ANELLO Launches 3-Axis Optical Gyroscope IMU

The ANELLO X3 is a small, lightweight, low-power, tri-axial optical gyroscope providing high accuracy, performance and reliability for today’s autonomous applications By Abi Wylie / 11 Jan 2024
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ANELLO Photonics, the Creator of the SiPhOG™, has officially launched the ANELLO X3, a 3-Axis optical gyroscope IMU designed to redefine navigation and positioning in GPS-denied and contested environments.

In an era where the demand for precise and reliable navigation in challenging conditions is ever-growing, and with size, weight and power being key critical metrics, the ANELLO X3 emerges as a game-changer for the industry. 

Leveraging the cutting-edge ANELLO SiPhOG (Silicon Photonics Optical Gyroscope) technology, the company believes the ANELLO X3 to be the world’s smallest, lightest, lowest power, state-of-the-art tri-axial optical gyroscope providing high accuracy, performance and reliability for today’s autonomous applications. 

These features aim to make the ANELLO X3 an indispensable solution for autonomous commercial and defense applications involving robots, drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and also various maritime and land vehicle applications including high-accuracy surveying and mapping.

Key Features of the ANELLO X3 IMU:

  • 3-Axis ANELLO Silicon Photonics Optical Gyroscope – SiPhOG™
  • < 0.5°/hr Gyro Bias Instability
  • < 0.05°/√hr Angular Random Walk
  • < 20μg Accel Bias Instability
  • < 5.0W Power Consumption
  • < 8 in3 Size
  • < 0.5 lbs Weight
  • RS-422 or UART interfaces

ANELLO Photonics is currently engaged in trials with various market-leading customers in the Construction, Farming, Robotics, Trucking, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, and Defense space.

Dr. Mario Paniccia, CEO of ANELLO Photonics, said; “The ANELLO X3 represents a significant leap forward in navigation technology. Its unparalleled precision and tri-axial capabilities make it the ideal solution for applications where size, weight, power, reliability and precise navigation is critical. 

“We are confident that the ANELLO X3 will set a new standard for performance for autonomous solutions and systems operating in GPS-denied or contested environments.”

Hugh Wyman Howard III, Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and former Commander, Naval Special Warfare, added; “The ANELLO X3 substantively improves the Joint Force’s survivability and lethality with resilient Precision, Navigation and Timing capabilities. 

“Available now for field and weapon system integration, the ANELLO X3 provides our forces winning edge in contested combat environments with either no GPS or where GPS signals are jammed or spoofed. I look forward to seeing the immediate impact of this innovative technology with hypersonic systems and in autonomous multi-domain unmanned systems in the air, land and sea.”

Posted by Abi Wylie Connect & Contact
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