Inertial Labs has announced the release of new “Industrial” and “Tactical” grades of the company’s IMU-P MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit. The IMU-P has become a successful MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit due to its reliability and accuracy even in challenging environments such as high vibration, rapidly changing temperature extremes, and tough mission profiles. In addition to being sold as a stand alone IMU, the IMU-P is also used in Inertial Labs’ own AHRS, MRU, and GPS Aided INS products.
The IMU-P “Industrial” features gyroscope residual Bias error over temperature of less than 100 deg/hr (72 deg/hr typical), and the IMU-P “Tactical” grade features gyroscope residual Bias error over temperature of less than 30 deg/hr (20 deg/hr typical).
The IMU-P “Industrial” is an ideal solution for stabilization and pointing, where a very efficient and low cost IMU can be an alternative to FOG based systems for EOS stabilization and Line of Sight pointing applications.
The IMU-P “Tactical” is a compact, lightweight solution with high performance gyroscopes: 1 deg/hr in-run Bias stability and 30 deg/hr maximum Bias error over its operational temperature range (-40°C to 85°C), and superior accelerometers: 5 micro g in-run Bias stability and 0.5 mg Bias residual error over its operational temperature range.
Both models of IMU-P, “Industrial” and “Tactical” output high precision Pitch and Roll with 0.05 deg dynamic accuracy.
The high performance IMU-P is used in various tactical guidance, navigation, flight control, stabilization and pointing systems, providing an excellent alternative to legacy tactical grade FOG IMUs with 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, the IMU-P can be configured to have the same mechanical and electrical interface as the STIM300, and thus act as a drop-in replacement. Other publicly available and published protocols can be supported as well. This provides customers a lower cost alternative for their existing designs without additional development costs.
“More than one thousand delivered 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.”