Sensonor Unveils Tactical Grade IMU

Published: 10 Sep 2019
Sensonor STIM318 IMU

Sensonor STIM318 IMU

Sensonor, a designer and manufacturer of advanced MEMS sensor solutions, will be launching their latest inertial measurement Unit (IMU) at DSEI in London – the STIM318 IMU.

A high-accuracy tactical-grade IMU, the STIM318 offers increased accelerometer performance to support demanding guidance and navigation applications within defense and commercial markets.

Fully compatible with Senonor’s existing STIM300 IMU, the STIM318 can deliver additional capability to applications already using the STIM300 and in many applications can competitively replace fiber-optic gyros (FOGs).

Enhanced system performance includes greater strength, reliability and power, whilst size, weight and cost have all been reduced. The STIM318 has been designed for use in:

  • autonomous machine control
  • UAV payloads
  • satellites
  • portable target acquisition system
  • land navigations systems
  • turret stabilization
  • missile stability and navigation
  • mortar aiming systems.

It has already been planned into a number of airborne LIDAR systems.

Built on the established STIM design which is field-proven in commercial and military applications, the STIM318 comprises three highly accurate MEMS gyros, three high stability accelerometers and three inclinometers. It also features a new Bias Trim Offset (BTO) function, which enables users to individually zero out any bias of all nine axes, store the bias offset in flash and recall it at next system start-up.

An ITAR-free product, the STIM318 is available in export controlled and non-export controlled versions. To learn more about the STIM318 visit the Sensonor stand at DESI London, 10-13 September.

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