Salem-based Inertial Sense announces breakthrough in Navigation Technology
Inertial Sense, a USTAR Technology Acceleration Program awardee, recently announced a breakthrough in navigation technology – news that they have the world’s smallest micro-INS. The Inertial Sense navigation system boasts s tiny footprint (smaller than 3 stacked dimes), precision positioning capabilities and simplified integration into multiple technologies including drones, robotics, and payload devices.
“The Inertial Sense platform is the world’s smallest sensor module of its kind,” explained Walt Johnson, CEO of Inertial Sense. “It provides high-quality direction, position, and velocity data for multiple applications by intelligently fusing sensor data from GPS (GNSS), gyros, accelerometers, magnetometers and a barometric pressure sensor.”
The inertial navigation system (uINS) and attitude heading reference systems (uAHRS) solve pain points for the drone and robotics industry. First, the accuracy of position and, second, the prohibitive cost for highly accurate systems. It also is very small and compatible in devices that are looking for smaller components to allow more power and capability.
Inertial Sense has specialized in precision inertial navigation since 2013 when the company was founded in Salem, Utah. The company has several products in the industry and the USTAR TAP grant enabled faster production of its latest product. With its claim of “Better than GPS” products, the company expects to see significant growth in the market in the coming year.< Back to All Articles