Inertial Surveying System
EMCORE’s Improved Position and Azimuth Determining System (IPADS) is an inertial surveying system developed to meet today’s demanding U.S. Army and Marine Corps survey needs. Survey operations functionality, navigational accuracy, transportability, survivability and affordability requirements drove the system design.
EMCORE’s IPADS provides significant enhancements for today’s Army and Marine Corps survey teams. While meeting PADS accuracy and environmental requirements, IPADS offers a proven, reliable, lightweight, off-the-shelf solution developed around four main components.
> Compact Position/Navigation Unit (CPNU)
> Control and Display Unit (CDU)
> Battery and Charger Unit (BCU)
> Porro Prism Assembly (PPA)
All components are housed in a robust frame that allows for easy component access and stability, while facilitating a ready, two-person transfer between vehicles and aircraft.