Raytheon Anschütz PilotStar NX

ManufacturerRaytheon Anschütz
Application fieldHeading control system

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PilotStar NX — is the state-of-the-art Raytheon Anschüt autopilot. Based on the experience of 6.000-installed PilotStar D’s – the well-known predecessor – PilotStar NX offers superior steering performance, which is now combined with an extended range of functionality and an intuitive operation via the seven-inch touch TFT display. PilotStar NX includes the latest technological developments such as Ethernet communication and bridge alert management

Key features:

  • Intuitive operation thanks to 7” touch TFT display and large rotary knob for heading changes.
  • Graphical user support with heading & rudder plot and track data for perfect adjustment of the autopilot parameters.
  • Manual control of steering gear
  • Easy installation and first start.

Technical specifications

Supply voltage:
24 V DC (18-36 V DC)

Signal inputs:

Heading (gyro, sat):
– Course Bus or NMEA telegrams HEHDT, HETHS, GPHDT, GPTHS.
Heading (magnetic):
– Course Bus or NMEA telegrams HCHDT, HCHDG, HCTHS.
– Course Bus or NMEA telegrams VTG, VHW, VBW (with talker identifier VD, VM, VW, GP).
– 200 pulses/nm.
Nav mode:
– NMEA telegram APB.

Signal outputs:

VDR connection
Ethernet interface:
– All aforementioned data and alerts.
Control of steering gear:

  • 2 switching outputs (24V DC – 110V DC, max. 48 W).
  • 2 analog outputs (+/- 10 V DC, max. 5 mA, or 4–20 mA).


  • Off-heading
  • Heading monitor
  • Steering failure
  • System failure
  • Autopilot on
  • Alert communication acc. to IEC 61162-1 or IEC 61924-2.

Standards compliance:

  • ISO 11674, ISO 16329.
  • NMEA according to IEC 61162-1, IEC 61162-2 and IEC 61162-450.
  • IEC 60945.
  • IEC 62288.
  • A.342(IX), A.694(17), MSC.64(67) Annex 3, A.822(19).

Temperature range

  • Operation: от -15 °C до + 55 °C.
  • Storage: от -40 °C до + 70 °C.