TAG: MEMS

Telit introduces Bluetooth module with integrated MEMS

June 27, 2017By

Telit has launched BlueMod+S42M, a Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) 4.2, standalone, single-mode module with embedded 3-axis accelerometer, temperature and humidity sensors. The cost-effective component is optimized for efficiency and simplicity in end-device design and manufacturing, delivering reliable BLE functionality with robust endpoint security, motion and environmental sensors and essential features that reduce development costs, bill of materials, and time to market. Designed for large-scale... read more

Inertial performance: Enhanced tightly coupled dead reckoning

June 13, 2017By and

Exploring imu specifications and correlating them to performance of a final product can be daunting, as differences between MEMS sensors are not always apparent. This article presents achievable performances in fusion technology across a range of IMUs among the best in their respective performance categories. read more

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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Automotive abstract: INS to protect against GNSS spoofing

October 6, 2016By

Using Tactical and MEMS Grade INS to Protect Against GNSS Spoofing in Automotive Applications By Sashidharan Manickam and Kyle O’Keefe PLAN Group, Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary This paper analyzes the GNSS signal authentication limits in using different grades of IMU (Tactical and MEMS) to detect errors in combination with different grades of GNSS receiver (Geodetic grade and... read more

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NovAtel adds 2 IMU units to SPAN portfolio

September 23, 2016By

NovAtel debuted two new inertial measurement unit (IMU) products within its SPAN technology portfolio at ION GNSS+ 2016, which was held Sep. 12-16 in Portland, Oregon. SPAN couples NovAtel’s GNSS precise positioning technology with robust inertial navigation systems (INS) to provide continuous 3D position, velocity and attitude solutions, the company says in a news release. The compact IMU-µIMU-IC is a... read more

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Xsens launches knowledge BASE for inertial tracking, wearable motion capture

September 15, 2016By

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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Research: MEMS IMU carouseling for ground vehicles

September 13, 2016By

Micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) gyroscopes have advantages for orientation sensing and navigation as they are small, low cost and consume little power. However, the significant noise at low frequencies produces large orientation errors as a function of time. Controlled physical rotation of the gyroscope can remove the constant part of the gyro errors and reduce low-frequency noise. As adding motors for... read more

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Systron Donner talks SDI500 tactical grade MEMS IMU at AUVSI’s Xponential 2016

May 13, 2016By

David Hoyh of Systron Donner Inertial talks about the company’s SDI500 tactical grade MEMS IMU at the Association of Unmanned Vehicles International‘s Xpontential 2016 show, held May 2-5 in New Orleans. The company also featured its INS/GPS SDN500 for use in GPS-denied situations. read more