Athena Technologies unveils SensorPac

July 27, 2004 — Athena Technologies, a Warrenton, Va., developer of dynamics and control technology for flight control and other systems, announced its SensorPac, an all-in-one flight control and inertial navigation system instrument.

The device combines GPS, autopilot and other features and weighs less than 1.75 pounds. It uses MEMS gyros and accelerometers, as well as magnetometers, a GPS receiver, air data pressure sensors and a flight computer.

The company says the device is expected to be FAA certified in 2005 and that it is now available for use in experimental aircraft.


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