AutoComp 1000

Autocomp 1000

Built to a High-Grade Standard
The AutoComp 1000 is the breakthrough heading sensor developed by KVH, part of a suite of products it supplies to the U.S. military for use in vehicles, jet fighters, and weaponry. The AutoComp 1000’s sophisticated features result from KVH’s extensive research and development in digital fluxgate compass technology.

Precision Accuracy and Complete Integration
The AutoComp 1000 provides unsurpassed .5 degree accuracy and an automatic compensation system that continuously corrects for magnetic deviation, which is critical to the functionality of a variety of navigational systems. Specifically designed to provide heading input to many other instruments --- including autopilot, GPS, radar, chart plotter, and computers --- the AutoComp 1000 eliminates the need for multiple heading sensors. Designed as a remote sensor, it can be mounted away from sources of changing magnetic fields. It’s fully compatible with the NMEA 0183 output standard or through one of the many outputs available on KVH’s universal interface card.  

The AutoComp 1000 is controlled by the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (Title 50, USC App 2401 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR 730 et seq. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited.

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Options & Accessories

01-0117-0001 : AC1000S; for Sail with NMEA 10HZ

01-0118-0001 : AC1000; for Power with NMEA 10HZ


01-0125 : AC1000S; for Sail with Universal Interface

01-0127 : AC1000P; for Power with Universal Interface

Brochures & Datasheets

Document File Info
BROCHURE - AgilePlans by KVH - (Indonesian) PDF file 3.2 MB / 2 Pages
BROCHURE - AgilePlans by KVH - (Japanese) PDF file 1.1 MB / 3 Pages


Document File Info
OWNER'S MANUAL - AutoComp 1000 PDF file 280 KB / 5 pg

Additional Documents, Forms & Pricing

Policies and AgreementsFile Info
KVH Industries, Inc. 1 Year/1 Year – LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT PDF file 30 KB / 1 pg



A PDF copy of the Autocomp 1000 manual is available for download on the panel to the left of this FAQ.

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  • Remote sensor with continuous autocompensation ensures reliable heading data at all times
  • Accurate to within ±0.5°
  • Fast 10 Hz NMEA 0183 standard output compatible with ARPA radars, autopilots, and other electronic systems; optional interface card available for other outputs

Featured Options

  • Mounting bracket and extension cables
  • Variants for use aboard sailboats and power vessels as well as in OEM applications

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