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European IMU for space navigation

Project description

The making of the future European Inertial Measurement Unit

While space technologies are advancing worldwide, EU missions depend on the American Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). There is no alternative in Europe for a compact and cost-effective IMU. The EU-funded EURISA project will propose an engineering model of a European cost-effective and performant IMU based on fibre optic gyroscopes and quartz accelerometers for future space missions. The project will rely on current developments advanced by its four partners (Airbus Defence & Space, ETH Zurich, DLR Bremen and iXblue), further developing and assembling components to produce the future European IMU. EURISA will test the model in space environments, measure and validate its inertial performances, and deliver crafted hybridisation algorithms to provide optimal navigation performance.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2020
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Coordinator

IXBLUE
Address
34 Rue De La Croix De Fer
78100 Saint Germain En Laye
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 550 000

Participants (3)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 617 592,50
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 651 250
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 178 912,50
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)