MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – KVH Industries Inc. in Middletown, R.I., is introducing the P-1775 inertial measurement unit (IMU) for autonomous systems like unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and rockets.
The P-1775 has KVH's photonic integrated chip (PIC) technology with an integrated planar optical chip that replaces individual fiber optic components to simplify production while improving accuracy and performance.
Autonomous applications and unmanned vehicles rely on inertial sensors for accurate navigation, and deliver critical metrics such as angle random walk (ARW) and bias instability. Next-generation driverless cars, which require centimeter-level precision for safety, are the ideal application for KVH's inertial products.
The PIC can deliver 20 times higher accuracy than less expensive MEMS inertial measurement units. The PIC technology will be added to KVH's inertial measurement unit for use across a broad range of applications from navigation to stabilization and pointing.
For more information contact KVH Industries online at www.kvh.com.