Article: Choosing the Right Inertial Sensor

By Mike Ball / 03 Mar 2020

µIMU – Rugged Miniature IMUInertial Sense, a developer of miniature inertial navigation solutions for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and unmanned systems, has released an article giving a high-level overview of the information required to select an inertial sensor for a specific application.

Read the full article on Inertial Sense’s website

The article gives details of:

  • The difference between Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) and INS (Inertial Navigation Systems)
  • Marine-grade and navigation-grade inertial systems
  • Tactical-grade and industrial-grade inertial sensors
  • Automotive and consumer-grade sensors
  • A comparison of accuracy, size, price and applications for the different sensor grades

Inertial sensors are used in a wide variety of unmanned systems applications such as UAV and unmanned vehicle navigation, platform stabilization, antenna and camera pointing, and object tracking. To find out more about getting started with selecting an inertial sensor for a particular application, read the full article on Inertial Sense’s website.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact