TAG: IMU

KVH looks to self-driving cars with inertial sensor plans

April 6, 2016By
KVH’s high-precision FOG is key to a driverless car’s performance. In this photo, the red illumination represents light moving through the FOG’s optical circuit of coiled fiber; this circuit is the FOG’s sensing unit — it is mounted with power and processing electronics within a driverless car to provide precise data for the car’s navigation systems.

KVH Industries is developing a fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based, low-cost inertial sensor for self-driving cars. The company also released a Developer’s Kit to assist design engineers with integrating FOG technology into driverless car control systems. FOGs and FOG-based inertial measurement units (IMUs) are key parts of the sensor mechanisms that are essential for highly accurate autonomous car performance, KVH said.... read more

Topcon releases 3D dozer machine control system

February 16, 2016By
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Topcon Positioning Group has released a new 3D dozer machine control system — 3D-MCMAX. The system is driven by dual IMUs (inertial measurement unit) designed to increase on-grade performance where speed and blade response is maximized, while eliminating the need for a mast on the blade. The system uses Topcon 3D-MC2 technology with the dual IMU sensors and new, unique algorithms... read more

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KVH Inertial Solutions Showcased at ION GNSS+

September 9, 2015By
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KVH is a fiber optic gyro (FOG) manufacturer that controls every aspect of its fiber-optic technology — from drawing its own specialized polarization-maintaining fiber to building precision FOGs and FOG-based inertial systems. KVH will be showcasing its FOG-based inertial measurement units (IMUs) at this year’s ION GNSS+ conference, taking place Sept. 14-18 in Tampa, Fla. Many of today’s demanding applications require high-performance inertial... read more

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Xsens Adds Active Heading Stabilization to IMU

April 2, 2015By

In the latest update of its Motion Tracker product portfolio, Xsens has added active heading stabilization (AHS) to its core sensor fusion algorithms on the MTi 10-series and MTi 100-series. Both series are MEMS-based inertial measurement units (IMU), attitude and heading reference systems (AHRS), and vertical reference units (VRUs). The AHS algorithm delivers fundamentally improved heading tracking accuracy, Xsens said. The improved robustness in... read more

MWC 2015: InvenSense to Ship Positioning Software for Smartphones

March 2, 2015By

InvenSense Inc. is making available its InvenSense Positioning Library (IPL) software, designed to provide sensor-assisted positioning in places where GNSS alone cannot provide desired accuracy. Invensense is a provider of intelligent sensor system on chip for motion and sound in consumer electronic devices. InvenSense made the announcement at Mobile World Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain March 2-5. The IPL incorporates advancements in sensor-assisted... read more

Oxford Technical Launches Board Set for System Integrators

October 3, 2014By
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Oxford Technical Solutions (OxTS) has announced the latest addition to its OEM line of inertial navigation systems, the xOEM500. The OxTS is a high-performance GNSS/INS system embedded on a single compact board set. It offers dual GNSS receivers and a high-grade MEMS IMU (inertial measurement unit) to system integrators in an easy-to-integrate 120-g package. With attractive prices for volume sales, the xOEM500 is... read more

KVH Introduces Fiber-Optic Gyro IMUs for Demanding Applications

September 19, 2014By
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KVH Industries, Inc., has introduced the 1725 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and the 1775 IMU, advanced sensors designed to be integrated into the most demanding stabilization, pointing, and navigation applications. These two new products complement KVH’s successful 1750 IMU and create a complete range of choices for advanced six-degrees-of-freedom (DOF) sensors with enhanced performance. All three products utilize the E•Core ThinFiber technology of KVH’s DSP-1750... read more

Sensonor Showcases STIM300 IMU at ION GNSS+

September 4, 2014By
The Sensonor STIM300 IMU.

Sensonor will be showcasing its STIM300 Inertial Measurement Unit at Booth 102 at ION GNSS+. The STIM300 is a small, tactical-grade, low-weight, high-performance non-GPS aided IMU. It contains three highly accurate MEMS gyros, three high-stability accelerometers and three inclinometers. The IMU is factory calibrated and compensated over its temperature operating range. The STIM series is designed for use below and on the ocean, on land, in the... read more