Weighing only 55 grams, the STIM210 gyro module displaces large, expensive, fragile, and prone-to-wear, current Fibre Optic Gyro (FOG) or mechanical gyro sensors.
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Sensonor's MEMS Gyro Module Selected for SIMBAD RC System
The STIM210 three-axis gyro module developed by Norway’s Sensonor AS has been selected to mitigate effects of wave motion of a remote controlled variant of MBDA's SIMBAD twin launcher system. The high-precision gyro module, launched in 2011 and first introduced at the Sensors Expo in the United States in June that year, is the highest performance ITAR-free MEMS (Micro-Electromechanical Systems) gyro module available on the market today, according to Sensonor in November 2014. According to Sensonor's Vice President Sales & Marketing, Hans Richard Petersen, MEMS gyros will continue to advance in performance. The device is closing the performance gap to Fibre Optic Gyro (FOG) systems, representing a viable alternative to current solutions. It offers lower Cost, Size, Weight, and Power (CSWaP) consumption with high reliability and efficient integration into defence applications.