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The inertial navigation system or INS was invented by Charles Stark Draper. He demonstrated the first operational INS, called the MIT FEBE, in 1949. "Doc" Draper is hence known as the "father of the INS". A prestigious research institute, the C.S. Draper Laboratory in Cambridge MA, bears his name. (Source)
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POS LV is a compact, fully integrated, turnkey position and orientation system, utilizing integrated inertial technology to generate stable, reliable and repeatable positioning solutions for land-based vehicle applications.
Designed to operate under the most difficult GPS conditions found in urban and suburban environments, POS LV enables accurate positioning for road geometry, pavement inspection, GIS database and asset management, road surveying, and vehicle dynamics.
• Generates continuous, accurate, position and orientation information under the most difficult GPS conditions • Produces precise, high-rate, low-latency, real-time data • Operates at normal highway traffic speeds for cost-effective data capture • Allows quick operational capability, with installation, calibration and training completed in as little as three days • Includes an automatic redundant data logging capability • Uses the latest survey-grade GPS technology for improved positioning performance • Requires less space in the survey vehicle, using a small, lightweight POS Computer System (PCS)
Monitoring road surface conditions
Surface crack detection
Cross-fall and gradient
Road sign/traffic signal inventory etc
Hydro/utility pole maintenance scheduling
Tree inventory and assessment
Videolog data capture
GIS Data Capture
Road corridor map data obscured by bridges, tunnels, urban canyons
Centerline road mapping
Generating data on high-performance vehicle movement
Machine control positioning and orientation for construction vehicle operations
Positioning data for vehicle navigation systems
Autonomous vehicle navigation sub-systems
The increased demand for accurate absolute positioning has meant the more traditional georeferencing methodology, of using linear distance traveled to provide relative location data, is now no longer acceptable for many applications. The POS LV system generates precise, robust positioning and orientation information for mobile data acquisition systems. The system combines all the advantages of GPS with those of inertial technology, to provide continuous and accurate data. By utilizing the POS LV system, data capture can be undertaken quickly and efficiently.
• IMU: Inertial Measurement Unit generates a true representation of vehicle motion in all three axes, producing continuous, accurate position and orientation information • PCS: POS Computer System enables raw GPS data from as few as one satellite to be processed directly into the system, to compute accurate positional information in areas of intermittent, or no GPS reception • DMI: Distance Measurement Indicator computes wheel rotation information to aid vehicle positioning • GPS Receivers: Embedded GPS receivers provide heading aiding to supplement the inertial data • GPS Antennas: Two GPS antennas generate raw observables data
New! View an animated description of the benefits of the POS LV system. Find out how GPS works, why you need more than just GPS, and how Robotic Vehicles use the POS LV solution to navigate. Click the links below to download and play: