New Products!

GPS Compass Magnetometer GCM-360


Featuring dual antenna GPS and a fluxgate magnetometer, the GCM-360 is the ideal tool for mapping local magnetic fields and geological surveys.
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Gyro Stabilized Mount


The SMS-P233 stabilizes its payload in the bank and elevation axis. The system keeps its payload level regardless of vehicle motions.
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Useful Designs

Design 003

Charge Amplifier with Stable Gain and Phase.
This new design provides near ideal response from 2 kHz to 200 kHz in both gain and phase.

Did You Know?

Watson Industries will manufacture a custom sensor package, built to your exact specifications. Visit our Custom Products page for more information.

Watson offers Calibration Services. We calibrate rate gyros up to 3000°/sec. All sensor calibrations conform to NIST standards.

Featured Product Lines

Attitude & Heading Reference - AHRS


Watson manufactures Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) that are accurate enough to be used in aerobatic aircraft. Watson Industries has two lines of attitude reference sensors.
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Inertial Measurement


Inertial Measurement Sensors are used in a wide variety of applications. Watson Industries has several product lines including GPS-aided inertial gyro systems.
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Strapdown Heading Reference


Often used in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), Watson Industries SHR sensors provide a stable and accurate heading reference without using GPS. We have three lines of SHR sensors, including gyro-stabilized models.
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Stabilized Platform


Watson now offers full stabilization systems. Our expertise in this field allows us to offer excellent stability for almost any application, from cameras to antennas and even meteorological instrumentation.
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Angular Rate Gyros


Watson Industries has two lines of rate gyros to meet the requirements of your applications. The Pro Gyro® features a wide maximum rate sensing range and a generous input voltage range. The MaxGyro™ angular rate sensors have lower bias, drift, and noise characteristics.
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ProAccel® Accelerometer


The Watson ProAccel® contains a high accuracy three axis accelerometer that operates over a wide range of temperatures and input voltages. The ProAccel® is available in a variety of sensing ranges.
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Engineering a Solution for You

Watson dynamic measurement sensors have been developed for use in some of the harshest environments in the world. Rugged and dependable, our products include individual heading gyros – to give you an accurate heading reference regardless of magnetic dip or acceleration errors - gyro sensors, accelerometers and complete GPS based inertial measurement units, to name just a few.

From using magnetic field variations to detect solar storms, to stabilizing ships at sea, Watson Industries either has the product you need, or will custom design a sensor for your unique application.

Founded in 1980 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Watson Industries produces high quality solid state gyros and gyro systems, and takes pride in supplying cost-effective, custom products and engineering services to a wide variety of industries worldwide, including aviation, aerospace, automotive and marine, among others. Some of our applications include deep-sea cable laying trenchers and the stabilization of satellite tracking antennas.

Watson Industries produces a wide range of sensing devices, including:

  • Magnetic compass
  • GPS compass
  • AHRS – Altitude and Heading Reference System. Equipped with our most accurate gyros and a precision magnetometer.
  • Accelerometer
  • Rate Gyro
  • Vertical Gyro
  • Inertial sensor
  • Gyro stabilized platform

Watson Industries gyros retain their durability and accuracy even under vibration, and can withstand a mechanical shock of 200 Gs or greater. This is very important for applications such as vehicle crash testing, weapons testing, and train stabilization control.

With over 20 patents and the privilege of regularly presenting professional papers all over the world, we are proud to be considered a leader in our industry.