AI-based Inertial Navigation Systems (MEMS and FOG), Acoustic Positioning Solutions

World’s First Fully Digital FOG INS Launched

By Mike Ball / 27 May 2021
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Boreas D90 Digital Fiber-Optic Gyroscope INSAdvanced Navigation has launched its new range of fibre optic gyroscope inertial navigation systems (INS). Based on the company’s new proprietary DFOG (Digital Fibre Optic Gyroscope) technology, the ultra-high accuracy, strategic-grade Boreas D90 range provides a 40% reduction in size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) compared to other systems on the market.

Ideal for applications such as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and robotics that require ultra-high accuracy orientation and navigation, the Boreas D90 delivers a bias stability of 0.001 deg/hr, ultra-high roll/pitch accuracy of 0.005 degrees, and heading accuracy of 0.006 degrees. The system allows for full GPS independence, with dead reckoning accuracy of 0.01% distance travelled with an odometer or DVL.

The Boreas D90 features ultra-fast gyrocompassing, taking only 2 minutes to acquire heading in both stationary environments or on the move, and allowing the system to determine a highly accurate heading of 0.01 degrees secant latitude without any reliance on magnetic heading or GPS.

Boreas D90 incorporates Advanced Navigation’s revolutionary sensor fusion algorithm, which extracts significantly more information from the data by making use of human-inspired artificial intelligence. It was designed for control applications, with a high level of health monitoring and instability prevention to ensure stable and reliable data.

Advanced Navigation has designed the Boreas D90 from the ground up for reliability and availability, and both hardware and software are designed and tested to safety standards with environmental testing performed to military standards. The system is designed for a mean time between failure of 500,000 hours. Additional features of the Boreas D90 include Ethernet, CAN and NMEA protocols, as well as a disciplined timing server providing PTP. A rich, responsive embedded web interface provides full access to all of the device’s internal functions and data. Internal storage allows for up to 1 year of data logging.

Xavier Orr, CEO of Advanced Navigation, commented: “Boreas D90 is the first product on the market to offer our patent pending DFOG technology. DFOG represents a step change for fibre optic gyroscopes. With Boreas’ ultra-high accuracy and strategic-grade performance combined with the reduction of size, weight, power and cost by 40%, we will be able to enable new industries and applications that were never possible before.”

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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
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