MEMS and Sensors

New IMUs measure linear acceleration with low noise

16 June 2022
The Kernel-220 IMU is calibrated, temperature compensated and mathematically aligned for air, marine and land environments. Source: Inertial Labs

Inertial Labs has released new iterations of its Kernel self-contained strapdown industrial- and tactical-grade inertial measurement units (IMUs).

These IMUS are used to measure linear acceleration and angular rates with three-axis microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometers and three-axis MEMS gyroscopes.

The new Kernel 110, 120 IMUs will supersede existing Kernel-100 IMUs while the Kernel-210 and 220 IMUs are fully calibrated, temperature compensated, mathematically aligned to an orthogonal coordinate system, Inertial Labs said.

The IMUs are fully integrated inertial solutions that combine MEMS sensor technology with a compact design and low power consumption that can be integrated into a wide range of higher order systems while consuming little space and power.

The IMUS can be used in a wide variety of environments and integrated system applications and contain built-in test (BIT), configurable communications protocols, electromagnetic interference (EMI) protection and flexible input power requirements.

The units have been tested to perform in large variations in temperature, high vibration and shock for air, marine and land environments including autonomous vehicles, antenna, line of sight stabilization systems and buoy or boat motion monitoring.

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