This 9 Degrees of Freedom (DOF) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) is used for tracking and sensing motion of any mechanical platform and is an ideal sensor system for motion control of aerial autonomous systems like multi-rotors, model airplanes, helicopters etc, and other systems that require to control the pitch, roll and yaw. An internal processor acquires data from a gyro, an accelerometer and a magnetometer to calculate the pitch, roll and absolute heading (yaw). This is known as AHRS (Attitude Heading Reference System) that is used for aircraft control.
This IMU, with and AHRS system outputs the pitch roll and absolute heading (yaw) of the system on a TTL/CMOS compatible serial UART line.
- IMU sensor system with a 3-axis 16-bit MEMS accelerometer, 3-axis 16-bit MEMS gyroscope and 3-axis 10-bit Magnetometer
- Attitude Heading Reference System output (AHRS) by default stream on serial
- Pitch -90deg to +90deg
- Roll -180deg to 180deg
- Yaw (absolute heading) 0deg at magnetic north -180deg to 180deg
- Automatic tilt compensation for absolute heading (digital compass)
- Easy to mount on existing systems
- Automatically starts streaming pitch, roll and yaw data on start-up
- As a sensor for autonomous control of aerial vehicles like quad-rotors, helicopters, miniature airplanes etc.
- As a sensor for robotics or locomotive platform that require to balancing
- A raw IMU sensor for gyro and accelerometer data via serial
- A compass for absolute heading information with respect to magnetic north with tilt compensation