Thursday, 25 April 2013

U.S. Defense Research Agency unveils timing and inertial measurement unit TIMU to replace GPS

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of United States) researchers at the University of Michigan have made significant progress with a timing & inertial measurement unit (TIMU) that contains everything needed to aid navigation when GPS is temporarily unavailable.
The single chip TIMU prototype contains a six axis IMU (three gyroscopes and three accelerometers) and integrates a highly-accurate master clock into a single miniature system, smaller than the size of a penny.
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