Astronautics is a world leader in the design, development, integration and manufacture of military and commercial electronics for naval, aerospace, and land systems.
Astronautics is manufacturing naval navigation systems built around the unique Monolithic Ring Laser Gyro (RLG) INS/GPS, manufactured by Kearfott Guidance and Navigation (KGN), a subsidiary of Astronautics Corporation of America (ACA).
C-MAN architecture has flexibility and modularity, from basic single sensors for small vessels, to high-end, extended fully redundant systems (including: INS, GPS, Log EM or Doppler, meteorological centers, echo sounders and magnetic-compass) for large surface/subsurface vessels. The C-MAN distributes multiple output formats, supporting modern digital formats such as NMEA, high speed data, LAN, as well as analog / synchro / resolver formats.
C-MAN has unique features:
The core sensor of the C-MAN is the INS / RLG which has a unique technology of single Monolithic (mono-block) Ring Laser Gyro (MLRG). The RLG provides all three laser axes with an optical resonator, in one solid cube, but keeps the gyros functionally independent. This type of structure has inherent thermal and dynamic stability with outstanding reliability and reduced size. It provides maximum accuracy over time; no pre-alignment and no inter-axis cross-talk are needed.
The aim of the ENS architecture is to improve the sensors information and to provide users with uncluttered, more coherent data.
The ENS architecture offers:
The MFC is in operational use by the Israeli Navy to operate and control all the combat and navigation systems on board.
The main features of Astronautics' MFC are:
Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend of using combat system architecture based on combat system management (CMS). The MFC architecture is derived from the CMS concept and comprises the following features:
Astronautics is engaged in producing naval systems using its integrated bridge systems (IBS) for corvettes, frigates and submarines. The IBS is based on Astronautics ENS architecture and MFC.
The integrated bridge system provides the bridge officer with the capability to manage operational tasks efficiently. The system enables optimal decision making for the challenged operational situation.
The IBS by MFC provides the following capabilities:
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