Company to apply its Rich Navigation experience in a new IMU-AHRS-INS device with sensor fusion embedded software.
UAV Navigation official announce the release of its AH01 integrated motion processor with embedded sensor fusion stack. It is the outcome of more than 8 years of motion and flight control experience.
The AH01 hardware is a small (A square of 16mm/0.65” side, LCC44 footprint), deeply integrated device including 3-axes gyros, accelerometers and magnetometers together with a powerful ARM Cortex-M0 application processor with on-chip Flash, RAM, ROM, EEPROM and a rich set of external interfaces.
The AH01 embedded software stack seamlessly integrates the different sensors, providing a single “sensor fusion” experience. Users can access accurate information on the device’s orientation and from there derive speeds and trajectories. Rather than simply extracting from the sensors single event information such as the number of a runner’s steps or some system’s up-down position, embedded system developers can now easily access all the richness of the device’s movement in time and space with navigation-grade accuracy.
The AH01 motion processor is also a test case on the benefits from advances in aerospace technology meeting consumer electronics economics. It has been conceived to meet the price, area and power requirements of consumer electronics, using MEM and advanced system-on-chip processors. The AH01 is pre-tested, pre-calibrated and ready for volume production.
Guillermo Parodi, UAV Navigation’s CEO and founder, comments: “Sensor fusion makes a big difference, but it is also an extremely difficult experience to acquire. We firmly believe that by bringing this device to the market we are lowering the entry barrier for developers worldwide and unleashing a host of new exciting applications.”
This new motion processor improves sporting goods, automotive, camera stabilization, indoor navigation, GPS assistance, transport, logistics, and situation sensitive applications.
The AH01 is also the heart of UAV Navigation's LCAP avionics. UAV Navigation's attitude, heading and inertial navigation software resides in the AH01 non-volatile memory and its results are accessible via serial or CAN interfaces. It can be used by itself as a stand-alone AHRS/IMU or it can be used in combination with additional sensors (air data system, speedometers, GPS) for building inertial navigation (INS) systems.