Autonomous & Unmanned
Vehicle Navigation and Tracking

MicroStrain's cost-effective IMU, AHRS and GNSS/INS sensors are a trusted product in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), and Drone navigation and tracking. Our miniature, lightweight sensors can be deployed in a variety of defense and commercial autonomous platforms to improve the accuracy and reliability of navigation and tracking.

With industry-leading size, weight, and power consumption, MicroStrain inertial sensors offer an optimal solution for unmanned land, sea and air vehicles to achieve excellent inertial sensing, vehicle tracking, and antenna pointing performance. All of our sensor systems are factory-calibrated over their full operating temperature range to ensure highly reliable performance between devices.

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Case Studies and Applications

Case Study

ParkerHannifin MicroStrain

MicroStrain inertial sensors help Team Explorer, from Carnegie Mellon and Oregon State University win the first 2019 DARPA challenge event. with both aerial and ground robots.

Case Study

Technology evolves as we improve how information is gathered, analyzed and implemented into various applications. For instance, Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (-VTOL) can take off, hover and land vertically.

White Paper

D. O'Neil, MicroStrain; S. Low, Boeing Military Aircraft Corp.

Immediate data feedback allowed flight engineers to make critical adjustments shortly after each test, enabling multiple tests per day. Previous test programs required week-long delays between flights for data analysis.

Case Study

Dan O'Neil, Steve Low

Aircraft flight test has traditionally been expensive and time consuming to accomplish, requiring complex hardware design and integration and extensive operational test teams to address aircraft downtime for instrumentation maintenance and calibration,

Application Note

Parker MicroStrain 2020

MicroStrain’s miniature, lightweight inertial navigation solutions improve navigational accuracy while reducing power consumption in next-generation unmanned ground vehicles (UGV).

Application Note


MicroStrain® provides high-performance inertial sensing systems with minimal weight,size, and integration barriers

Application Note

Parker Hannifin MicroStrain

Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) operate in extremely demanding environments that require precise and reliable feedback. Inertial navigation solutions must be very accurate...