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New Precision FOG IMU Achieves General Availability

Published: 27 Oct 2020 by

EMCORE EN-300 FOG IMUEMCORE Corporation’s EN-300 FOG (Fiber Optic Gyro) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) has entered high-rate production and is widely available for purchase with 12-week lead times. The new FOG IMU provides up to ten times the bias performance of legacy systems in a form, fit, and function compatible package. It is ideal for UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and unmanned systems applications such as GNSS-denied navigation, precise targeting, and line-of-sight stabilization.

The EN-300 precision FOG IMU is a three-axis, closed-loop system that incorporates EMCORE’s proprietary, solid-state FOG transceiver with advanced integrated optics and can be customized to specific customer requirements. The COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf) EN-300-3 model achieves bias in-run stability as low as 0.04 degree/hr with ARW (Angle Random Walk) of 0.015 degree/rt-hr.

EMCORE has successfully completed a comprehensive Design Verification Testing (DVT) program under tough environmental conditions and has provided numerous proof-of-technology IMUs globally to defense contractor and aerospace customers seeking to upgrade their platforms and systems. EMCORE is now expanding production of the EN-300 with strict manufacturing process and quality controls in place to enhance on-time delivery and specification compliance.

David Hoyh, EMCORE’s Director of Sales & Marketing for navigation products, commented: “Given the strong market interest and demand, we are extremely pleased to announce the production ramp-up and broad availability for purchase of the EN-300. EMCORE’s vertical integration creates unique capabilities that enable us to deliver the higher level of performance demanded by the market, coupled with greater precision and lower cost to further benefit our customers.”

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