KVH C100 Compass Engine

C100 Compass Engine

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The C100 fluxgate compass subsystem from KVH is conceived to meet demanding industrial engineering applications. It is offered in two versions: embedded or stand-alone. Both are small, inexpensive, and easy to integrate for heading-sensor purposes.

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Overview

The C100 fluxgate compass subsystem from KVH is conceived to meet demanding industrial engineering applications. It is offered in two versions: embedded or stand-alone. Both are small, inexpensive, and easy to integrate for heading-sensor purposes.

Every second, the fluxgate sensor obtains 10 measurements of the earth’s magnetic field. For each measurement there are 32 x and y pulse samples. The signals are transformed to DC level. Then they are digitized and transmitted to a microprocessor, which uses the company’s own algorithms to convert the measurements into very precise heading information.

KVH technology used in the C100 has been field tested in over one hundred thousand military and commercial systems. It offers proven multiple digital and analog outputs as well as software control that is menu driven. User can select various parameters, including update rate, damping and baud rate. Accuracy is enhanced by automatic compensation of deviations caused by soft and hard iron.

The unit comes with either a gimbaled or non-gimbaled sensor which function through various tilt, pitch and roll ranges.

Features

  • Automatic compensation of deviations
  • User selectable analog and digital outputs
  • Operates in latitudes having 80 degrees magnetic dip
  • Embedded and housed versions
  • Industrial grade

Technical Specifications

Size: 4.5 inches (l) x 1.8 inches (w) x 1.1 inches (h)
Weight: 64 g (unhoused), 400 g (housed)
Current drain: 40 mA DC; maximum
Operating temperature: -40 °C to +65 °C
Shock: MIL-STD-810
Vibration: MIL-STD-810
Altitude: 12,192 meters (40,000 ft.) MSL
MTBF Over 30,000 hours

Ordering

The C100 compass from KVH is available through Canal Geomatics. If you would like to learn more about this product, please feel free to send us your inquiry by completing the Request Pricing form.