SPAN® IMUs

SPAN® Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs)

SPAN® technology tightly couples NovAtel's GNSS receiver technology with an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). We market a variety of IMUs from leading IMU manufacturers to provide our customers the opportunity to select an IMU that delivers the accuracy or price point their application requires.

SPAN-MEMS IMUs

For space constrained applications, SPAN systems that use our interface card to couple SPAN GNSS receiver boards to a range of light weight, compact MEMS IMUs.

IMU-CPT

Stand-alone OEM IMU based on NovAtel's SPAN-CPT. Comprised of fiber-optic gyros and MEMS accelerometers.

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IMU-KVH1750

The IMU-KVH1750 with NovAtel’s GNSS technology provides continuous 3D position, velocity and attitude solution.

IMU-LN200

Tactical grade, low noise IMU combines with NovAtel’s GNSS technology to provide 3D position, velocity and attitude solution.

IMU-ISA-100C

High performance tactical grade IMU combines with NovAtel's GNSS technology to deliver 3D position, velocity and attitude solutions.

UIMU-H58

Economical, tactical grade OEM IMUs from Honeywell.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

UIMU-H62

Economical, tactical grade OEM IMUs from Honeywell.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

What is an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)?


An IMU is made up of six complimentary sensors arrayed on three orthogonal axes, each axes has an accelerometer and gyroscope which allows an IMU to measure its precise relative movement in 3D space.

How do IMUs Work?


The accelerometers measure linear acceleration and the gyroscopes measure rotational acceleration. This information allows the IMU to measure its precise relative movement in 3D space. IMU measurements are also able to provide an angular solution about the three axes.

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SPAN® IMUs

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