Inertial Labs Acquires IMU Company MEMSENSE

The acquisition of the MEMS-Based Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) supplier is expected to accelerate the development of breakthrough technologies in the aerospace and defense sector By Inertial Labs / 08 Dec 2021

Inertial Labs has acquired MEMSENSE, a leading developer of Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs). The new combined company of more than 100 employees and 500 customers expects to introduce breakthrough technologies at an accelerated pace across high-value areas such as aerospace and defense, autonomous vehicles, GPS-denied navigation, and industrial machines. 

This strategic partnership between the two companies will provide benefits such as:

  • Increased production capabilities of up to 50,000 units annually in order to meet the needs of larger aerospace and defense contracts for guidance and navigation applications
  • Low-cost, consumer-grade IMUs; ruggedized industrial-grade models; affordable tactical-grade IMUs and finally IMUs with near-FOG level of performance (0.1 deg/h bias instability)
  • A larger range of devices for Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and Autonomous and Automated Ground Vehicles (AGVs)
  • Expanded R&D efforts to accelerate delivery of IMUs for stabilization applications like Electro-Optical Systems, Pan and Tilt platforms, and Remote Weapon Stations (RWS)
  • New IMU models with improved performance will increase capabilities of the Inertial Labs – GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), Wave Sensors, Motion Reference Units (MRU) and Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS)
  • Completed development of new high-performance systems including a MEMS-based gyro-compasses (3 MILS Azimuth and 1 MIL Elevation accuracy)

“Our strategic acquisition of MEMSENSE brings together two high growth companies with proven performance in solving some of the world’s most difficult stabilization and navigation problems,” said Jamie Marraccini, President and CEO of Inertial Labs. “Our customers will benefit from our combined capabilities and resources.”

“As we move forward, Inertial Labs and MEMSENSE will define the future of MEMS IMUs,” said James Brunsch, CEO of MEMSENSE. “Our focus on innovation, our world-class team, and our strength in customer collaboration allow us to deliver the exact specs needed by our customers.”

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