Miniature CubeSat Navigation Computer
Sparrow is not just a navigation computer; it's a complex system that redefines precision navigation for nanosatellites. With a suite of dedicated functionalities, Sparrow minimizes the load on your onboard computer, computing navigation data with dedicated hardware and seamlessly sharing it across your platform.
< 33 mW
With power consumption of less than 33 mW, Sparrow is an energy-efficient choice for your nanosatellite.
30 x 30 x 7.5 mm
Alternative to GNSS solution
No external antennas needed
Usable as an on-board computer
I2C, RS-485, UART, NMEA 4800
Sparrow eliminates the need for external antennas and minimizes space requirements on your satellite's outer surfaces.
NXON1 Sparrow serves as a precise time source for other subsystems, ensuring synchronized operations on your nanosatellite.
Know Your Position
Get real-time latitude and longitude data, enhancing your satellite's spatial awareness.
Global Navigation Made Easy
Simulate NMEA GNSS messages and 1 PPS time signals for efficient global navigation.
Ensure compliance with ITU restrictions by controlling satellite transmission over specific countries.
Sparrow provides information on the sun, moon, and ground station direction relative to your satellite, allowing for precise orientation.
Observe with Precision
Determine the direction and distance to points of interest on Earth's surface, facilitating targeted observations.
Gain valuable time predictions for point of interest visibility and earth shadow transitions, optimizing mission planning.
With a suite of dedicated functionalities, Sparrow minimizes the load on your onboard computer, computing navigation data with dedicated hardware and seamlessly sharing it across your platform.
|30 x 30 x 7.5 mm
|-45 °C to +85 °C
|2x I²C, 2x RS485, 1x UART
|6x Analog IN (or 6x digital I/O), 1PPS OUT
|CSP, NMEA 0183
|4 km RMS
|External super capacitor for backup