Accurate compass heading data remains a fundamental parameter for marine navigation and the HSC100 uses fl uxgate technology to deliver heading data for on board systems. Typical applications include enabling course up and true motion type displays on chart plotters, radar overlay onto electronic charts and stabilisation of radars when used for MARPA/ARPA target tracking. Integrated instrument systems can also benefi t from having compass infor- mation to calculate real time tidal set and drift when interfaced with a log and GPS.
Most low cost heading sensors only output data at 1Hz (once per second) but the HSC100 outputs at 10Hz which is required for MARPA target tracking and accurate radar overlays (Part # ZDIGHSC100).
We have also released a new “Rate of Turn” version of the HSC100 that outputs the HDT and ROT messages required by a Class A transponder. For non-mandatory vessels, this provides a simple low cost solution for adding heading and rate of turn to Class A transponders (Part # ZDIGHSC100T)
High Speed (10HZ) NMEA electronic fluxgate compass sensor
Ideal for use with radar overlay and MARPA target tracking systems
Industry standard NMEA 0183 “HDG” output
Gimballed to 45º
New “Rate of Turn” version of the HSC100 now released for Class A transponders (HSC100T)
12/24v DC operation with minimal power consumption
Waterproof to IPx7 and suitable for external mounting on a steel hulled vessels
Automatic calibration routine and manual compass offset feature
Additional AD10 heading output for interface to Furuno systems