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Silicon Sensing Develops New Inertial Sensors for Space Applications

By Mike Ball / 29 Jun 2021
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Silicon Sensing inertial sensors for space

Silicon Sensing Systems has developed a new range of inertial measurement products developed specifically for the space market, and will be exhibiting these sensors at the first Space-Comm Expo in Farnborough, UK on July 7th and 8th 2021.

The new range of high performance products includes:

CRH03 – a miniature, standalone single axis gyro
RPU30 – a compact, rugged 3-axis gyroscope for applications where linear acceleration measurement is not needed
IMU20 – a highly ruggedised 6 degree of freedom (DoF) inertial measurement unit (IMU) suited to the highest impact and vibration environments
DMU41 – a compact 9 DoF IMU and according to Silicon Sensing the highest-performing silicon MEMS IMU currently available on the market

Each of the new products offers an equivalent performance alternative to heavier, less robust fibre optic or dynamically tuned gyro (FOG/DTG)-based devices. They are based on Silicon Sensing’s own proven unique resonating ring gyroscope technology, and deliver excellent angle random walk, bias instability and low noise performance combined with high shock survivability. The Silicon Sensing engineering team can tailor performance of each device to meet specific operational requirements, and most are available as either an OEM or packaged device.

Steve Capers, General Manager of Silicon Sensing, commented: “Together, these non-ITAR products represent our latest developments. They meet the broad range of motion sensing requirements across the launch vehicle and small satellite markets, offering ultra-reliable, sustained performance wherever space and power is at a premium and the operational environment is at its most severe.”

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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