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Easy Integration with High-Performance, Miniature Inertial Sensor Solutions for UAV Systems

( 12/01/2018 ) Written by: Chris Arnold

High-Performance Sensing Systems
 
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) often operate in demanding environments that require precise and reliable sensory feedback. Yet, UAVs are also especially sensitive to incremental changes in weight and volume. As a result, autonomous platform operators may forego valuable sensing capabilities or compromise overall platform performance as opposed to incorporating high-performance inertial sensing systems with minimal weight and size barriers. MEMS technologies combined with GNSS and sophisticated estimation filtering offer accurate and reliable data quantities to provide precise control, stabilization and value. 
 
Easy Integration with LORD Sensing Solutions 
 
We provide tactical and high-end industrial grade miniature inertial sensors to the UAV market. Our user implementation procedure is streamlined to support rapid evaluation and integration with little development overhead, and low barriers to incorporate the latest sensor models and capabilities.
 
Our GNSS-Aided Inertial Navigation Systems (GNSS/INS), Attitude Heading Reference Systems
(AHRS), and Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) are backed by comprehensive development kits. Combined with the forward compatible MIP™ communication protocol, unmanned air vehicle operators have the flexibility of moving up or down the product line with little or no rewriting of code. Calibrating each sensor to the same strict standard ensures identical performance between same model devices. As a result, our inertial solutions enable cost effective integration of primary and secondary unmanned navigation or ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance). UAV developers can be confident that integrating LORD sensors into their systems is a repeatable, cost-effective process.
 
For more information, visit LORD Sensing, Microstrain

 

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Chris Arnold

Chris Arnold is a product manager at LORD, focusing on inertial, wireless and displacement sensors.

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