Gladiator Technologies Develops Rugged High-Performance MEMS Inertial Systems for Unmanned Vehicles

Published: 09 Sep 2018 | Author: Mike Rees

Gladiator Technologies, a leading provider of rugged, high-performance MEMS inertial systems and sensors for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles) and other robotic platforms, has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. The ‘Gold’ profile highlights how their advanced low-noise inertial sensor solutions can support a wide range of unmanned systems applications, across the Automotive, Aerospace, Defense, Marine and Industrial markets.

MRM60 IMU - Analog Output IMUGladiator’s range of advanced Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) are built for robust performance in the demanding environments often faced by unmanned systems. They feature environmental sealing, precision alignment, internal vibrational isolation as well as bias, scale factor and misalignment modelling over the entire operating temperature range. All of our IMUs have a common messaging protocol that enables users to easily switch between performance settings without the need for system software changes.

IMUs are available for a wide range of size, weight and noise/bias parameter requirements – see the product specification comparison on Gladiator’s profile page for more details.

Featuring the same rugged environmental sealing and protection as the IMUs, all of Gladiator’s GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation Systems feature a 72-channel, 18Hz update rate GPS receiver and high-performance MEMS inertial suite, using state-of-the-art Kalman Filter algorithms to optimize inertial navigation for UAVs and other unmanned vehicles during short-term GPS outages. All GPS/INS have a common messaging protocol that enables users to easily switch between performance settings without the need for system software changes.

INS/GPS are available for different size, weight and noise/bias parameter requirements – see the product specification comparison on Gladiator’s profile page for more details.

G300D NON-ITAR Triaxial GyroThe G300D Triaxial MEMS Gyro offers lower noise, better bias and improved environmental sealing and connectors. These high-performance units are temperature compensated for bias, provide g-sensitivity correction, and have the ability to withstand the high levels of environmental vibration and shock typically found in demanding unmanned systems applications.

The G300D features a bandwidth of 250 Hz industry-leading bias in-run and bias over temperature, and an 8kHz output rate. It is offered in 250°/s or 490°/s rate range variants. Weighing less than 18 grams, it is the smallest triaxial gyro in its performance class.

The DIGS 100 Inertial Guidance System is an AHRS designed for downhole applications such as orientation and directional guidance for utility and vertical well drilling. This small and rugged MEMS AHRS provides internally temperature compensated RS422/RS485 output of pitch, roll and yaw angles; and is tested to and meets IP68.

With a small size and high-performance, low noise gyros and accelerometers, it is ideal for environments with tight drilling space constraints.

To find out more about Gladiator Technologies and their inertial sensor solutions for unmanned systems, please visit their profile page:
https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/company/gladiator-technologies/

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