TAG: inertial measurement unit

SBG Systems rolls out new inertial nav series, Ekinox 2

March 20, 2017By

SBG Systems has released a new generation of its advanced and compact inertial navigation systems. The Ekinox 2 series features new accelerometers and gyroscopes, enhancing attitude accuracy by a factor of two over the original Ekinox. The Ekinox series is a line of tactical grade MEMS-based inertial navigation systems, first released in 2013. The latest improvements come from a complete redesign of the in-house... read more

Sensor role reversal: How lidar can replace GNSS for navigation


Airborne lidar/INS/GNSS: Algorithm Uses Fuzzy Controlled Scale Invariant Feature Transform Sensor role reversal: Lidar with its superior performance can replace GNSS in the integration solution by providing fixes for the drifting inertial measurement unit (IMU). Tests show its potential for terrain-referenced navigation due to its high accuracy, resolution, update rate and anti-jamming abilities. A novel algorithm uses scanning lidar ranging... read more

When inertial can help with GNSS solutions

December 14, 2016By

A number of organizations are focusing on how inertial can help GNSS receivers to provide more stable, reliable position outputs when signals are hard to receive. Papers presented in September at the ION GNSS+ 2016 conference in Portland, Oregon, demonstrate that there is indeed a lot of focused effort in this area. The conference showcased several integrated inertial GNSS solutions from a... read more

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VectorNav launches tactical series of IMUs at AUVSI show

May 3, 2016By
VectorNav's new Tactical Series

VectorNav Technologies, manufacturer of embedded navigation solutions, has introduced the Tactical Series, a next generation family of high-performance Inertial Navigation Systems (INS). The announcement was made at AUVSI’s Xponential 2016, being held this week in New Orleans, Louisiana. Built on a common tactical grade proprietary MEMS inertial sensing core, the Tactical Series includes the VN-110 inertial measurement unit and attitude heading... read more

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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

SBG Systems offers inertial sensors in subsea enclosures

March 2, 2016By

SBG Systems has released the Apogee-M and the Apogee-U, two inertial sensors, to complete the Apogee product line. The Apogee-M is a motion reference unit (MRU), and the Apogee-U is an inertial navigation system (INS). Both are made of titanium with a depth rating of 200 meters. Apogee Series is an accurate INS based on robust micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology. One year... read more

KVH Inertial Solutions Showcased at ION GNSS+

September 9, 2015By

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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Augmented-Reality Golf Coverage Uses KVH IMU

June 22, 2015By

Golf fans who watched televised coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament June 18-21 got a new outlook on what the professional golfer is facing, thanks to a camera and augmented-reality tracking system that includes a 1750 inertial measurement unit (IMU) from KVH Industries. Called RangeFinder, the system was developed by Sportvision, Inc., creators of football’s Virtual Yellow 1st and Ten Line,... read more