TAG: inertial

Name the alt-PNT leader for a $50 gift card

February 13, 2017By
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Quick, what’s the best alternative when GNSS signals are not available? This is not a simple question, but we’re asking for a simple answer. Among the multiple avenues pursued at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as described in February’s PNT Roundup, which has the most promise? Inertial sensors Chip-scale atomic clocks Cell signals Low-Earth orbit communications satellites... read more

SBG Systems improves Ellipse inertial sensors

January 31, 2017By
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SBG Systems has released a new version of the Ellipse Series, its product line of miniature inertial sensors. The Ellipse has been greatly improved, showing higher performance in attitude measurement while adding the Galileo constellation to its GNSS receiver. After thousands of Ellipse miniature inertial sensors operational on the field, SBG Systems has made major improvements to its Ellipse line of miniature inertial... read more

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Expert Opinions: Integrity in the vehicle environment

January 23, 2017By
Chris Rizos, Professor, Geodesy and Navigation, 
University of New South Wales

Q: Why do we need to take integrity seriously in the vehicle environment?   A: Since the 1980s, surveyors and geodesists have used GPS for high-accuracy positioning. We take for granted centimeter- and even millimeter-level accuracy positioning capability that is faster, more reliable, at a lower cost and with fewer constraints than ever before. However, the demand for “trustworthy positioning”... read more

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HRL Labs to develop inertial sensor tech for DARPA

January 3, 2017By

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded HRL Laboratories LLC $4.3 million to develop vibration- and shock-tolerant inertial sensor technology that enables future system accuracy needs without using GPS. Positioning, navigation and timing are key to ensuring the location accuracy critical to the success of modern military missions. Today’s military systems typically rely on GPS to ensure position accuracy.... read more

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When inertial can help with GNSS solutions

December 14, 2016By
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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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Firmware update for inertial Ekinox and Apogee sensors

October 11, 2016By

SBG Systems displays their full range of MEMS-based inertial sensors at InterGeo 2016, with a major firmware update for its Ekinox and Apogee product lines. The key improvements in the update include a 15% improvement on orientation and navigation data and better robustness under harsh environments. This firmware is a complete rework of existing functionalities with the addition of new... read more

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Inertial, gyroscope take to space

September 27, 2016By
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Sensonor AS of Norway has partnered with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to supply current and future low- and near-Earth orbit space missions with inertial and gyroscope modules. The Norway-based company first began supplying its standard inertial measurement unit (IMU) and gyroscope modules for low Earth orbit (LEO) space applications in 2012, Sensonor’s STIM300 and STIM210 inertial... read more

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Xsens launches knowledge BASE for inertial tracking, wearable motion capture

September 15, 2016By
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Xsens has launched BASE, an online technology platform with a community forum and a knowledge base on 3D motion tracking technology and products. On BASE.xsens.com, the knowledge base contains inside information about micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) sensors, inertial measurement units (IMU), sensor fusion algorithms, body-motion tracking and motion capture. It also provides best practices, tips and tricks for the use of Xsens’ successful products... read more

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