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Inertial Labs Launches GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System

Inertial Labs has introduced its latest product, the INS-FI, a GPS-aided Inertial Navigation System designed for enhanced performance and reliability across various platforms including land, marine, and aerial applications.

The INS-FI is built with Tactical-grade Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG) technology and an IP67 rating, indicating its robustness and resistance to electromagnetic and environmental interference. This system integrates an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that combines Fiber Optic Gyroscopes and MEMS Accelerometers, along with an all-constellations GNSS receiver supporting multiple bands (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BEIDOU, and NAVIC).

Key features of the INS-FI include:

  • High-Performance FOG IMU: Provides GNSS-free heading (True North) with an error margin of less than 0.5 degrees.
  • Accurate Positioning: Offers horizontal and vertical positioning with approximately 0.1% error of distance traveled for land applications and a drift of five nautical miles per hour for aerospace applications without GNSS signal.
  • Compatibility: Fully compatible with Inertial Labs’ ADC (Air Data Computer), VINS (Visual Inertial Navigation Systems), and SAMC (Stand-Alone Magnetic Compass).

The INS-FI incorporates Inertial Labs’ latest sensor fusion filter, navigation and guidance algorithms, and calibration software to ensure optimal performance and reliability. This new system is aimed at providing precise horizontal and vertical positions, velocity, and absolute orientation (heading, pitch, and roll) for any mounted device, maintaining high accuracy for both stationary and dynamic applications.

Jamie Marraccini, CEO of Inertial Labs, highlighted the significance of this new product, stating, “The INS-FI represents a significant milestone in our mission to provide superior navigation solutions. With its advanced FOG technology and robust design, the INS-FI sets a new standard for performance and reliability in the industry.”

Inertial Labs specializes in the design, integration, and manufacturing of Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs), GPS-aided Inertial Navigation Systems (INSs), and Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRSs), leveraging MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers for high-performing inertial solutions.