MEMSIC Announces New Inertial Navigation System with Inbuilt GPS

By Mike Ball / 11 Jun 2015
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MEMSIC INS380MEMSIC, a manufacturer of MEMS sensor systems, has announced the launch of the INS380, the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of Inertial Systems enabled with SmartSensing technology and targeted to a broad range of precision motion sensing applications. MEMSIC’s portfolio consists of Inertial Measurement Units (IMU), Vertical Gyros (VG), Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS), Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) and Tilt measurement systems in a variety of packages suited for system designers and end equipment manufacturers.

The INS380SA is a complete inertial navigation system with a built-in 48-channel GPS receiver. The SmartSensing technology enables a turnkey system with better than 0.01 m/s velocity measurement accuracy. The integrated 3-axis magnetometer allows for accurate operation when the GPS signal is lost or when the vehicle comes to a stop.

SmartSensing technology provides users with unmatched sensor fusion and performance in critical motion sensing applications. SmartSensing combines an enhanced and patented Kalman-based algorithm with proprietary temperature, motion and alignment calibration for consistent and high-accuracy performance over a wide range of extreme operating conditions. Applications include unmanned ground and aerial vehicles, platform stabilization, avionics, precision agriculture, construction, and more.

“With over 400 man-years of design and development experience and knowledge in designing IMUs and sophisticated MEMS sensor solutions, MEMSIC is in a very unique position in the industry,” said Masoud Beheshti, VP and General Manager of MEMSIC’s system division.

An evaluation kit is available for the INS380, including a unit along with necessary accessories for quick installation. Designers can evaluate and configure the system using MEMSIC’s NavView Software.

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