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EMCORE-OrionTM EN-1000 Micro Inertial Navigation System (MINAV)

The EMCORE-OrionTM EN-1000 high-precision Micro Inertial Navigation System (MINAV) is developed primarily for applications where navigation aids such as GPS are unavailable or denied. EMCORE’s advanced technology has enabled the unit to provide performance close to that of a traditional RLG INS with 1/3 the Size, Weight and Power (SWaP).

The EMCORE-OrionTM MINAV is a state-of-the-art, fiber optic gyro-based Inertial Navigation System incorporating EMCORE’s proprietary integrated optics devices to enhance performance, providing standalone aircraft grade navigator performance in 1/3 the size of competing systems. There is an option for internal or external GPS. In a GPS denied environment the EN-1000 MINAV will gyrocompass to approximately 1.5 milliradian.

The unit is designed to operate as a navigator or very precise Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and provides lower noise and greater stability than competitor INS or IMUs in a similar volume. Its low SWaP makes it the ideal inertial navigation system for drones/UAVs and dismounted soldier applications.


  • Three-axis, precision closed loop FOG using EMCORE’s proprietary FOG transceiver that enhances performance, Increases relability and lowers cost
  • FOG sensor coil diameters are optimized for navigation
  • State-of-the art electronics
  • Factory programmable I/O with exceptional flexibility with options for IMU, navigation or combined data
  • More economical than competing systems


  • Inertial navigation system for UAVs/drones
  • Dismounted soldier applications
  • Applications where GPS is unavailable
  • Aeronautics and aviation
  • Ground vehicle navigation