Faculty Advisor

Orr, John A.

Abstract

This project aimed at characterizing both MEMs accelerometers and gyroscopes for use in a low cost inertial navigation unit. A hardware and software system, consisting of MEMs sensors, A/D converters, a 200 MHz processor, compact flash memory, and C++ coded software, was integrated into a test bed that calculates and outputs the final positioning after acceleration and/or rotation was applied. Testing of the unit proved that low cost sensors, performing at specifications are unable to provide accurate positioning with the current performance of MEMs technology.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

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Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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