Directional Sensor Module

The XXT-DS Directional Sensor, designed to XXT standards and specifications, incorporates the industry renowned JAE accelerometers and JAE and QDC magnetometers.

Incorporating XXT’s Digital Head module, the complete Directional Sensor assembly provides a temperature corrected plug-and-play solution using the most reliable aviation specification components.


  • Intelligent power control for magnetometers and accelerometers extends battery life for industry-leading battery performance
  • Extremely low power consumption (approximately 2 Watts with all sensors functioning)
  • Integrated XXT Digital Head module provides plug-and-play capability
  • Rugged and field-proven at high temperature and during high shock and vibration


  • 3-axis magnetometers, 3-axis accelerometers, temperature sensor
  • Integrated XXT Digital Head with “K-Table” storage for temperature correction values
  • Independent control of power to magnetometers and accelerometers
  • Calibrated over the range of 25˚C to 175˚C
  • Rated to 175˚C


Length29.0 inches
Diameter1.36 inches (excluding O-rings)
Pointing AccuracyApprox 1.0°  (±0.1 Inc, ±0.5° Azm)
Calibration range25˚C to 175˚C
Power ConsumptionApprox. 2 Watts or less
Input Current±67mA max
Operating voltage±12 to ±15 Vdc
Temp rating175˚C
Survival temperature-40˚C to +180˚C
Operating temperature-25˚C to +175˚C
Shock500 gees peak (1mS half-sine)
Vibration20 gees rms (10 to 500 Hz)