Jewell Instruments is proud to introduce the eCompass series, a strap-down electronic compass designed specifically for users requiring high accuracy, low power consumption, and user-friendly calibration and compensation. This evolutionary device combines a precision 3-axis solid-state magnetometer and a rugged 2-axis electrolytic tilt sensor to provide accurate heading and tilt measurements over a wide range of environmental conditions. The firmware and signal processing algorithms will deliver the ultimate in performance from the available sensor data.
The eCompass series includes four different models, each with a specific combination of tilt sensors, magnetometers, gyroscopes, quick connect, external serial interfaces, and accelerometers with RS-232, RS-485 or TTL output types. Each model is available in an economical plastic enclosure with an 8 pin, single-row, 0.1" friction header, 6 pin RJ12 modular jack. For rugged requirements, an aluminum enclosure with a circular, 6-pin female connector is an option for each model as well. Among the host of user definable operating parameters is the selection of NMEA output data and update rate; operating mode as continuous or query-only; and angle data in degrees, mils, radians, or 16-bit integers.
What They’re Used For
With various combinations of sensors, the eCompasses can serve as precision orientation components for antenna positioning, automobile recovery, dead reckoning, directional drilling and mining, farming, GPS systems requiring azimuth, marine electronics, navigation and attitude reference, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), robotics and material handling, surveying equipment, and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).