We are developing a portfolio of Industrial motion sensing solutions for a broad range of applications including construction vehicles and industrial robots. Recently we introduced a new high performance and fault tolerant InvenSense inertial measurement unit (IMU) family targeted at industrial applications. The new products, IIM-46234 and IIM-46230, include multiple 6-axis sensors, each of which can measure three dimensions of linear acceleration and three dimensions of rotational rate.
With its ability to take precise measurements in harsh environments characterized by the presence of vibration and wide temperature variations, the InvenSense Industrial IMU product family is applicable to a variety of navigation and stabilization applications including precision agriculture, construction machinery, aerial vehicles and industrial robots. An example application would be a construction vehicle that can combine IIM-4623X measurements with data from a global navigation system, such as GPS, to determine precise position, attitude (orientation) and motion in real time. Such real-time information is crucial for increased automation, efficiency and safety of mobile industrial machinery.
Bridge GNSS outage and provide terrain compensation inputs during normal operation in various agricultural environments, particularly for Equipment navigation/guidance/positioning
Maintain blade and bucket position on bulldozers, excavators, motor-graders, etc. during normal operation. Additionally, the IMU data is coupled with GNSS to constrain position and bridge GNSS outage.
HD mapping, surveying and Geo-referencing
Industrial Robots, Warehouse and Mobile Robots
These modules also include TDK’s unique SensorFT™ feature that delivers:
TDK customers can combine the high performance industrial IMU family with the InvenSense Coursa Drive software to deliver a market-ready inertial navigation system (INS) with minimal development cost and resources.
In real time, Coursa Drive provides high-rate, 100 Hz delta positions and orientation to the AV system, complementing the lower-rate position references from GNSS and perception systems.
For improved system fault-tolerance, Coursa Drive can provide decimeter position precision for short periods when the GNSS or perception systems are uncertain or unavailable.