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Sparton Navigation and Exploration Introduces IMU-10, MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit at AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America, August 12-15, 2013 Booth #3449

DE LEON SPRINGS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sparton Navigation and Exploration (NYS: SPA) is introducing an enhanced MEMS based sensing Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU-10), at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America symposium August 12-15, 2013 in Washington D.C. Sparton's IMU-10 has 10 degrees of freedom and provides industry leading accuracy. The IMU-10 inertial navigation system has uncompromised resolution especially when operating within challenging environments. The IMU-10's user-programmable NorthTek™ interface provides ultimate flexibility during integration and countless platform customization options.

"The IMU-10 is the perfect solution for inertial navigation applications requiring absolute accuracy and high performance," said Jim Lackemacher, Vice President and General Manager of Sparton Navigation and Exploration division. Jim also adds, "Sparton's inertial systems provide limitless customizations via the NorthTek™ Development System."

Features of IMU-10:

  • 10 DOF High Performance Inertial Measurement Unit
  • Enhanced MEMS sensing technology
  • High speed synchronous sampling of all sensors
  • Sculling and coning compensation
  • High speed data logging capability to off-board µSD card
  • Ruggedized enclosure
  • Low power consumption with power management functionality (Sleep Mode)
  • Powerful user programmable customizations via NorthTek™ interpreter
  • High Speed UART interface (user selectable up to 1MBaud) supporting multiple communication protocols including NMEA and binary

Sparton AUVSI 2013 Events Schedule: Live demonstrations will be held during the AUVSI symposium. Please join us and witness the best-in-class inertial system technology Tuesday, August 13 at 11:45 am, Wednesday, August 14 at 1:15 pm and Thursday, August 15 at 11:15 am(EST).

Sparton Navigation and Exploration will be featured at the "Beyond the Booth" showcase Wednesday, August 14 at 11:30 am (EST).

Throughout the AUVSI show, Sparton will host the following in-booth presentations each day along with live demonstrations.


AdaptNav™ - Adaptive Sensor Fusion Algorithm at 10:30 am

Not your Father's Digital Compass at 11:15 am

Design Considerations at 1:15 pm

Effective Measurement of Heading and Orientation in Complex Environments at 2:00 pm

Inertial Measurement Unit - The IMU-10 at 2:45 pm

Customizable Programmable Inertial Systems: NorthTek™ at 3:30 pm

Calibration Considerations at 4:15 pm

Drawing at 4:30pm

Visit for additional product information and to purchase the full line of Sparton Navigation and Exploration products.

About Sparton Corporation:

Sparton Corporation (NYS: SPA) , now in its 113th year, is a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices with capabilities that include concept development, industrial design, design and manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, field service, and refurbishment. The primary markets served are Medical, Military & Aerospace, and Industrial & Instrumentation. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton currently has six manufacturing locations worldwide. Sparton's website may be accessed at

Safe Harbor and Fair Disclosure Statement: Certain statements described in this press release are forward-looking statements within the scope of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Forward-looking statements may be identified by the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "project," "plan," "estimate," "will" or "intend" and similar words or expressions. These forward-looking statements reflect Sparton's current views with respect to future events and are based on currently available financial, economic and competitive data and its current business plans. Actual results could vary materially depending on risks and uncertainties that may affect Sparton's operations, markets, prices and other factors. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, Sparton's financial performance and the implementations and results of its ongoing strategic initiatives. For a more detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, see Part I, Item 1A, Risk Factors and Part II, Item 7, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, in Sparton's Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2009, and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Sparton undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Distribution Statement A - "Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited"

Sparton Corporation
Michelle David, 386-740-5361
Navigation & Exploration Division

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