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Freitag, 09 Mai 2014 iVRU-CB-M: MEMS based INS/GPS attitude, heading & motion reference system for UAV, AUV and AGV

iVRU-CB-M: Rugged MEMS based INS/GPS system verified in extensive flight test campaign

iVRU-CB-M: Performance test executed on helicopter (UAS)

iMAR's iVRU-CB-M is a miniaturized System, containing MEMS based inertial sensors and an integrated GNSS receiver. It provides CAN and RS422 UART Interfaces with up to 100 Hz data rate. It can use its internal GPS receiver or it can be aided by iDAGOS, our dual-antenna GNSS System, which can also provide heading in even very low & no dynamic environment. iVRU-CB-M is made for applications which require reliable performance in a small package and simple usage.

The test report, containing 3 different flights, is available under the following link for download. The iVRU-CB-M had been tested against both, a FOG based and RLG based system, where the reference data of the FOG and RLG based systems had been processed additionally in post-processing using RTK aiding to have an accurate reference available.

The iVRU-CB-M was operated online without any ground station based GNSS reference data.

The iVRU-CB-M together with our iMAG-DMC-LS is also accepted from the Swiss Aviation Authorities (FOCA / BAZL) to be used inside of the SolarImpulse II aircraft on its famous trip around the whole earth  as the main Pilot Assistance System (attitude, heading, Position, velocity, rates and acceleration). The challenge fr the Solar Impulse airplane was light weight and low power at superior and reliable performance. Details see www.solarimpulse.com .

Further information:

Test Report:Flight tests of MEMS based iVRU-CB-M, compared agaiinst FOG based and RLG based systems
Datasheet iVRU-CB-M:Very compact INS/GNSS MEMS based inertial measurement system, used e.g. for UAV navigation and control (AHRS) or autonomous vehicle guidance (AGV) tasks for land and marine applications
Datasheet iVRU-SN-M:Very compact INS/GNSS MEMS based low noise high bandwidth inertial measurement system, designed e.g. for UAV navigation, guidance and control, AHRS function or autonomous vehicle guidance (AGV) tasks for land and marine applications

Dienstag, 22 April 2014 iIPSC-MSG-130 EOTS Tracker: View into the shelter, operator's control desk iIPSC-MSG-130 stabilized gimbal with IR & DL camera, LRF and several multi purpose interfaces

Gyro Stabilized Tracking System (EOTS) delivered to ArmaSuisse

iIPSC-MSG-130: Gyro Stabilized Electro Optical Tracking System for Multi Purpose Payloads

iMAR delivered a customized electro optical tracking System (EOTS) of type iIPSC-MSG-130 to ArmaSuisse, the Swiss Defence Authorities.
The platform is fully two axes gyro stabilized including video tracking (iOET²) capability, true north alignment, joystick control and provides an open interface to ArmaSuisse' computer system.
The iIPSC-MSG-130 can carry up to 130 kg customized payload, like daylight and IR cameras, Laser range finder, RF antennas and other classified equipment.

The tracking gimbal is integrated into an advanced container device (ACD) with vertical lift platform (see linked video) to support a mobile operation during national and international tracking campaigns.

The first campaign, where this system participated, had been NATO TRIAL EMBOW XIV 2014 in France in spring 2014.

EMBOW XIV Participation of ARMASUISSE using iMAR's iIPSC-MSG-130 - see more here...

Video of tracking iIPSC-MSG-130 (145 MByte)   (c) iMAR Navigation GmbH


Contact iMAR Sales Team for detailed information.
Dienstag, 15 April 2014 Subsea Weapon Attitude Heading Reference

iMAR is contracted for 100+ Systems for Subsea Weapon Navigation and Control

iTNAV: Torpedo Navigation System

iMAR recently received contracts to deliver about 100+ AHRS systems for underwater weapon system guidance and control. The contract contains an additional significant option for further Systems to be delivered.

The iTNAV and its derivates are used as the primary navigation and guidance sensor in new built systems as well as for replacements of traditional mechanical gyroscopes in system upgrades.



Contact iMAR Sales Team for detailed information.
Donnerstag, 10 April 2014 iDAGOS, iATTHEMO: Dual Antenna True Heading References True North / True Heading Providing System

Dual-Antenna Attitude / Heading Reference System: iDAGOS, iATTHEMO

iDAGOS & iATTHEMO: True North related Heading, based on Dual Antenna GNSS

iDAGOS is a miniaturized dual-antenna GNSS compass to provide true heading with up to 20 Hz. It is made for applications which require reliable performance in a small package and simple usage.

With iATTHEMO iMAR has launched also a devation of iDAGOS, which caontains additional an IMU and a Kalman filter based data Fusion, all integrated on a low power high efficient Signal processing unit.

Features of iDAGOS and iATTHEMO:

  • True Heading with up to 20 Hz data rate due to Dual Antenna GNSS, using L1L2 GPS
  • WGS84 position & velocity with up to 20 Hz as an option
  • iATTHMOS provides additionally position, velocity, roll / pitch (attitude) and system status with up to 200 Hz.

Further information:

Datasheet iDAGOS:True Heading GNSS Based Sensor
Datasheet iATTHEMO:Very compact True Heading GNSS based inertial Navigation and Motion Reference System (AHRS)

Dienstag, 18 März 2014 iMAR Booth 2013

iMAR auf der Safety Expo 2014

iMAR at Safety Expo 2014 in May 2014 in Aschaffenburg / Germany

In May 2014 iMAR will present its leading automotive related testing, verification and navigation products at SAFETY EXPO 2014 during the SAFETY WEEK in Aschaffenburg / Germany. Presented products will be e.g. iTraceRT-F400, iNAV-RQT, iTraceRT-M200, iVRU-FQ, iVRU-CFM, iµVRU, iTURTLE, iPACK and iREF.

We are looking forward to meet you in Aschaffenburg to discuss your demands and to show you our high performance Solutions in Navigation & Control.

Safety Expo 2014, Booth 33 (20.-22.05.2014 Stadthalle Aschaffenburg, Germany)"

Dienstag, 11 Februar 2014 iSSMC-HC: Heave Compensation and Dynamic Positioning

iSSMC-HC: Heave Compensation and Dynamic Positioning for Work Ships

iSSMC: Sensors, Controllers and Design Support for Heave Compensators and Dynamic Positioning

iMAR provides INS/GNSS based systems for Heave Compensation and Dynamic Control. In a co-operation with a well-known German ship builder iMAR is in process to apply its control and sensor technology as well as its iSSMC control system on offshore service vessels for wind mill maintenance and service applications.

The picture shows the dynamic docking and heave compensation (i.e. keeping the working platform at constant height and vertical alignment) of such service vessel at a wind turbine (click on the figure to expand it's size).

The installation of the patented system architecture allows significant higher efficiency of service vessels or wind turbine shuttles, fuel saving due to the usage of light-weight vessels and significant improvement of the safetiness of the service staff. The system contains the inertial and auxilliary sensors, the interfaces to the hydraulic and electric system, the data fusion and control including dynamic positioning and heave / surge / sway / pitch / roll and heading control, the bridge control and alarming system. iMAR also provides consultation in the hydraulic and electric design of the lift and thrusters systems of the vessel incl. a full dynamic system simulation.

Rolling Jack in Manufacturing - Press Release, 02/2014"

Mittwoch, 22 Januar 2014 Autonomous Driving 2014 in Berlin <br> iMAR is Business Partner and Sponsor

iMAR auf der AUTONOMOUS DRIVING 2014 in Berlin

iMAR on AUTONOMOUS DRIVING - The Future of ADAS 2014 in Berlin / Germany

In February 2014 iMAR presents its leading automotive related surveying and ADAS verification Systems on the AUTONOMOUS DRIVING - The Future of ADAS 2014 in Berlin, located at RAMADA Hotel.

iMAR is Sponsor and Business Partner of this top-level event (27.-28.02.2014 in Berlin).

Presented products will be iTraceRT-F400, iNAV-RQT, iTraceRT-M200, iµVRU, iTURTLE, iPACK, iREF.

Web Site of the Top Event "Autonomous Driving 2014"

Montag, 20 Januar 2014 iVRU-CB for vehicle stabilization and navigation

iMAR is contracted for 150+ MEMS based AHRS for UAV navigation (iVRU-CB-M)

iVRU-CB-M: Rugged small size Inertial Measurement System with MEMS Sensors, GPS Receiver and advanced Data Fusion for UAVs

iMAR recently received contracts to deliver 100+ AHRS systems of type iVRU-CB-M for UAV guidance and control.

The iVRU-CB-M contains MEMS based inertial sensors (gyros, accelerometers), a GPS receiver (SBAS capability, EGNOS available), a powerfull miniature processor with an embedded advanced INS/GNSS based data fusion and is fully EMI/EMC protected, designed for environmental impacts according to MIL-STD 810F.

The system replaces mechanical and FOG based gyros on fixed wing as well as on helicopter UAVs / UAS and provides an economic, robust and accurate solution for autonomous guidance and control.

Further information:

Datasheet iVRU-CBwith 4.7 g accelerometer range and 300 deg/s rate range

Mittwoch, 08 Januar 2014 iVRU: Primary Flight Navigation & Control System for UAV / UAS FALCO

UN Mission MONUSCO supported by iMAR UAV navigation systems

iVRU used for UAV Navigation & Control in UN Mission MONUSCO in Congo

iMAR's advanced INS/GNSS System iVRU-FQ is used as Primary Navigation and Control System on the Unmanned Aerial Systems (FALCO UAS) being operated by the United Nations in the Democratic Republik of Congo. For Details see the attached press release.

Further information:

Press Release: iMAR Navigation & Control for UAVs in UN Mission MONUSCO

Selex FALCO UAV, shown at The Commercial UAV Show in London, October 2014

Dienstag, 10 Dezember 2013

Driftless Technology licensed by iMAR

Driftless Technology: Cooperation between iMAR and TNO

iMAR is licensed to use the so-called "Driftless Technology" from TNO to improve inertial sensor accuracy especially for gyro compassing applications.

Press Release:

Driftless Technology exclusively licensed to iMAR Navigation for North Finding applications

Montag, 09 Dezember 2013 InterGeo 2013

iMAR auf der InterGeo 2014 in Berlin

iMAR at InterGeo 2014 in Berlin / Germany

As in the last years, also in October 2014 iMAR will present its leading geodetic and automotive related surveying and navigation related range of products. Presented products will be e.g. iTraceRT-F400, iNAV-RQT, iTraceRT-M200, iVRU-FQ, iVRU-CFM, iµVRU, iTURTLE, iPACK, iREF.

InterGeo 2014, October 2014 in Berlin, Germany)"

Dienstag, 10 September 2013 Automated Driving a ramp speed crossing, controlled by iTraceRT Autonomous driving repeatability demonstration

Bertha Benz: Automated Car Driving embedded in Real Traffic by Daimler AG

iMAR's iTraceRT being used as Safety System for most challenging automated driving

In August 2013 the engineers of Daimler AG demonstrated driving fully autonomously about 100 km non-stop embedded in the current traffic in Germany from Mannheim to Pforzheim with an S 500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE research car. They followed the historical track which had been performed by Bertha Benz exactly 125 years ago, at that time to demonstrate the reliability of the world's first car.

For navigation and control the car had only been equipped with close-to-production sensors. Only as a safety backup, a high performance INS/GNSS deeply coupled navigation system of type iTraceRT from manufacturer iMAR Navigation was installed.

Further information:

Video of Daimler AG about Bertha Benz related automaded driving with iMAR reference equipment (96 MByte)   (c) Daimler AG

Press Release Daimler AG   (c) Daimler AG
iTraceRT-F200 datasheet
iTraceRT-F400 datasheet

Samstag, 13 Juli 2013 iVRU HALAS: Helicopter Test of Flight Director with Winch Operation

HALAS: Helicopter Test of Flight Director with Winch Operation

iSLD-IVC: Flight Director Test Campaign with Winch Operation

iMAR performed a test campaign together with DLR on EC135/FHS helicopter in Brunswik / Germany to demonstrate the Flight Director for helicopter slungload pendulous motion compensation under winch operation. The automatic helicopter control is planned to be demonstrated in Q4/2013.

Further information:

iSLD-IVC Test Campaign in Brunswik
iSLD-IVC Product Overview

Freitag, 19 Juli 2013 iMAR ADAS Testing Car at Testing Range in  Horstwalde / Germany (during Audi Test Session)

New Demonstration & Test Vehicle at iMAR, fully equipped with inertial measurement systems, advanced driver assistance systems etc.

New iMAR Lab Equipment: Audi A6 Test Carrier for automotive ADAS Demonstration and Testing

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are designed to prevent accidents caused by unskilled drivers, external events (collision with pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycle or other hard and soft targets) or due to difficult environment.

Now, iMAR has permanently available a test vehicle (Audi A6) which is equipped with the latest ADAS technology. It is used to demonstrate iMAR's products on the field of the validation and verification of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and to test other navigation and control systems designed and manufactured by iMAR.

Dienstag, 04 Juni 2013 iVRU Strong Customer Interest in iMAR ADAS Testing Products at Automotive Testing Expo 2013 in Stuttgart Strong Customer Interest in iMAR ADAS Testing Products at Automotive Testing Expo 2013 in Stuttgart

Strong Customer Interest in iMAR ADAS Testing Products at Automotive Testing Expo 2013 in Stuttgart

iMAR at Automotive Testing Expo in Stuttgart: Strong Visitor Rush at iMAR Booth

We demonstrated at Automotive Testing Expo our high performance inertial measuement systems of iTraceRT-MVT, iTraceRT-F, iTraceRT-M, iTURTLE and iPack for ADAS testing. The systems convinced our national and international visitors due to the overall system design, because iMAR provides the full technology in house to design and manufacture such systems, i.e. from the gyro and GNSS technology, signal processing and communication up to the full mechanical design.

Furthermore the visitors appreciate the capability of iMAR to deliver the systems, taking also customer's specific requests into account. The systems of type iTraceRT-MVT (Multi Vehicle Testing accoring to EURO NCAP AEB / Autonomous Emergency Braking) are preferred solutions according to accuracy and real-time performance at automotiive manufacturers and ADAS designers.

The systems are presented in the open air area as well as on the booth.

Mittwoch, 22 Mai 2013 iVRU-CB for vehicle stabilization and navigation

iMAR is contracted for 100+ IMS for Straddle Carrier Navigation (iVRU-CB)

iVRU-CB: Rugged Small Size Inertial Measurement System with MEMS Sensors, GPS Receiver, Odometer Interface and advanced Data Fusion

iMAR recently received a contract to deliver 100+ units iVRU-CB for straddle carrier Navigation in Harbor environment.

The iVRU-CB contains MEMS based inertial sensors (gyros, accelerometers), a GPS receiver (SBAS capability, EGNOS available), odometer interface and is fully EMI/EMC protected, designed for environmental impacts according to MIL-STD 810F.

The system replaces MEMS based gyro systems from third Party and provides an economic and accurate solution for land vehicle guidance and control.

Further information:

Datasheet iVRU-CBwith 4.7 g accelerometer range and 300 deg/s rate range

Mittwoch, 15 Mai 2013 iTURTLE: Automatic Controlled Target Carrier for ADAS Testing

iTURTLE: Automatic Controlled Target Carrier for ADAS Testing

iTURTLE: Motion Controlled Target Carrier for ADAS Testing

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are designed to prevent accidents caused by unskilled drivers, external events (collision with pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycle or other hard and soft targets) or due to difficult environment. To test the interaction between an ADAS and such targets, iTURTLE is used.

Further information:

iTURTLE Datasheet
ADAS Testing with iTraceRT and iTURTLE

Montag, 15 April 2013 iVRU iMAG-DMC-LS iMADC

Avionics Suite for UAV and Small Aircraft

iAvionicsSuite: Equipment for Aircraft, UAV and Helicopter Stabilization, Navigation and Control

Providing attitude heading reference systems (AHRS), air data computers (ADC) and magnetometers (MAG) for aviation applications, iMAR also provides the entire set to equip unmanned air vehicles (UAV) or small aircraft (CS23, CS25) or helicopters with such systems.

Further information:

iAvionicsSuite

Montag, 15 April 2013 iVRU

iMAR exhibits at SENSOR + TEST 2013 in Nürnberg

iMAR exhibits its Products at Intl. Fair SENSOR + TEST 2013

Join us in Nuremberg 14. - 16. May 2013 at SENSOR + TEST 2013, Hall 12, Stand 217 !

We are looking forward to meet you !

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