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Archangel Systems, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract to develop a Triaxial Accelerometer with Low Offset and Noise (TALON). This is response to a three-layered problem being experienced by the Department of Defense. First, missile propulsion and control systems now outpace the accuracy of available guidance systems. Second, smaller munitions need accelerometer and gyroscopes that offer true navigation-grade performance at tactical-grade pricing. Finally, proven and reliable supply chains and product support infrastructures must be used in order to field new technologies quickly.

As always, the problem reveals the opportunity – a low-cost, mass producible IMU with navigation-grade performance metrics could not only solve the munitions guidance issue, but it could also service the large DoD user community needing tens of thousands of units annually.

Archangel Systems, Inc. (ASI) proposes an approach coined TALON (Triaxial Accelerometer with Low Offset and Noise). TALON is a variant of ASI’s patented NGMARS concept funded through DoD SBIRS and DARPA’s NGIMG (Navigation Grade Integrated Micro Gyroscope) project. In NGMARS, a silicon rotor is force balanced electrodynamically to a null position (x, y and z) and attitude (tilt) within a cavity. Once balanced, the rotor is spun at high speed allowing roll and pitch sensing via precession forces. In this sense, NGMARS is akin to a spinning mass gyro with electrodynamic gimbals. To achieve the three axis accelerometer in TALON, the device does not need to be spun thus reducing the complexity of the electronics and algorithms.

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.

Archangel Systems is pleased to announce that Melissa Perdomo has been promoted to Acting Director of Quality. Melissa has served in various quality positions at Archangel since May 2011, including Quality Technician I and Quality Specialist III.

Melissa Perdomo

Prior to her career with Archangel, Melissa had 13 years experience in Risk Management. She worked for six years with Overland Solutions as a Field Consultant/Inspector. In this position she evaluated organizational and technical issues to control loss exposure. She also consulted with clients regarding public safety and worker’s compensation issues and compliance with local national fire and building codes. Melissa has also been employed at FARA Risk Control Services and Heti Risk Management Consulting performing risk management and quality functions.

In her new position, Melissa will serve as Archangel’s Quality Representative in charge of ISO 9001-2008 compliance. Melissa is also a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative (DMIR) who will work with the FAA Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO).

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.

Archangel Systems is pleased to announce that Mr. Bob Caudle has been promoted to Director of Production & Repair. Bob has served as Production Manager at Archangel since September 2008.

Bob Caudle

Prior to his career with Archangel, Bob owned SlipStream Technologies, Inc. for 16 years. During this period he provided electrical & mechanical services to individuals building experimental aircraft. These services included all avionics / electrical wiring, panel fabrication, systems installations (piston & turbine engines), fuel, hydraulics, flight control, pressurization, landing gear, & finish coatings for aluminum & composite aircraft. While employed with Thurston Aviation, Bob worked with weather radar, autopilot/flight director systems, communication, navigation, & equipment installations. From 1978 – 1982, Bob was an Electronics Technician in the U.S. Air Force.

In his new role, Bob will be responsible for all new unit production; all units returned from the field for service; test fixture & cabling development & maintenance; new product proto-type build & assembly; circuit board build, test, & process control; FAA Repair Station development & management; & maintenance of all production ISO9001 documents. He & his team of technicians will also assist the engineering team in testing of existing or new product designs & certification testing.

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.

© 2014 Archangel Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Airbus Defence and Space, a star in the massive Airbus constellation, has selected Archangel and our AHR150A ADAHRS for the new C212 production model. To read more about Airbus Defence and Space and our production contract, please visit our clients page

For further information on Archangel’s products, contact Bill Dillard at (334) 826-8008 x14 or via our website at www.archangel.com/about/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.

Archangel Systems, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract to study the feasibility of a technical and forward-thinking solution for optimized vehicle loading: the Continuous Estimation of CG (Center of Gravity), Inertial and Loading (CECIL). The investigation will determine the sensors and algorithms for continuous monitoring of both CG and load. Simulated measurements and algorithms extracts total load, load distribution, CG in three dimensions, and how all three change throughout the mission, both during the loading process and during operation. Advanced algorithms detect signature changes in a vehicle’s dynamics in real time which are mapped to CG shifts and weight changes. This investigation compares optimized conventional methods of load sensors for weight estimation to the proposed inertial method to show a full picture of feasibility. Furthermore, algorithms project the vehicle dynamics forward in time and input the future vehicle state to a 3-D model for the vehicle’s stability along with the CG and loading measures. The model computes future rollover risk and alerts the crew before rollover is imminent.

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, 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.

© 2014 Archangel Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Archangel is pleased to announce that it was featured in an article in the local newspaper, the Opelika-Auburn News. In the article, writer Kristen Oliver reports that Archangel Systems, Inc. was recognized with a corporate citizen award by Auburn Mayor Bill Hamm at the Auburn City Council meeting on April 1, 2014. Phillip Dunlap, economic development director, nominated Archangel for the award. Dunlap explained that Archangel is one of eight companies in Alabama to receive the Governor’s Trade Excellence Award for excelling in international trade.

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.

Velocity Aerospace (Burbank, CA) and Archangel Systems (Auburn, AL) have signed a dealer agreement that authorizes Velocity to sell, service, and install Archangel products.The agreement focuses on Archangel’s line of sensing products, including the AHR150A Air Data Attitude Heading Reference System (ADAHRS), AHR75 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS), AHR800 Supersonic ADAHRS, and AFC001 Flight Controller.

AHR800

With locations in Ft. Lauderdale, Burbank and the Van Nuys airport, Velocity Aerospace is a world class provider of aviation component repair and overhaul (MRO) services, installation and upgrade for aerospace systems, as well as component exchange programs to both operators and maintainers. Expanding its upgrade and modification projects is part of the growth strategy for 2014 and beyond.

Velocity Aerospace President Dennis Suedkamp stated, “We welcome the Archangel family of products into the Velocity Distribution and Installation teams. The Archangel product lines truly move Velocity and our aerospace customers rapidly into the forefront of the industry with these high quality, forward thinking and highly reliable components. The weight savings and cost savings along with the high reliability provide a very rapid return on investment.”

Velocity Aerospace has a global customer base of commercial air transports, corporate business aircraft, freight carriers, regional airlines, general aviation and helicopters. They also serve as an authorized stocking distributor for several aircraft instrument and component OEMs and industrial instrumentation OEMs.

From Bill Dillard, Archangel’s Director of Emerging Technology, “Archangel has done good work to date with aircraft OEMs. We are now teaming with dealers interested in modification projects and STCs. Velocity’s MRO experience provides tremendous visibility into upgrade opportunities. This agreement is an excellent fit for both companies.”

The Archangel ADAHRS and AHRS use MEMS sensors and sophisticated blending algorithms to yield "FOG-grade" performance at greatly reduced size, weight, power, and cost. The AHR800 is designed to operate in the extreme environments of supersonic aircraft with maximum indicated airspeeds of 850 knots. Bridging the gap between modern AHRS and legacy autopilots, the AFC001 provides efficient automatic flight control while converting ARINC 429 attitude data to dc control voltages.

For conversations with Velocity on aircraft modifications, please contact Josephine Demetriou at (818)333-5631 or use the contact page at the Velocity website: velocityaerospace.com

For further information on Archangel’s products, contact Bill Dillard at (334) 826-8008 x14 or via our website at www.archangel.com/about/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.