Sparton Corporation Launches AHRS-8 MEMS-based Inertial Sensor

For Immediate Release

DE LEON SPRINGS, FL (October 24, 2012) – Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) will feature AHRS-8, a highly advanced inertial sensor that enhances a best-in-class product line at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists  Annual Meeting, booth #400, November 4-9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The AHRS-8 is a MEMS-based (micro electro-mechanical systems) attitude heading reference system. Fully temperature compensated and individually calibrated over temperature, the AHRS-8 is the perfect navigation solution for challenging environments requiring the highest level of accuracy, such as in oil and gas exploration. AHRS-8 complements Sparton’s full line of inertial sensor solutions designed specifically to meet systems designer’s stringent requirements.

“Our AHRS-8 provides full in-sensor programmability via the NorthTek™ Development System and offers superior accuracy and stability at temperature extremes with our revolutionary AdaptNav II™ sensor fusion algorithm,” said Jim Lackemacher, Vice President of Sparton Navigation & Exploration and Defense and Security divisions. “The AHRS-8 also provides revolutionary centripetal acceleration error correction that drives the highest level of accuracy in the most dynamic situations,” he added.

Features of AHRS-8 :

  • AdaptNav II™ adaptive algorithms provide real-time optimization of navigation sensor performance in varying electro-magnetic and dynamic operating environments
  • Fully temperature compensated and individually calibrated over the -40⁰ to +70⁰ operating range, providing industry leading heading accuracy in a broad range of application environments
  • Powerful user sensor customization via the NorthTek™ Development System
  • Revolutionary centripetal acceleration error correction algorithm provides superior roll orientation stability in highly dynamic environments
  • User selectable accelerometer dynamic ranges
  • Low power, with power management capability (sleep mode)
  • True North heading output via built-in World Magnetic Model
  • Robust, fully encapsulated design

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About Sparton Corporation

Sparton Corporation (SPA), now in its 112th year, is a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices with capabilities that include concept development, industrial design, design and manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, and field service to technology-driven companies in the medical device, defense & security systems, and electronic manufacturing services markets. Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., Sparton currently has four manufacturing locations worldwide. The Company’s Web site may be accessed at

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