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Inertial Labs Acquires Memsense

By Mike Ball / 01 Dec 2021
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Memsense IMUInertial Labs has confirmed that it has acquired Memsense, a leading developer of MEMS-based inertial measurement units (IMUs) for drones and robotics. The combined resources of the two companies number more than 100 employees and 500 customers, and the acquisition is expected to accelerate the development of breakthrough technologies in sectors such as autonomous vehicles, GPS-denied navigation, and aerospace and defense.

This strategic combination of the two companies will provide the following benefits:

  • Increased production capabilities of up to 50,000 units annually in order to meet the needs of larger aerospace and defense contracts for guidance and navigation applications
  • Low-cost, consumer-grade IMUs; ruggedized industrial-grade models; affordable tactical-grade IMUs and finally IMUs with near-FOG level of performance (0.1 deg/h bias instability)
  • A larger range of devices for Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and Autonomous and Automated Ground Vehicles (AGVs)
  • Expanded R&D efforts to accelerate delivery of IMUs for stabilization applications such as Electro-Optical Systems, Pan and Tilt platforms, and Remote Weapon Stations (RWS)
  • New IMU models with improved performance will increase the capabilities of the Inertial Labs GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), Wave Sensors, Motion Reference Units (MRU) and Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS)
  • Completed development of new high-performance systems including a MEMS-based gyro-compass (3 MILS Azimuth and 1 MIL Elevation accuracy)

Jamie Marraccini, President and CEO of Inertial Labs, commented: “Our strategic acquisition of MEMSENSE brings together two high growth companies with proven performance in solving some of the world’s most difficult stabilization and navigation problems. Our customers will benefit from our combined capabilities and resources.”

James Brunch, CEO of Memsense, noted: “As we move forward, Inertial Labs and MEMSENSE will define the future of MEMS IMUs. Our focus on innovation, our world-class team, and our strength in customer collaboration allow us to deliver the exact specs needed by our customers.”

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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