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FT Technologies Sensor Integrated into Inertial Labs INS

With FT Technologies' Acoustic Resonance air speed sensor, multi-rotor UAVs can estimate horizontal air speed better, enhancing position estimation accuracy in GNSS-denied environments By Joseph Macey / 16 Apr 2024
Inertial Labs Partners with FT Technologies
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FT Technologies’ FT743-D-SM Acoustic Resonance air speed sensor is being integrated into Inertial Labs inertial navigation systems (INS).

This Acoustic Resonance air speed sensor enables multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to estimate their horizontal air speed better, enhancing position estimation accuracy in GNSS-denied environments.

Inertial Labs’ team tested the feasibility of GNSS-denied navigation using an FT Technologies air speed sensor compared to a free inertial/dead reckoning solution.

The FT743-D-SM air speed sensor adopts a digital anemometer-based solution by being able to estimate air speed incoming from any direction using an innovative Acoustic Resonance-based technology, which is immune to vibration and external acoustic noise. The air speed magnitude and direction allow the inertial navigation systems to estimate horizontal air speed in the longitudinal and lateral axis. In all instances, the GNSS-denied position drift of the INS receiving aiding data from the dual axis air speed sensor is significantly less than that of a dead reckoning alternative.

Jamie Marraccini, CEO of Inertial Labs, commented on the collaboration; “The use of our INS aiding data ecosystem is a critical advancement in air speed sensor solutions. This enhancement highlights our commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology to meet the sophisticated needs of our clients. We are poised to offer unparalleled navigation solutions that cater to various applications, emphasizing our dedication to innovation and excellence.”

Gordon Bease, Director of North American Operations at FT Technologies, added; “We are proud of our collaboration with Inertial Labs. They have taken their cutting-edge INS and combined it with our superior Acoustic Resonance technology to provide a disruptive GNSS-denied solution for multi-rotor drones. This is a truly innovative product which fulfills a market need.”

Both Inertial Labs and FT Technologies are said to be committed to advancing INS technology. According to Inertial Labs, the companies share a vision of delivering innovative, high-quality solutions that exceed customer expectations to revolutionize navigation across multiple domains.

Inertial Labs and FT Technologies will be at AUVSI’s Xponential 2024, April 22-24 in San Diego.
Meet the teams at Booths #3425 and #5515

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