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Epson IMU melds precision, low-cost

6/6/2011 04:01 AM EDT
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viemacs   6/8/2011 3:39:14 PM
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Until they drift excessively. Then GPS can get them back on track.

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R_Colin_Johnson   6/6/2011 5:24:25 PM
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Inertial measurement units keep expensive equipment--like ships and agricultural machinery--on track regardless of whether they can receive GPS signals. This six-degree-of-freedom unit is high precision enough to track devices on a map, and would be augmented by a magnetometer and barometric pressure sensor to determine heading and elevation.

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