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.
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