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EMCORE-OrionTM Series Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)

The EMCORE-OrionTM EN-1000i/2000i Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) have been developed primarily for high-precision aerospace and defense applications. EMCORE’s advanced technology has enabled the units to provide ultra high-performance comparable or exceeding competing systems at 1/3 the Size, Weight and Power (SWaP).

The EMCORE-OrionTM series is a state-of-the-art, fiber optic gyro-based IMU and Inertial Navigation System (INS) platform incorporating EMCORE’s proprietary integrated optics devices that enhance performance and reliability at lower cost than competing systems. The options for IMU or INS operation provides customers the flexibility to choose the performance level tailored to their application.

The EMCORE-OrionTM EN-1000i/2000i IMU design provides lower noise and greater stability than competitor IMUs at a significantly lower volume. The low SWaP makes it an ideal inertial navigation platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), manned aircraft, rotorcraft, dismounted soldier applications and more.

Features

  • 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 high-precision navigation
  • Three precision traditional mechanical accelerometers
  • Next-generation Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) electronics
  • Factory programmable I/O with exceptional flexibility with options for IMU, navigation or combined data

APPLICATIONS

  • UAVs, drones, UUVs
  • Manned aircraft and rotorcraft
  • Dismounted soldier applications
  • Ground vehicle navigation
  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Aeronautics and civil aviation
  • Applications where GPS is unavailable