Honeywell expands navigation offerings

Its IMU uses gyroscopes, accelerometers and electronics to give precise rotation and acceleration data to a platform’s control system.

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PHOENIX, Ariz., – Honeywell is introducing two new inertial measurement units (IMUs) to provide world-class navigation in a small, lightweight package without compromising on cost. Built to withstand almost any environment in the air, on land or underwater, these small-but-mighty sensors can serve several markets, including agriculture, robotics, survey/mapping, unmanned vehicles and transportation.

An IMU uses gyroscopes, accelerometers and electronics to give precise rotation and acceleration data to a platform’s control system. The IMU enables the system to calculate where it is, what direction it’s going and at what speed, even when GPS signals aren’t available.

The HGuide i300 Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) IMU can be used in several industrial applications, such as autonomous vehicle testing, precision agriculture, surveying and mapping, pipeline inspections, platform control, and motion compensation. The HG4930 S-Class IMU provides high bandwidth and high data rates for precision stabilization needs, including optical sensors and satellite communication antennas. The HG4930 S-Class IMU is also a smaller, lower-power and cost-effective replacement for Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) IMUs.

Both the HGuide i300 MEMS IMU and HG4930 S-Class IMU were created through rigorous development and testing processes and are exposed to an extensive factory calibration and compensation procedure. The units are available today as scalable, cost-effective solutions.

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