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Systron Donner Inertial Reaches 2500 MEMS IMU Milestone

By Mike Ball / 20 Feb 2018
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Systron Donner Inertial IMUSystron Donner Inertial, a developer of high-performance MEMS inertial sensors and systems, has announced that it has delivered its 2,500th SDI500 Tactical Grade IMU (inertial measurement system).

The SDI500 Tactical Grade IMU features high reliability and accuracy in challenging environments subject to high vibration, rapidly changing temperature extremes, and tough mission profiles. The SDI500 is capable of delivering 1.0°/hr gyro bias and 1 mg accel bias stability over full temp. -55°C to +85°C.

The IMU also features <1.0°/hr gyro bias in-run stability, 0.02°/hr random walk noise, dynamic range of +/- 1,000 °/sec for the gyros and +/- 50g for the accelerometers and <1.0 sec valid data start-up. The high performance IMU is used in various tactical guidance, navigation, flight control and stabilized systems in unmanned vehicle applications such as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). The compact, low power SDI500 provides an excellent SWaPC advantage over legacy tactical grade FOG and RLG IMUs.

2500 SDI500 IMUs

“SDI reached the 1,000-unit milestone back in mid-2015. We have seen steady accelerated demand for the SDI500 to reach the 2,500-unit milestone in just over two-and-a-half years, signifying the product’s maturity and customer acceptance. SDI has delivered the tactical grade IMU to multiple customers worldwide for their mission critical applications.” said David Hoyh, Director Sales & Marketing for SDI. “Systron Donner Inertial continues to invest in SDI500 performance capability enhancements and production capacity to meet our customers’ evolving needs.”

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