Inertial Labs has announced that it has delivered its 1,000th IMU-P Tactical Grade Inertial Measurement Unit. Since the IMU-P was introduced, it has become a very successful tactical grade Inertial Measurement Unit noted for its reliability and accuracy even in challenging environments such as high vibration, rapidly changing temperature extremes, and tough mission profiles.
The IMU-P is a compact lightweight solution with high performance gyroscopes featuring 1 deg/hr in-run Bias stability and 36 deg/hr maximum Bias error in the operational temperature range (-40°C to 85°C), and superior accelerometers with 5 micro g in-run Bias stability and 0.5 mg Bias residual error in the operational temperature range.
The IMU-P also outputs high precision Pitch and Roll with 0.05 deg dynamic accuracy, making it well-suited for EOS stabilization and Line of Sight pointing applications.
The high performance IMU-P is used in various tactical guidance, navigation, flight control, stabilization and pointing systems, in both manned and unmanned aircraft. Due to its performance level, IMU-P provides an excellent alternative to legacy tactical grade FOG IMU’s providing advantages in size, weight, power, and cost (SWaPC).
The device was also made to support the functions of existing IMUs on the market. For example, it can be configured to have the same mechanical & electrical interfaces as the Sensonor STIM300 and act as a drop-in replacement. Other publicly available and published protocols can also be supported. This provides customers with an alternative to their existing designs without additional development costs.
“One thousand tactical grade IMU-P deliveries to multiple customers worldwide for mission critical applications is a significant milestone signifying product maturity and customer acceptance,” said Jamie Marraccini, Inertial Labs’ CEO & President. “Inertial Labs continues to invest in the IMU-P and in our IMU-P based AHRS, MRU, and GPS-Aided INS products.”