Inertial Measurement Unit/IMU and Vertical Gyro
Inertia-Link® is a high-performance Inertial Measurement Unit and Vertical Gyro utilizing miniature MEMS sensor technology. It combines a triaxial accelerometer, triaxial gyro, temperature sensors, and an on-board processor running a sophisticated sensor fusion algorithm.
Inertia-Link® offers a range of output data quantities from fully calibrated inertial measurements (acceleration & angular rate or deltaAngle & deltaVelocity vectors) to computed orientation estimates (pitch & roll or rotation matrix). All quantities are fully temperature compensated and corrected for sensor misalignment. The angular rate quantities are further corrected for G-sensitivity and scale factor non-linearity to third order.
Inertia-Link's communications interface hardware is contained in a separable module, and can therefore be easily customized. Currently available interface modules include a wireless transceiver, USB 2.0, RS232 and RS422. An OEM version is available without the communications interface enabling the sensor to be integrated directly into a host system's circuitboard, providing a very compact sensing solution.
The 3DM-GX2® Software Development Kit (SDK) provides application builders with robust protocols and source code samples to operate the Inertia-Link® and 3DM-GX2® orientation sensors. The SDK includes a complete Data Communications Protocol manual, a detailed Users manual, ANSI C Implementation and API. Sample applications demonstrating many protocol commands are provided with fully-commented source code for Microsoft® Visual Studio C++ 2003/2008 Express, LabVIEW® 7.1.1, Microsoft® Visual Studio Visual Basic 2005 and Microsoft® Visual Basic 6.0.