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Alpha Minicourse

Alpha Minicourse


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A gyrocompass is a type of non-magnetic compass which is based on a fast-spinning disc and rotation of the Earth to automatically find geographical direction, true north. The AlphaMiniCourse exploits this property and uses earth gravitational attraction and rotation to align the gyroscope spin axis with the meridian, i.e. in the true north direction.

The AlphaMiniCourse is designed to meet the needs of the marine market Highly accurate performance derived from the aerospace industry, combined with a ruggedized construction in order to cope with the most severe circumstances at sea.


  • Maintenance free
  • Efficient one box design
  • Small size and versatility
  • Automatic start-up and alignment against the meridian
  • Short initial settling time
  • Fast settling with the preset heading
  • High reliability
  • High static and dynamic accuracy (latitude and speed compensation, automatic compensation of temperature drifts)
  • Easy installation and adjustment, built-in testing
  • No compass fluid, extra cooling and heating are required, no periodic determination and compensation of azimuth drift, simplified methods of horizontal drift determination and compensation
  • Adjustment of scale illumination brightness
  • Ecological safety
  • Operating temperature from -15°C to +55°C
  • Storage temperature from -60°C to +80°C
  • Shock exceeding 5G