Nicholas Sunderlin

05 August 2012

"We finally had a clear day and an FAA waiver for our launch yesterday. We launched an L1115. We were aiming for 10,000ft and got roughly 9600ft. We are Unbelievably happy with your AIM XTRA gps unit. Soon after launch we lost visual of the rocket into the clouds and never regained site of it. During the flight we continuously received data from the unit and tracked it. Due to the high winds we found it in a corn field about a mile away. Everything worked without a flaw. Attached is the kml and csv file obtained from the unit after recovery. We never lost signal and found it within 10 feet of the gps coordinates on the unit. I absolutely love this AIM XTRA. Nicholas Sunderlin - University at Buffalo"

Justin Gomersall

03 August 2012

"We launched today with the new 7.4v 800mah battery. The launch was perfect and the below graph confirms this."

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AIM USB 4 released

13 November 2017

The new AIM USB 4 has been released! The new AIM USB is 100k feet capable and features 40 amp ejection transisters as well as a tinly 65mm x 25mm PCB size. The unit also includes a micro USB cable used with most modern phones.

AIM XTRA 2.02 released

25 January 2015

The new AIM XTRA 2.02 has been released. Included in the hardware upgrade is the MAX8Q GPS module - an incredibly accurate and sensitive GPS receiver. The new unit has much faster acquisition and improved lock!

AIM XTRA 2.0 released

08 June 2013

The new AIM XTRA 2.0 has been released! With it's amazing RF traceiver system and sensor platform, this is the ultimate flight computer for small and large rocket projects!

AIM USB 3.0 released

15 February 2013

The new AIM USB 3.0 has been released! It has plenty of new features including battery voltage and temperature recording. It is also smaller than the AIM USB 2.0.

New AIM USB firmware

20 February 2012

A new firmware version (2.02) has been released for the AIM USB. Some bugs have been fixed in this release and it is recommended that you update your units to this new version.

AIM XTRA launched

13 October 2011

After more than 2 years development, the AIM XTRA is here. The AIM XTRA is a complete GPS tracking solution for rocket and other specialist applications.

The XTRA is first commerical flight computer to use dopler readings for ejections, and vertical velocity readings.

ADTV elevator sensor

13 September 2011

Cooperating with ADTV (Israel), Entacore Electronics has produced an advanced elevator sensor capable of determining floor levels without communicating with the building's elevator interface.

This was achieved with inertial sensors and infra-red refelectors.

Similar solutions have been designed, but none come can achieve consistent results for a large number of floors.

AIM XTRA doppler ejection

10 July 2011

We have just completed a doppler ejection test with the AIM XTRA (our GPS rocket tracking solution).

To perform the ejection at apogee, the AIM XTRA used doppler shift information from the GPS sattelites to determine accurate velocity (+- 0.5 m/s).

With accurate velocity, apogee ejection becomes trivial! As an added bonus, the maximum altitude is not limited by the atomosphere like barometric bassed altimeters.

We believe this is a first for a commercial model rocket flight computer!

Apogee Components features AIM USB

08 July 2009

Apogee Components (USA) today added the AIM USB rocket altimeter to its list of products.

Rocket tracker planned

16 February 2009

We are currently in the process of designing a rocket tracker based on RF transmition.

Please contact us for more information.

AIM USB: New AIM USB firmware released

28 December 2008

A new firmware version has been released (1.42) for the AIM USB 1.2 altimeter, which increases the accuracy of the altitude beep-outs after launch.

No more surprises when connecting to a computer to compare values!

AIM USB: ASR tests the AIM USB

05 July 2008

Aerospace Research (ASR) has performed a number of succesful launches with our AIM USB Altimeter. They are currently the leading supplier of amature and HPR rocket equipment in South Africa.

ASR stocks our AIM USB Altimeter.

AIM USB: Product launch

16 June 2008

Our AIM USB altimeter is complete! The software for the device is undergoing continous enhancement.

Over 20 test flights have been done with a variety of ignitors and rocket motors, all performing flawlessly.

AIM USB: Fist commercial test

04 May 2008

The first commercial version was tested today. Once again complete success! The downloaded profile looks great!

AIM USB: Succesful first test!

15 March 2008

Today was the first test of the beta commercial release. Complete success! Both chutes were deployed correctly.

We will now continue to produce the commercial version as well as giving the software a decent upgrade.

AIM USB: Basic hardware complete!

06 December 2007

The basic hardware design is now complete for our altimeter which we have called "AIM USB". The user will have full access to all the data on the device (flight profile) as well as user definded settings.

Rocket altimeter planned

05 February 2007

We are planning to design and create an altimeter for rocket enthusiasts in South Africa. We hope to reduce the cost as well as add features which are not usually found in comodity rocket altimeters