What is an inertial navigation system or inertial measurement system (Google web link)?

01 January 2020
FAQs and Background Information Company Information about iMAR Navigation GmbH Product information News Press Releases What is an inertial navigation system or inertial measurement system?   iMAR Navigation, the innovator for leading inertial systems and solutions for more than 25 years an...

iMAR intends further expanding of Headquarters Facilities early 2021

29 December 2019
The year 2019 was also very successful for iMAR. The management and all teams from production, engineering, purchasing, QA, sales, logistics, support and administration from iMAR Navigation would like to thank our customers and suppliers very much for the good and trustful cooperation during the...

iTURN-2D delivered for advanced airborne communication antenna testing

12 November 2019
A customer specific design of iMAR's multi-axes multi-turn turntable iTURN has been delivered for a customer, who manufactures advanced airborne gyro stabilized telecommunication antennas for commercial airliners. iTURN-2D is designed to carry up to 80 kg payload on an extrawide tabletop in stati...

iMAR sets de-facto Standard for Communication Technology on Proving Grounds

24 October 2019
In the field of active safety testing,  iMAR demonstrated its leading technology for automotive proving ground instrumentation and scenario based testing within the well-known PEGASUS project in 2018. Besides iMAR's advanced automated vehicle control, vehicle localization, dynamic and static...

QGyro: Quantum Optics Inertial Sensor Research

16 October 2019
In October 2019 the project QGyro has started, where iMAR supports the research and development activities of atom interfero,etric inertial sensors. The three years lasting project is a collaboration between the Leibniz University of Hannover, Institut für Quantenoptik (LUH IQ) and Insttut für Er...

iMAR presents extended iSWACO-ARGUS Toolchain

12 October 2019
During last week iMAR demonstrated additional features of the well-known iSWACO-ARGUS toolchain to interested visitors. Seamless import of OpenSCENARIO descriptions are part of this as well as the implementation of sophisticated safety and security features. Also the latest release of the iARGUS-...

measX: MOSES provides Interface for iTraceRT-MVT Series

05 August 2019
iMAR's iTraceRT-MVT series for vehicle dynamics measuring is supported by MOSES, a leading vehicle dynamics test software, made by measX. iTraceRT-MVT is the well-known successor of the iDIS-FMS, which is supported by MOSES already for many years. Both systems are e.g. in daily use at many German...

Betriebsausflug nach Dresden - Company Outing to Dresden

29 June 2019
Der diesjährige Betriebsausflug führte die Mitarbeiter der iMAR Navigation Ende Juni 2019 für 4 Tage von der Saar an die Elbe nach Dresden. Dort standen neben  einer ausführlichen Stadtführung die Besichtigung der Gläsernen Manufaktur von VW und eine sehr interessante Führung durch das Zentrum f...

ZalaZONE Proving Ground - iMAR demonstrates with 5G communication

20 May 2019
After we demonstrated the new seamless workflow for safeguarding for highly automated driving cars during the PEGASUS Symposium together with AUDI AG on the Volkswagen proving ground in Ehra-Lessien / Germany just last week, we had been invited to demonstrate an even more complex setup during the...

iMAR celebrates delivery of 1'000th unit of iVRU-CB-M

14 May 2019
iMAR has celebrated the manufacturing and delivery of the 1000th IMS of type iVRU-CB-M. It contains a MEMS based IMU, an integrated GNSS receiver, interfaces for an external GNSS receiver and to the vehicle's odometer. It is e.g. used in industrial automation as well as in harbor applications.  ...

PEGASUS Press Release: Safe the Date for the Final Event in Ehra-Lessien

01 May 2019
In order for functions for the safeguarding of highly-autmated vehicles to be approved, new quality standards and methods had been developed in the recent 3 years – through the close cooperation between the automotive industry and innovative, agile engineering companies. This is what the PEGASUS ...

FLAIT Mobility System presented on CAR Symposium 2019 in Bochum

08 February 2019
iMAR is in process to integrate its positioning and vehicle guidance & control technology into the FLAIT Fast-Lane Artificial-Intelligence Transportation System. The FLAIT Mobility System contains an advanced vehicle design for efficient public transportation of individuals as well as for las...

iMAR invests in highly advanced GNSS Simulator

28 December 2018
The SKYDEL GNSS simulation software is known as one of the best solutions for flexible real-time testing of GNSS engines. NOFFZ in Germany now provides a turnkey solution based on the SKYDEL software, a software defined radio, a GPU and the required support electronics. This allows running indivi...

iMAR contracted to deliver navigation for German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance

21 December 2018
iMAR is contracted in 12/2018 to equip all 338 CBRN vehicles of the German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katasprophenhilfe, BBK) with the well-known navigation and localization system iNAT-M200/MLD. CBRN stands for the detection a...

A smooth ride through the English Channel

17 October 2018
Another catamaran vessel now benefits from the reliable and high performance of our ship motion damping Ride Control.  The system, jointly developed and supplied with our Dutch partner KWANT controls B.V., was installed on-board during an extensive retrofit of the vessel last week. The Ride Cont...

iMAR presents iSWACO-ARGUS on ADAC Test Track in Schlüsselfeld and in CERMcity

21 September 2018
iMAR has shown that complex testing of highly automated driving vehicles with several synchronized participants is possible in a highly accurate and repeatable manner. In cooperation with 4active Systems, a future EuroNCAP Jjunction Scenario, comprising of two 4a Soft Crash Targets and iMAR’s se...

Magnetometer Calibration Facilities expanded

21 September 2018
iMAR manufactures precise 3D magnetometers with integrated IMU already since a longer time. Now a new, iron-free, fully magnetic clean calibration facilities has been installed at the iMAR headquarters in St. Ingbert which allows an even more automated calibration of magnetometers, unaffected by ...

iMAR wins contract to deliver INS for Air Defence and Target Acquisition Radar

21 August 2018
iMAR wins the contract to deliver more than a dozen of iPRENA-III systems for the precise radar antenna pointing application for the mobile radar system of a well-known European manufacturer.  The system consists of the mature iPRENA RLG based  INS/GNSS system with gyro compassing capability, in...

ABD approves iMAR's iNAT and iTraceRT-MVT systems for its own applications

10 August 2018
Anthony Best Dynamics (ABD) has launched an Approval Certificate which certifies the compatibility of the system families of iNAT and iTraceRT-MVT by iMAR Navigation with ABD robot systems. Successful Ethernet communication and path following was demonstrated in August 2018.  This allows users o...

GPS Week Rollover in April 2019

10 August 2018
 On April 6, 2019, the transmitted GPS week number in the navigation message of GPS will rollover from 1023 to 0. Recently manufactured / delivered GNSS receivers inside of iMAR products should not be affected by this issue.  In case you detect any data inconsistency, please contact our support ...

AUDI AG cooperates with iMAR Navigation in PEGASUS for advanced Proving Ground Installation

09 August 2018
AUDI AG has decided within the context of the wellknown PEGASUS project to enter into a deep cooperation with iMAR Navigation to develop and implement advanced testing facilities for highly and fully automated driving vehicles.  Link: Demonstration of proving ground instrumentation with generali...

iMAR wins order to deliver iSULONA-V for a Fleet of 60 MAN Heavy Tactical Recovery Vehicles (HTRV)

12 February 2018
In early 2018 iMAR delivered the first batches of iSULONA-V against an order of 60 systems. A fleet of HTRVs (Heavy Tactical Revovery Vehicles) will be equipped with these systems, which allow a precise localization, using GNSS aiding or (in case of GNSS unavailability) also waypoint aided naviga...

iMAR delivers the first dozen of INS for COBRA Counter Battery Radar

15 January 2018
iMAR just delivered the 12th iPRENA-M-H system, a high performance INS/GNSS/ODO inertial navigation, localization and surveying system. This system is a replacement of the "historical" DRU / MAPS modular azimuth position system, which is out of production by several vendors since a longer time no...

PEGASUS Press Release: Safe the Date!

20 October 2017
In order for functions for the safeguarding of highly-autmated vehicles to be approved, new quality standards and methods must be developed in the coming years – through the close cooperation between the research and industry fields. This is what the PEGASUS joint project, funded by the German Go...

iMAR Navigation with Softing AG at ELIV Exhibition

20 October 2017
Softing AG, a well-known manufacturer of testing systems, invited iMAR to show their iNAT-M200 within Softing's racing car together with the SMT system. Recently both companies have demonstrated on the Nürburgring, how trajectories and dynamic behavior of racing cars can be measured and visualiz...

iMAR wins Airbus' "SkyTrack" programme

20 October 2017
Airbus Industries has selected iMAR's iNAT-FSLG-01 INS/GNSS measurement system to be the future motion reference and trajectory analysis system to be used at Airbus for all major flight testing activities.  The first two systems of the contract for the "SkyTrack" called programme have been deliv...

iMAR Navigation at Automotive Testing Expo 2017 in Stuttgart

23 June 2017
In June 2017 iMAR exhibited at Automotive Testing Expo in Stuttgart / Germany and presented its proving ground equipment for testing & verification of vehicles up to SAE level 5. We also presented, besides our traditional systems of type  iTraceRT, our system family iTraceRT-MVT, iNAT-FSSG, i...

iSWACO-ARGUS: The Toolchain for Efficient Testing of Highly Automated Vehicles on the Road

04 June 2017
For more than 25 years iMAR is a leading company providing strapdown inertial reference systems for testing automotive driver-assistance systems and for driver comfort testing on highest and most durable performance level. The introduction of highly and fully automated vehicles (i.e. from "hands...

iMAR wins Tech.AD Award 2018 for iSWACO-ARGUS

04 June 2017
The Automotive Tech.AD is the No. 1 European event on technical challenges for vehicle automation L4+. It is Europe’s leading knowledge exchange platform bringing together every year in Berlin / Germany 350+ stakeholders who are playing an active role in the vehicle automation scene. Topics are T...

iMAR sponsoring "fire brigade project" at local school in St. Ingbert

01 June 2017
The local integrated school of Rohrbach / St. Ingbert has started a new project: Together with the local volunteer fire brigade they founded a project group for about 20 pupils to stimulate their interest in technology in combination with reinforcing their social engagement to be a helper for peo...

iANARO-RQT-M / iNAT-M-X: Navigation for Hardrock Drilling and Mining

21 May 2017
iMAR launched the first system of a special hard-rock resistant design for specific hard-rock drilling applications and mining tasks. The system includes high performance optical gyroscopes and a special internal vibration isolation. It is designed to operate several months without interruption i...

Airbus Helicopters uses iNAT-RQT for Aircraft Testing & Certification

21 September 2016
The iNAT-RQT-4003 is now also used by Airbus Helicopters to acquire the full flight motion dynamics in the test field to assist the qualification and certification of their helicopters. The iNAT-RQT-4003 is an advanced INS/GNSS system with ring laser gyro performance, which allows the online out...

Heavy Weight Torpedo AHRS & Navigation System iTNAV-06: 400 units delivered

21 September 2016
Since now more than 15 years iMAR manufactures and deliveres highly accurate and robust inertial navigation systems for torpedoes into many naval applications worldwide. In December 2017 the manufacturing of the 400th system of type iTNAV-06 had been counted.  With the continuous delivery over m...

Delivery of 500th Magnetic Wheel Sensor iMWS

21 September 2016
Since more than 10 years iMAR manufactures the iMWS wheel speed sensor and this month we manufactured the 500th of it. For skilled integrators, following the instruction manual step by step, the integration of this sensor on the rim of the wheel is much faster than to integrate a full incremental...

iNAT-M200/SLN on DESIRO Train

22 July 2016
iMAR performed successfully a several days test campaign on a regional train of type DESIRO to demonstrate the high peformance and reliability of the iNAT-M200 system with its integrated INS/GNSS/ODO based data fusion. The iNAT-M200 is used for train localizatin as well as for attitude & head...

iMAR erects Memorial in St. Ingbert in H. Anschütz-Kaempfe's honour, Inventor of Gyro Compass

19 July 2016
1908 the first time ever a gyro compass had been used as a true heading reference - it had been on the German cruise ship SMS Deutschland. 1908 wurde erstmals ein Kreiselkompaß auf einem Schiff als Nordreferenz eingesetzt - es war auf dem deutschen Linienschiff SMS Deutschland. The inventor of ...

iSWACO-M200: Navigation and Vehicle Controller for Swarm Control

01 July 2016
Swarm Control is a most important application for highly autonomous operating vehicles. All vehicles have to operate within a shared space, a joined task has to be fulfilled and therefore the trajectory control of each swarm member (e.g. autonomous marine vessels, unmanned airborne vehicles, high...

iMAR expands lab by powerful Hexapod for Testing Sensors and Stabilized Platforms

03 June 2016
Rate tables or turn tables are used to measure and calibrate inertial sensors and systems regarding angular rates or orientation in space, but they are not suitable to perform tests regarding linear motion or acceleration, as they are required for translational motion testing or tumbling motion t...

Pegasus: Test Procedures for Highly Automated Driving

13 February 2016
Das deutsche Bundeswirtschaftsministerium hat in 01/2016 den Startschuss für das Forschungsprojekt Pegasus gegeben, das Teststandards für selbstfahrende Autos entwickeln soll. PEGASUS steht in diesem Kontext für: Projekt zur Etablierung von generell akzeptierten Gütekriterien, Werkzeugen und Me...

TRACE: Enabling Consumer Electronics for Automotive Aplications

11 February 2016
in 2015 iMAR had been invited by leading European car manufacturers as well as TIER1 / TIER2 suppliers to provide its deep knowledge about using industrial as well as military and commercial inertial sensor technologies in all areas of applications, to assist the European TRACE consortium develop...

SBB uses iNAT-RQT on MEWA12 to survey Gotthard Base Tunnel

12 October 2015
Der Funkmesswagen MEWA12 der Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) wird verwendet, um die kommerziellen sowie sicherheitsrelevanten Funknetze (GSM-R) auf Gleistrassen zu vermessen und freizugeben. Eine besondere meßtechnische Herausforderung für SBB ist die Vermessung in langen Tunneln (z.B. Gotthar...

A Memorial to the Inventor of the Gyro Compass H. Anschütz-Kaempfe

24 July 2015
1908 wurde erstmals ein Kreiselkompaß auf einem Schiff als Nordreferenz eingesetzt - es war auf dem deutschen Linienschiff SMS Deutschland. Erfinder des Kreiselkompasses ist der 1872 in Zweibrücken geborene Hermann Anschütz-Kaempfe. Ohne ein solches "Gyro Compassing" zur präzisen Navigation wäre...

iMAR Technology for ProScan, p3d's most advanced Kinematic Laser Scanning Solution

12 June 2015
p3d Systems, a worldwide leading company providing kinematic laser scanning solutions for advanced surveying applications, launches their latest product ProScan. The product is based on p3d's most sophisticated system design and application software, supported by iMAR's advanced inertial measurem...

iNAPAD: Position & Azimuth Determining System (PADS)

14 May 2015
iNAPAD is a high precise system for Navigation, Positioning and Azimuth Determination. It can be applied in any kind of vehicles, used by mobile survey teams in military environment. The main tasks of such survey teams is the determination of position in operational areas as well as the orientat...

iNetGo: Data Modem to receive 2G/3G GNSS GBAS Corrections

12 May 2015
iMAR launches a new miniaturized fully automated data modem, supporting GSM / GPRS / NTRIP communication to provide RTK and DGPS correction data in real-time from data Networks like SAPOS / AXIO-NET / ASCOS. The iNetGo is working with all iMAR GNSS proucts and also with third party GNSS products...

iMAR installs a ZEISS CONTURA Coordinate Measuring Machine

18 February 2015
For precise surveying applications using inertial or optical sensors, beside of a highly accurate time stamping and synchronization of all measurement data an most accurate mechanical reference of the systems is required for a seamless integration of the navigation Systems into the user's applica...

iMAR at Red Bull Air Race with iµVRU based Trajectory Surveying

14 February 2015
The inertial measurement System iµVRU is used in this application for precise monitoring of the flight trajectory (3D position, velocity, roll, pitch, heading, attitude, load factor, acceleration, angular rates) of highly agile aircrafts at Red Bull Air Race. iMAR's low weight high accurate INS/G...

iMAR at Red Bull Air Race with iNAT-M200/SLN (Ascot / Lausitz / Indy 2016)

14 February 2015
Since 2 years Matthias Dolderer, the German aerobatic pilot of the Red Bull AirRace Master Class World Championship, uses sucessfully iMAR Navigation equipment for flight path optimization and demonstrated the advantages of using our INS/GNSS measurement data by becoming the 2016 World Champion a...

Audi Autonomous Piloted Driving: 240 km/h with iTraceRT-F400 on Hockenheimring

18 October 2014
In October 2014 the engineers of Audi AG and iMAR Navigation GmbH demonstrated automous driving at high speed on the wellknown Hockenheimring in Germany. Audi demonstrates its "piloted driving concept" during the DTM race at October 19th 2014 by driving fully autonomously with up to 240 km/h. Th...

iMAR feiert Richtfest des 3. Bauabschnitts

02 September 2014
Wir haben mit 90 Gästen und Mitarbeitern das Richtfest unseres 3. Bauabschnitts gefeiert. Hier entstehen neue Flächen für Fertigung, Entwicklung und Lager. Besonderheiten des neuen Gebäudes, das mit einer Fußgängerbrücke an die Bestandsgebäude angebunden ist, sind eine 7 m hohe Montagehalle, Sch...

iMAR starts design & manufacturing work within the new erected third building

02 September 2014
In May 2014 we started to build up our third building at our headquarter's area in St. Ingbert and now, end of December 2014, we are proud to start operation inside. With this building we expand our space being usable for design and manufacturing significantly. The new building provides addition...

iPEGASUS-SHP: Transfer Alignment System now also with Miniaturized Measurement Head

15 August 2014
iPEGASUS is a leading gyro based Transfer Alignment System, being a standard in aircraft industries, naval applications and industrual surveying tasks. It is used to transfer a 3D alignment (relative roll, pitch, yaw) from one subject to another subject with an accuracy of better than 0.01 deg. ...

iMAR auf dem DVW Seminar in Hamburg

08 July 2014
Am 19. September hält iMAR auf dem DVW Seminar "Multi-Sensor-Systeme" an der HafenCity-Universität Hamburg einen Gastvortrag zum Thema "Inertiale Sensoren in der Navigation (low-cost - higzh-end). Further information: Flyer zur Veranstaltung des DVW

E-Bike and PedelecTesting with iµVRU

07 June 2014
iMAR is a well-known market leader providing most accurate inertial measurement systems for automotive ADAS verification like ABS testing or adjustment of automatic vehicle damper control. Using the iµVRU, a very low power consuming and only 50 grams light weight INS/GPS system with advanced onl...

Gyro Stabilized Tracking System (EOTS) delivered to ArmaSuisse

23 April 2014
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...

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

16 April 2014
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...

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

10 April 2014
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 Kalma...

iMAR auf der Safety Expo 2014

18 March 2014
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 iR...

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

11 February 2014
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 serv...

iMAR auf der AUTONOMOUS DRIVING 2014 in Berlin

22 January 2014
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 product...

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

21 January 2014
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 I...

UN Mission MONUSCO supported by iMAR UAV navigation systems

08 January 2014
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 Navi...

Driftless Technology licensed by iMAR

11 December 2013
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

iMAR auf der InterGeo 2014 in Berlin

09 December 2013
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, Oct...

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

11 September 2013
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 e...

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

19 July 2013
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) ...

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

04 June 2013
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 t...

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

22 May 2013
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, d...

Avionics Suite for UAV and Small Aircraft

16 April 2013
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: iAvionics...

HALAS: Helicopter Test of Flight Director with Winch Operation

16 April 2013
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.

iTURTLE: Automatic Controlled Target Carrier for ADAS Testing

15 April 2013
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, iTU...

iMAR exhibits at SENSOR + TEST 2013 in Nürnberg

15 April 2013
Join us in Nuremberg 14. - 16. May 2013 at SENSOR + TEST 2013, Hall 12, Stand 217 ! We are looking forward to meet you !

iMAG-DMC-LS: Robust 3D Magnetometer for UAVs, Aviation and Defense

17 January 2013
With the iMAG-DMC-LS iMAR provides a highly rugged 3D Magnetometer for UAV control, defence and general aviation applications. It comes with an integrated EMI/EMC filtering and power conditioning as well as environmental protection according to MIL-STD-810F (incl. helicopter vibration level) . Po...

iMAR exhibits at AUTOMOTIVE TESTING EXPO 2013 in Stuttgart

16 January 2013
Join us in Stuttgart 04. - 06. June 2013 at AUTOMOTIVE TESTING EXPO 2013, Stand C2004 ! We are looking forward to meet you !

iVRU-FSAQ: Tactical Grade AHRS in FOG Technology, 1 deg/hr and 2 mg

08 January 2013
With the iVRU-FSAQ iMAR provides a rugged 6D inertial AHRS system, based on FOG technology and servo accelerometers (Q Flex type and MEMS type available as factory set options). It is designed for general stabilization tasks (up to 1'200 Hz data rate) as well as for UAV and OPV control,...

Low cost micro size IMU / IMS with gyros, accelerometers, GPS, magnetometer, barometer, odometer, USB, RS232, CAN (iµIMU / iµVRU)

20 August 2012
With its iµIMU iMAR presents a low cost micro IMU for multi purpose applications, which is equipped with 3 MEMS gyroscopes, 3 MEMS accelerometers, magnetometer, barometer (altitude), odometer interface and integrated GPS engine. iµIMU supports a plug&play integration into the user application...

ADAS Verification Tool: iTraceRT for Automotive Testing

08 June 2012
iMAR demonstrates the probably most advanced test method for car safety to the international press. The system supports the motion analysis of several vehicles (EGO and ALTER) to verify and optimize advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). It contains of one set of iTraceRT-F400, wireless data ...

iTraceRT: Testing of Motorcycles in Rugged Environment

11 May 2012
A paparazzo acquired the photograph shown on the right side: A motorcycle is tested under high dynamic environment using an iMAR iTraceRT-F400 GNSS aided inertial measurement system (class: 2 cm accuracy). The iTraceRT is a market leading system for testing vehicle dynamics as well as Advanced D...

Neigungsanzeige für Pkw und SUVs (Audi A6 allroad)

12 April 2012
iMAR liefert die Algorithmik für die Neigungsanzeige des Audi A6 allroad. Die hierfür speziell von iMAR entwickelten Algorithmen erlauben trotz der Verwendung vergleichsweise einfacher fahrzeuginterner Inertialsensorik eine hohe Winkelgenauigkeit und Zuverlässigkeit der Anzeige auch im dynamische...

iIMU-FCAI: Inertial Measurement System with low ARW Gyros and Accelerometers

10 February 2012
iMAR has launched a version of its well-known iIMU-FCAI, which comes up with an extended EMI/EMC protection and slightly rearranged connector position. iIMU-FCAI is a small size IMU con­sisting of 3 low-noise fiber optical gyros (FOG) in closed-loop technology of class 1 deg/hr and 3 s...

iVRU-MM-04: Inertial Measurement and AHRS Unit for Aviation and other Applications

31 January 2012
The iIMU-MM-04 is a MEMS based IMU con­sisting of MEMS gyros of class 10 deg/hr bias stability and 3 accelerome­ter axes of class 2 mg. Major features are: 0.15 deg/sqrt(hr) / 300 µg/sqrt(Hz); short time bias stability at const. temperature (AV) 0.5 °/hr, 0.1 mg. 1’000 Hz and...

iIPSC-MSG-CSP: Stabilization of an Energy Laser on Marine Vessels

22 December 2011
iMAR has been contracted by CASSIDIAN to develop and provide a stabilization platform for stabilizing cameras and energy lasers on marine vessels. The combination of iMAR's inertial geo-referencing technology together with iMAR's experience in image processing and data fusion leads to a robu...

AutoDrop: Accurate Navigation for Swarm operated Sea Floor Shuttles

20 October 2011
iMAR has joined the AutoDrop Development Consortium. The objective of the project is to develop a novel autonomous underwater vehicle that will significantly reduce the cost associated with deployment of sensors and data loggers to the seabed. The vehicle is equipped with sensors or loggers ...

iIPSC-ANTRAD-101: Dynamical Antenna Stabilizer and Positioner Launched

29 August 2011
iMAR has launched the first dynamic antenna stabilization and positioning system of type iIPSC-ANTRAD-101 to a German customer. It is designed to support standard antenna payloads as well as customized antennas to be stabilized on naval and surface vessels. The system contains a si...

iMAR durch LBA gemäß EASA Part 21G zertifiziert (Komponenten-Fertigung Luftfahrt)

10 August 2011
iMAR hat seine Luftfahrtgerätefertigung im August 2011 durch das Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA) gemäß den Anforderungen EASA Part21G (Luftfahrtgerätefertigung gemäß Capability List) auditieren lassen. Aufgrund der erfolgreichen Auditierung ist iMAR nun entsprechend zertifi...

iTraceRT-F400Q: Deeply coupled INS/GPS with full MIL Qualification

29 June 2011
iMAR has launched its deeply coupled INS/GNSS system iTraceRT-F200/400 now also as fully MIL qualified system: iTraceRT-F400Q. It is used in land, sea and airborne applications on manned and unmanned UAV/RPV missions.

Vertical Reference Unit iVRU-Fx without external Aiding Requirements

20 May 2011
A new EKF based algorithm is available for iMAR's iVRU product line, which provides a milestone in performance of unaided Vertical Reference Systems. The algorithm is available for new systems of iVRU series as well as for upgrade. Standard vertical reference systems require magnetic information...

Inertial Navigation System without ITAR restrictions: iNAV-FJI

11 May 2011
An advanced design of iMAR's wellknown fiber optic gyro based general purpose INS/GNSS navigator iNAV-FJI-001-J is now available. It is fully form-fit-function compatible to iMAR's iNAV-RQH systems (ring laser gyro based with extended bias stability) and iMAR's iNAV-FMS-E-DA with dual antenn...

Servo Accelerometers of Class QA2000 / Inertial Sensor

10 April 2011
Starting in May 2011, high performance quartz servo accelerometers of type INN-202 are included in the portfolio of iMAR. These sensors are demonstrated to be of performance class of QA2000 industrial standard. Delivery time is 3 - 4 weeks, no time consuming export license process ...

iIMU-CFM-01: Inertial Measurement Unit for Aviation and AHRS Applications

31 December 2010
The iIMU-CFM-01 is an IMU con­sisting of 3 FOG gyros of class 5 deg/hr bias stability and 3 accelerome­ter axes of class 2 mg, designed according to DO254 and DO160E. Major features are: 0.3 deg/sqrt(hr) / 50 µg/sqrt(Hz); bias stability (AV) 0.2 °/hr, 0.1 mg @ const. temp. 1’000 Hz and 200 H...

Weitere Vergrößerung des Produktions- und Entwicklungsstandortes in St. Ingbert

05 November 2010
Die erfolgreiche Einführung unserer Produkte in weitere nationale und internationale Märkte und Programme sowie die Geschäftsentwicklung in den Bereichen Industrielle Navigations- und Vermessungssysteme und Verteidigungssysteme sowie auch im neuen Geschäftsbereich Luftfahrtsysteme&...

200 Jahre kardanischer Kreisel (Bohnenberger Maschine)

01 October 2010
iMAR unterstützt die Ausstellung "Die Maschine von Bohnenberger", die heute als die weltweit erste Realisierung eines kardanischen Kreiselgerätes angesehen wird. Diese wurde in Tübingen von Prof. Bohnenberger realisiert. In angehängter pdf-Datei findet man ausführliche Details über Gerä...

11 High Performance INS/GPS Systems for South Korea

25 September 2010
To be delivered in Q1 and Q2/2011, iMAR has won a contract from South Korea Ministry of Defense / ADD in September 2010 to deliver eleven (11) INS/GPS navigation platforms of type iNAV-FJI-001 and iNAV-FMS-DA (dual antenna version) with customer / application specific adapted MIL-STD-1553B interf...

Advanced Automated Car Driving with iTraceRT @ Mercedes-Benz

02 September 2010
In May 2010 the engineers of Mercedes-Benz, a trademark of Daimler AG, demonstrated the probably most advanced test method for car safety to the international press. The system, which is designed to use and test series-production vehicles,  is being equipped with iMAR's INS/GNSS  s...

Weapon Station with Video Tracker and Light Weight Stabilized AZ/EL Head

04 June 2010
iMAR designed a weapon station demonstrator which is capable to carry 2 bazookas ("Panzerfaust").It contains all relevant sensors and azimuth / elevation stabilized pan/tilt head for a video tracking autonomous remote controlled operation. It is able to be used for ground vehicle tracking and air...

iMAR's Advanced Kalman Filter for Automotive Infotainment System

25 February 2010
iMAR's advanced Kalman filter signal proessing introduced into high performance automotive series application, using an automotive 6D inertial measureing system im MEMS technoilogy. The application is integrated in the infotainment system of the cars. Further informations: Elektronik Automo...

HANSA SHIP OF THE YEAR 2009 - iMAR Contribution

23 February 2010
iMAR is a wellknown provider of inertial navigation and stabilization systems. SWATH vessels are of special interest due to its damanding requirements and the required customer support in design and integration. See page 21 of the following journal: HANSA SHIPS 2009 (pdf, 4.5 Mbyte) Gene...

India Defence Exhibition 2010

07 February 2010
iMAR exhibits its products and services at India Defence Expo 2010 together with its Indian representative THRIKASA. Click on the picture on the right side to see details.

iMAR invited by iMarEST (Inst. of Marine Eng. Science & Technology)

11 January 2010
iMAR is invited to held a technical presentation about iMAR's advanced ship stabilization and motion control architecture (iSSMC) at the Benelux branch of the IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology). Further informations: Place and Time: Delft Univ. of Technology, ...

Airborne Laser Scanning höchster Genauigkeit

04 November 2009
iMAR demonstriert unter Verwendung des Ringlaser-Inertialmeßsystems iNAV-RQH-AIRSURV (Datenrate 2000 Hz, Bias 0.002 deg/hr, 10 µg) und eines Riegl Laser Scanners (Typ 560) hochgenaues hubschraubergestütztes Lasercanning in Wien. Das iNAV-RQH-AIRSURV liefert mit dem integrierten RTK-L1/L2 DGPS onl...

ABD Steering Robot controlled by iMAR's iTraceRt-F200 INS-RTK System

01 June 2009
iMAR presents its iTraceRT-F200 together with the new interface iSRIF to control steering robots in highly dynamic environment. The system in shown on the exhibition "Automotive Testing". The system is available since mid 2008 and used e.g. at Daimler for driverless testing applications. The syst...

iSSMC für ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Swath Schiff "Helgoland"

01 June 2009
Das SWATH Schiff "Helgoland" wird an den Deutschen Zoll übergeben. Für die Flossen-Stabilisierung ist das System iSSMC von iMAR integriert (Ship Stabilisation and Motion Control). iMAR stellt den Werften und Eignern mit seiner iSSMC Technologie eine neue Dimension der ultra-leichten MEMS-Kreisel-...

iMAR Cultural Sponsoring: "Play Bach" at St. Ingbert on March 29

12 January 2009
Cultural Highlights in St. Ingbert are sponsored by iMAR from time to time. We are pround to announce, that we succeded together with the Patton Stiftung to invide Jacques Loussier and his Trio on 29th March 2009 for a performance in St. Ingbert. Tickets are available on all known sales points.

iMAR certified by TÜV Rheinland regarding EN 9100 / DIN ISO 9001 Quality Management System and by LBA for EASA Part 21G

30 December 2008
The Quality Management System of iMAR had been approved in 2008 by TÜV Rheinland according to the requirements of DIN-ISO 9001 (industrial and defense products) and according to EN 9100 (avionics systems). Due to the approval iMAR is listed as a member of the OASIS database since Q1/2009. Since ...

iSSMC (Schiffs-Stabilisierung) für ThyssenKrupp Marine Systeme

18 December 2008
iMAR gewinnt den Auftrag zur Lieferung des Schiff-Stabilisierungssystems iSSMC (Ship Stabilisation and Motion Control) für zwei Zollschiffe in SWATH-Technologie.Die Boote werden von TKMS nach den Vorschriften des Germanischen Lloyd gebaut. Länge über alles 49 m, Breite auf Spanten 19 m, Seitenhöh...

Erfolgreicher Funktionstest für iSSMC (Schiff-Stabilisierung)

18 September 2008
iMAR hat das Schiff-Stabilisierungssystem iSSMC (Ship Stabilisation and Motion Control) erfolgreich im Wellenkanal der HSVA (Hamburgische Schiffsbau Versuchsanstalt) getestet.Das iSSMC wurde auf einem Swath Schiff implementiert, um dieses bei Seegangs- und Manöver-Tests zu stabilisieren. Die modu...

Inertialmeßsysteme für die Zivil-Luftfahrt

18 September 2008
iMAR wurde mit der Entwicklung und Lieferung von IMUs für die Anwendung "Civil Avionics" zum Einsatz bei einem namhaften Luftfahrzeughersteller beauftragt. iMAR erwartet aus dem langfristigen Liefervertrag Umsätze über etwa die nächsten 10 Jahre.

Qualifikation der iVRU-FA5 bei IABG

18 September 2008
Qualifikation der iVRU-FA5 bei IABG iMAR hat im Juni 2007 das Inertialmeßsystem des Typs iVRU-Fx gemäß MIL-STD 810F, Method 513.5, Proc II (acceleration 6 g), Method 514.5, Proc. I (vibration), Method 516.5, Proc. I (shock during landing) und Method 516.5, Proc. V (shock crash hazard) in den...

Pendeldämpfung von Außenlasten für Helikopter Neuentwicklung von iMAR wird im ZDF gezeigt

18 September 2008
Pendeldämpfung von Außenlasten für Helikopter Neuentwicklung von iMAR wird im ZDF gezeigt. Das ZDF hat im Rahmen der Sendereihe "Abenteuer Wissen" eine Reportage über die Entwicklung unseres "Flight Director" zur Dämpfung pendelnder Außenlasten unter Hubschraubern gedreht. Drehorte waren u.a. au...

Miniatur-IMU mit MEMS-Kreiseln und GPS

18 September 2008
Miniatur-IMU mit MEMS-Kreiseln und GPS. Die Familie der Faserkreisel-IMUs vom Typ iVRU-Fx ist nun um die Familie der MEMS-IMUs vom Typ iVRU-Sx erweitert worden. Spezielle Eigenschaften sind ein besonders leichtes Miniaturgehäuse in temperaturstabilem Kunststoff, Odometer interface und optional in...

Stabilisierte Schwenk-Neige-Plattform iIPSC-MOD mit Image-Tracker iOET² verfügbar

18 September 2008
Die iIPSC-MOD gehört zur Familie der stabilisierten Plattformen, die für Sicherheitsaufgaben im Bereich der Überwachung und Kontrolle sowie der Stabilisierung von Antennen und Kameras auf bewegten Trägerfahrzeugen (Schiff, Hubschrauber, Lkw) eingesetzt werden. Seit Anfang 2006 ist nun ergänzend d...

iMAR baut Produktion aus

18 September 2008
iMAR hat ab Juni 2004 die Produktionsrate für den einachsigen Faserkreisel des Typs OLFOG-S-D auf 50 Einheiten / Monat erhöht.Die Kreisel werden an industrielle und militärische Kunden geliefert. Ausführungen sind mit kommerziellem Sub-D-Stecker oder mil. Rundsteckverbinder(MIL-C-38999 III) verfü...

iMAR akquiriert Aufträge in Indien, China und Korea

18 September 2008
Seit 1998 liefert iMAR inertiale Meßsysteme auch für den asiatischen Markt. Bereits ab Mitte 2002 wurden die Kontakte zum chinesischen und indischen Markt mit dem Aufbau von Vertretungen intensiviert. iMAR's lokale Repräsentanten in Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Hong Kong und Hyderabad (Indien) verme...

Projekt "Toll-Collect" zur Erfassung der Autobahngebühren für Schwerlastverkehr

18 September 2008
iMAR lieferte im April 2003 das inertiale Referenzmeßsystem zur Überprüfung der Leistungsdaten des von Siemens-VDO entwickelten Ortungssystems, daß von Toll Collect zur Erhebung der Lkw-Maut eingesetzt wird. Hier kommt iMAR's hochgenauer Dead-Reckoning-Algorithmus "iDRPOS" zusammen mit der Hardwa...

iSLD-IVC: Helicopter Slung Load Damping

18 September 2008
Schwingende Lasten an Hubschraubern führen häufig zu Gefahrensituationen, die nicht nur zum Verlust der Last sondern bis zur Beschädigung des Hubschraubers führen können. In Kooperation mit der DLR hat iMAR nun die zweite Phase des Projektes "Helicopter Slung Load Damping" gestartet. Dabei geht e...

Einsatz von iPEGASUS bei einem marktführenden Hersteller von Militärhubschraubern in England

18 September 2008
Das iPEGASUS für Agusta Westland Helicopter in Yeovil UK wird für die Ausrichtung der Navigations- und Waffen- sowie der Missile-Warning-Systeme in derProduktion der Lynx, Merlin EH101 und Apache Helikopter eingesetzt.Es ist iMAR's 12. Auslieferung eines iPEGASUS Instrumentes und das zweite Syste...

Ultra-Miniatur-IMU

01 May 2008
VRU-BC-M: iMAR erprobt den ersten Prototypen einer Ultra-Miniatur-IMU mit MEMS-Sensoren und integriertem L1 GPS-Empfänger mit VBS/SBAS/DGPS/RT-20 Funktionalität für Anwendungen in Echtzeit (UAV-Navigation, Straßenvermessung, Precision Farming etc.) und im Post-Processing. Die IMU wird in naher ...

iIPSC-MOD / iOET² im Feldversuch erfolgreich demonstriert (UAV tracking)

01 April 2008
iIPSC-MOD / iOET² wurde im Feldversuch erfolgreich mit anspruchsvollem UAV Tracking demonstriert.  iMAR liefert ein System zum Tracken von Luft- und Landzielen an die Dt. Luftwaffe. Das System kann stationär oder auf Helikoptern und Schiffen eingesetzt werden. Es beinhaltet ein sehr dynamisc...

CarOLO - Team bestreitet mit iMAR - Navigationssystem das Finale der DARPA Urban Challenge!

04 November 2007
Das CarOLO- Team der TU Braunschweig qualifizierte sich am 31. Oktober mit 10 von ursprünglich über 90 weiteren Teams für das Finale der DARPA Urban Challenge am 3. November 2007. Im Finale gelingt es dem Team CarOLO mit seinem Fahrzeug "Caroline", so lange wie kein anderes nicht-amerikanisches ...

Laserstabilisierung und Auto-Tracking für fliegenden Gasferndetektions-Sensor

13 September 2007
E.ON Ruhrgas nimmt den mit einer iMAR-Stabilisierung (iSCU) und einem iMAR INS/DGPS Online-Kalmanfilter für das Auto-Tracking (iNAV-FMS mit iIMU-FSAS-Meßkopf) ausgestatteten und von Adlares in Kooperation mit dem DLR entwickelten Gasspür-Sensor in Betrieb, der auf einer BO-105 montiert ist und mi...
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