High Performance FOG and Quartz MEMS Inertial Sensors - Gyros, IMU, INS

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EMCORE is a leading provider of high-performance inertial navigation sensors and systems for aerospace, defense and commercial markets.

Our product suite utilizes Emcore’s state-of-the-art closed-loop Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG) sensor technology, along with recently acquired Systron Donner Inertial’s quartz MEMS inertial sensing solutions, to meet the demanding requirements of SWaP-conscious unmanned applications.

Our tactical and navigation grade gyroscopes, IMUs, and Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) are ideal for navigation, control and stabilization of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles) and AUVs/UUVs (unmanned underwater vehicles).

Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG) Sensors

EMCORE-Hawkeye™ EG-120 FOG

Ultra-compact, closed-loop gyroscope for demanding applications

EMCORE EG-120 Compact FOG for UAVsThe EG-120 FOG module is our smallest closed-loop FOG and the smallest, most affordable closed-loop fiber optic gyroscope available on the market today. It features industry-leading SWaP characteristics and incorporates next-generation Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) electronics that deliver increased performance and reliability.

The EG-120 is an ideal solution for medium accuracy platform stabilization applications such as UAV weapons and camera systems. It is also available in a low power variant. Jump to specifications >

EMCORE-Hawkeye™ EG-200 FOG

Precision solid-state fiber optic gyroscope for tactical grade applications

EMCORE EG-200 Tactical Solid-State FOGThe EG-200 is a tactical-grade FOG designed for high-accuracy navigation and low-noise line-of-sight stabilization applications. It features fully-integrated optics and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) electronics, resulting in improved optical drift stability, higher linearity and greater environmental flexibility.

EG-200 units can be calibrated internally for better thermal effect, and have both digital and analog outputs, accommodating a wide variety of installation and interfacing parameters. Jump to specifications >

EMCORE-Hawkeye™ EG-1300 FOG

Low-noise fiber optic gyroscope for navigational grade applicationsEMCORE EG-1300 Navigational Grade FOG

The EG-1300 is our lowest-noise FOG, ideal for precision navigation in GPS-denied environments – such as UUVs – as well as platform stabilization. Featuring advanced integrated optics and closed-loop FPGA design, it delivers higher accuracy, lower noise and greater efficiency in a low-SWaP package.

The EG-1300 can be calibrated internally for better thermal effect. In addition to providing both digital and analog outputs, the unit features separation of the electronics from the fiber optic gyroscope’s sensing coil assembly, allowing for the most flexible installation and integration capabilities.

Comparison & Specifications:

EMCORE EG-120 Compact FOG
EMCORE EG-200 Tactical-Grade FOG
EMCORE EG-1300 Navigational Grade FOG
Dimensions 2.36” D x 0.83”
(60mm x 21mm)
3.2” D x 0.8”
(81.2mm x 20.3mm)
Sensor: 3.6” D x 1.3”
(91.44mm x 33.02mm)
Electronics: 3.2” D x 0.8”
(81.2mm x 20.3mm)
Weight 0.13 lbs (90g) 14.5 oz (410g)
(Over Temperature)
≤1.0°/hr <0.8°/hr 0.01°/hr
ARW/Noise ≤0.04°/√ hr 0.012°/√ hr 0.001°/√ hr
Bandwidth 300 Hz 750 Hz 500 Hz

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FOG Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)

EN-300 Precision Fiber Optic Inertial Measurement Unit

Precision Three-Axis FOG IMU for UAVs

EMCORE EN-300 Series FOG IMUThe EN-300 is a higher-accuracy Fiber Optic Gyro-based IMU that is a form, fit and function compatible with a legacy equivalent, but with better performance needed for GPS denied navigation, precise targeting and line-of-sight stabilization. Applications include in inertial navigation for UAVs, dismounted soldiers, civilian unmanned aviation, and oil and gas exploration.

The low-noise, high-stability FOG IMU provides up to five-times better performance than competing systems. It features internal signal processing that provides full stand-alone or aided navigation, with optional standard IMU delta velocity and delta theta outputs. With state-of-the-art FPGA electronics and sophisticated Kalman filtering, the unit is able to statically find North to less than one degree through gyro-compassing.

The EN-300 is available in three performance variants:


EN-300-1 EN-300-3 EN-300-5
Dimensions 3.5” D x 3.35″
(89mm x 85mm)
3.5” D x 3.35″
(89mm x 85mm)
3.5” D x 3.35″
(89mm x 85mm)
Weight <1.8 lbs <1.8 lbs <1.8 lbs
Gyro Bias
(Over Temperature)
0.01°/hr 0.2°/hr 0.4°/hr
ARW/Gyro Noise 0.008°/√ hr 0.015°/√ hr 0.03°/√ hr
Accelerometer Bias 150 µg 300 µg 500 µg
Accelerometer Range 30g (70g by request)

Systron Donner Inertial SDI170 Tactical Grade MEMS IMU

Systron Donner InertialCompact non-ITAR IMU

SDI170 Tactical Grade MEMS IMUThe SDI170 is a tactical-grade MEMS IMU designed as a form, fit, and function compatible alternative to legacy RLG IMUs but with superior performance and a significantly higher MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) rating in ruggedized environments. Based on proven quartz MEMS inertial technology, the ITAR-free SDI170 is ideal for high-precision commercial and defense unmanned systems applications.

The IMU contains no wear-out components, making it ideal for continuous use in demanding and mission-critical applications. The versatile unit features Continuous Built-in Test (BIT), configurable communications protocols, electromagnetic interference (EMI) protection and flexible input power compatibility.


Bias over temperature 1°/hr – 3°/hr 1.0 mg – 2.0 mg
Bias in run Stability (typical) 1.0°/hr – 1.5°/hr 100 – 200 μg
Random Walk Noise 0.02°/√hr 100 μg /√Hz – 120 μg /√Hz
Scale Factor Error 200 ppm
Operating Temperature -55 °C to +85 °C

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Systron Donner Inertial SDI500 Tactical Grade MEMS IMU

Systron Donner InertialQuartz MEMS IMU

SDI500 Tactical Grade IMU Inertial Measurement UnitSDI500 is the first MEMS-based Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to demonstrate true tactical grade performance with 1°/hr bias stability and very low 0.02°/√hr angle random walk. SDI500 is rated for rugged military environments, with continuous Built-in Test (BIT), configurable communications protocols, electromagnetic interference (EMI) protection, flexible input power requirements and multiple output data formats.


Bias 1°/hr – 10°/hr 1.0 mg – 2.0 mg
Bias in run Stability (typical) 1.0°/hr – 2.0°/hr 100 μg
Random Walk Noise 0.02°/√hr – 0.03°/√hr 100 μg /√Hz – 120 μg /√Hz
Operating Temperature -55°C to +85°C -55°C to +85°C
Vibration (Operating)  19g RMS  19g RMS

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Inertial Navigation Systems (INS)

Systron Donner Inertial – SDN500 GPS/INS

Systron Donner InertialTactical Grade Inertial Navigation System

SDN500 MEMS INS/GPSThe SDN500 GPS/INS tactical grade navigation system combines latest generation quartz gyros, quartz accelerometers, high speed signal processing and a 48-channel Coarse/Acquisition (C/A) Code GPS receiver.

This powerful, tightly coupled Guidance and Navigation System delivers a reliable 3.9 meter Spherical Error Probable (SEP) GPS-aided accuracy, and EMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial proprietary Quartz MEMS Inertial Sensors maintain precision accuracy in the event of loss of GPS tracking. SDN500 GPS/INS is ideal for a navigation, guidance and control of unmanned air and ground vehicles, for precision targeting and positioning.

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Multi-Axis Inertial Sensing Systems

Systron Donner Inertial QRS28 Multi-Axis Gyroscope

Systron Donner InertialHigh performance Quartz MEMS Gyro

EMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial QRS28 Multi-Axis GyroscopeQRS28 is a small, lightweight, two-axis MEMS rate sensor offering exceptional performance at a very attractive price. The sensor provides a simple DC-DC operation using two of EMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial quartz rate sensors. The instrument provides reliable performance in demanding applications, such as missile seeker gimbal stabilization, and contained within a hermetically sealed stainless steel cylinder.

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MotionPak Multi-Axis Inertial Sensing System

Systron Donner InertialSolid-state MEMS Motion Measurement Sensors

MotionPak Multi-Axis Inertial Sensing SystemEMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial MotionPak® is a solid-state sensor cluster used for measuring linear accelerations and angular rates in instrumentation and control applications. It is a highly reliable, compact, and fully self-contained motion measurement package with analog voltage outputs.

The unit couples three EMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial solid-state MEMS angular rate sensors with three high performance linear accelerometers, producing a true Six Degree of Freedom (6DoF), fully self-contained inertial sensing system with internal power regulation and signal conditioning electronics.

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ITAR-Free Single-Axis MEMS Gyroscopes

SDD3000 Tactical Grade Digital Gyroscope (Non-ITAR)

Systron Donner InertialHigh Performance Single-Axis Quartz MEMS Gyro

SDD3000 Single-Axis Tactical Grade Digital GyroscopeThe SDD3000 is a high performance, digital, single-axis gyroscope that meets state-of-the-art systems requirements for precision accuracy, low noise angular rate sensing. The unit incorporates an advanced Quartz MEMS sensing element and is optimized for applications that require low noise and excellent stability over changes in temperature and through vibration.

EMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial SDD3000 provides a temperature compensated output with unprecedented bias stability and durability. Ideal for rugged ground vehicle and aerospace applications, the SDD3000 is an extremely versatile navigation grade gyro that requires very little configuration and integration time into new or retrofit applications. Boasting a small size, light weight and very low power consumption, the SDD3000 is truly a leader in its performance class.

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QRS116 Tactical Grade Analog Gyroscope (Non-ITAR)

Systron Donner InertialHigh-accuracy, Low-noise Single-Axis Quartz MEMS Gyro

QRS116 Single-Axis Tactical Grade Analog GyroscopeEMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial QRS116 meets state-of-the-art systems requirements for very high accuracy, very low noise angular rate sensing. The QRS116 is a form, fit and function-enhanced alternative to the popular, highly-reliable QRS11.

Using a next generation version of EMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial unique quartz micro-machined sensing element, the QRS116 delivers excellent bias stability, signal to noise ratio and vibration performance characteristics in a small, lightweight package.

With no moving parts and no scheduled maintenance, the QRS116 provides reliable service and low total cost of ownership.

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QRS11 Single-Axis Analog Gyroscope (Non-ITAR)

Systron Donner InertialSolid-state Quartz MEMS Gyro

QRS11 Single-Axis Analog GyroscopeEMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial QRS11 is a compact, lightweight, solid-state gyro providing reliable, extremely accurate angular rate measurements. With no moving parts, the quartz sensing element has a virtually unlimited life while providing outstanding signal to noise performance. The QRS11 is exceptionally small and consumes very little power. With a hermetically sealed sensing element, the unit is suitable for aircraft, missile and space systems across many demanding application environments.

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SDG1400 Single-Axis Analog Gyroscope (Non-ITAR)

Systron Donner InertialLow Noise, Rugged Quartz MEMS Gyro

SDG1400 Single-Axis Analog GyroscopeEMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial SDG1400 is a single-axis angular rate sensor that provides exceptional performance within demanding commercial and aerospace applications. Utilizing an advanced Quartz MEMS inertial sensing element, it provides superior bias stability and repeatability, with a small, rugged package and fully self-contained electronics.

The SDG1400 is a commercial, off the shelf product with no moving parts, providing fast start-up, very low noise and high bandwidth with exceptional MTBF performance.

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SDG500 Single-Axis Analog Gyroscope (Non-ITAR)

Systron Donner InertialCompact, Rugged Quartz MEMS Gyro

SDG500 Single-Axis Analog GyroscopeEMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial SDG500 single-axis angular rate sensor provides exceptional performance versus similar sensors in its class, with a lower noise capability superior to silicon-based gyros. The SDG500 single axis gyroscope utilizes EMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial proven Quartz MEMS sensing technology housed in a compact, rugged enclosure, providing virtually unlimited life.

The SDG500 has an on-board temperature sensor which allows the user to enhance performance via thermal modeling and correction, and with a simple DC input and high level DC output, the SDG500 will integrate quickly and simply into most systems.

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QRS14 Single-Axis Analog Gyroscope (Non-ITAR)

Systron Donner InertialSolid-state, Rugged Quartz MEMS Gyro

QRS14 Single-Axis Analog GyroscopeEMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial QRS14 is a compact, rugged, solid-state mirco inertial sensor used to measure angular rotation rates. It features a monolithic quartz sensing element, combining excellent vibration, noise, and virtually unlimited life. The QRS14 has internal power regulation and DC input/high-level DC output operation, and is available in two different model variations suitable for either a positive or dual-power supply.

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HZ1 Single-Axis Analog Gyroscope (Non-ITAR)

Systron Donner InertialCompact, Solid-state Quartz MEMS Gyro

HZ1 Single-Axis Analog GyroscopeEMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial Horizon™ is a compact, reliable, solid-state gyroscope designed for use by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators. The unit features a monolithic quartz sensing element, internal power regulation and a simple interface, providing a high-level +0.5 to +4.5 Vdc output signal. The HORIZON™ features excellent vibration performance, low noise and long life reliability.

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FOG-based IMU and INS for Navigation and Stabilization

EMCORE IMU and INS for Defense and Security Applications

High Performance FOG and Quartz MEMS Inertial Sensors - Gyros, IMU, INS
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