA’s new C-201 TSO for AHRS.Michael Greene, Archangel CEO stated, “We are very excited to have Marenco exercising the AHR75.  It was designed specifically for aircraft like the SKYe SH09 – a single shipset scenario where performance, reliability and compatibility with the avionics already on the install list are critical.”Bench testing will begin immediately at Marenco’s Niederurnen, Switzerland facility with flight test slated for mid 2013.

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.

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.

 

aerosonic oasis standby instrument

Aerosonic's OASIS Standby Instrument

Aerosonic Corp. Executive V.P., Mark Perkins, announced today that Archangel Systems’ AHR50 AHRS has been selected for the OASIS standby instrument system. “We saw opportunity in the standby market and had all of the technology in-house except the AHRS. Archangel and its AHR50 are a good match for us. They have both the product and the expertise to work at the systems level with our engineers. We expect to have TSO approvals in place during Q2, 2013.”

The AHR50 is designed as an embeddable AHRS in that a portion of the DO-160E categories are certified with the customer providing EMI / EMC and power input protection. Software is certified to DO-178B Level A. If needed, Archangel can also provide support for the customer’s TSO submission package.  

Archangel Systems'
AHR50 AHRS

From Michael Greene, Archangel’s CEO, “Aerosonic’s standby strategy is precisely why we developed the AHR50. It makes short work of the customer’s AHRS development and certification efforts. They’ve done a beautiful job with the product and should capture a strong market share.”

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.

Archangel is pleased to announce that it is featured in an article in the local newspaper, the Opelika-Auburn News, today.  In the article, writer Kristen Oliver provides a brief overview of the company, exploring Archangel's beginnings, its relationship with the Auburn area, and its production methods among other topics.  You can find the article online on the Opelika-Auburn News website.

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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