Precision Inertial Sensors: MEMS IMU, GPS-INS, AHRS, Gyros, MRU & LiDAR Point Clouds

A Detailed Look at Inertial Labs’ IMU/Digital Tilt Sensor

By Mike Ball / 24 Feb 2021

Inertial Labs Kernel-100Inertial Labs has released an article that provides detailed insights into the company’s Kernel-100 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Digital Tilt Sensor (DTS). The lightweight, compact system incorporates precision tri-axis MEMS accelerometers and tri-axis MEMS gyroscopes, and measures linear accelerations and angular rates with low noise and good repeatability.

Read the full article on Inertial Labs’ website

The article covers:

  • The temperature calibration process for the Kernel-100, with details of how data is used to calculate a linear model to minimize residual error
  • Allan Variance Testing, which is used to measure the in-run bias stability of accelerometers and gyroscopes, as well as angular random walk of gyroscopes and velocity random walk of accelerometers
  • Applications of the Kernel-100, including platform stabilization, remote weapons stations, and ROVs (remotely operated vehicles)
  • The forthcoming Kernel-300 for higher accuracy applications, which is expected to achieve an Angular Random Walk of 0.08 deg/√hour and an accelerometer bias in-run stability of 0.005 mg

The Kernel-100 features continuous built-in test (BIT), electromagnetic interference protection, and flexible input power requirements, and is well-suited to a wide range of unmanned systems applications. To find out more, read the full article on Inertial Labs’ website.

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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