EMCORE Corporation received a $1.1 million development contract from a major U.S. prime contractor to design and manufacture a high-end inertial measurement unit (IMU) for tactical intelligence and reconnaissance systems. The prototype phase has been successfully completed and as part of the contract in this follow-on phase, EMCORE will deliver initial production units that will be used for proof of manufacturing and system level qualification.
This custom IMU will be based on EMCORE’s proprietary closed-loop fiber optic gyro (FOG) technology that delivers proven cost, size, weight, and power (CSWaP) and performance advantages. Itsperformance in , exceeds that of the company’s EN-300, to top the list of EMCORE’s tactical IMU product line. EMCORE’s FOG IMU technology delivers 10X the bias performance of legacy systems in compact form, fit, and function compatible packages.
“EMCORE demonstrated its agility to quickly move from proof of design to proof of manufacturing for this complex, strategic IMU to support a U.S. Government customer’s maturity milestone effort,” said David Hoyh, EMCORE’s Director of Sales & Marketing for navigation products.
EMCORE is a provider of advanced mixed-signal products that serve the aerospace & defense and broadband communications markets in a range of applications including navigation and inertial sensing, defense optoelectronics, broadband transport, 5G wireless infrastructure, optical sensing, and cloud data centers.