We are pleased to announce the introduction to the
MicroStrain range, of the Inertia-Link products. Offered
as both wired USB connection sensors and as a wireless
system, the Inertia-Link® is a high performance Inertial
Measurement Unit (IMU) and Vertical Gyro, utilising
MEMS sensor technology.
The system includes three orthogonal rate gyroscopes, three
orthogonal accelerometers, a microprocessor, data logger, and
in the case of the wireless system, an RF transceiver and aerial.
The orientation range is 360º about all axes (pitch, roll & yaw),
with a typical accuracy of ±0.5º for static test conditions, and
±2.0º for dynamic conditions. Output modes include acceleration
and angular rate, deltaAngle and deltaVelocity, Euler angles
and a rotation matrix.
Applications for this sensor would include unmanned vehicles
and robotic navigation, platform stabilisation, biomechanics
applications, and general attitude sensing. Software is included
in the starter kit for both versions, and an external DC battery
pack is supplied with the wireless kit.