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Rugged Miniature IMUs Launched

Published: 26 Apr 2021 by

Honeywell micro IMUsHoneywell has launched a new series of rugged miniature inertial measurement units (IMUs) designed for both commercial and military applications. The durable, high-accuracy HG1125 and HG1126 feature excellent shock resistance and are roughly the size of a water bottle cap.

The new IMUs can survive shocks up to 40,000 Gs, making them some of Honeywell’s toughest IMU products to date, and are ideal for tactical and military use cases such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The HG1125 and HG1126 are the newest IMUs from Honeywell’s tactical IMU production facility, which delivers nearly 100,000 IMUs each year to customers across a wide range of segments.

IMUs use gyroscopes, accelerometers and electronics to provide precise rotation and acceleration data, allowing drones and robotic vehicles to calculate where they are, what direction they are going, and at what speed, even when GPS signals are not available. The HG1125 and HG1126 use sensors based on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology to precisely measure motion.

Matt Picchetti, vice president and general manager of Navigation & Sensors at Honeywell Aerospace, commented: “Low-cost, ultra-rugged IMUs are in high demand across a variety of market segments where customers need high-performance navigation, but they’re limited by size or cost constraints. Our new HG1125 and HG1126 products meet all of these requirements, making them an ideal solution for customers operating in a wide variety of high-shock environments, including everything from military tactical operations to industrial applications like drilling.”

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