Yost Labs Develops Custom AHRS Sensor for U.S. DoD

Published: 04 Feb 2017
3-Space IMU AHRS

Yost Labs’ 3-Space family of IMU/AHRS Sensors

Yost Labs, a developer of inertial motion sensor technologies, has confirmed that a customized version of its 3-Space IMU/AHRS embedded sensor has been designed for the US Department of Defense (DoD) for use on remotely piloted seaborne target vessels.

The US DoD use seaborne target vessels for simulation and training exercises. These high-speed remotely piloted vehicles must operate for over four hours at a time in a variety of punishing marine environments while maintaining precise orientation and attitude.

The AHRS sensors used in these unmanned surface vessels need to deliver low latency and output accuracy, and need to fit a specific calibration and wiring configuration in order to interface with the other electronic components used in the vessel.

Yost Labs has designed a customized version of its 3-Space IMU/AHRS embedded sensor specifically for use on the DoD’s maritime target vessels; the new calibration and wiring configuration integrates seamlessly with the drone system.  This custom AHRS sensor has outperformed the legacy technology that was originally used and has also reduced procurement costs by 80%.

The Yost Labs team continue to provide ongoing technical support for DoD engineers.

The team of engineers and designers at Yost Labs can create custom solutions tailored to unique specifications; contact them directly for more information.

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