Memsic: How many sensors in a drone?

April 07, 2016 // By Chris Winkler, Memsic Inc.

Tilt sensors keep the drone flying upright, accelerometer sensors keep the drone on course as well as controlling up and down movement, helping to ensure smooth looking video from the drone’s image sensor cameras. Inside the camera itself are other sensors that keep the camera pointed in the right direction and help to further smooth out the video. Inertial Measurement Units sensors – working with GPS sensors, are critical for maintaining direction and flight paths. The white paper also covers the use and function of other sensor types such as current, magnetic and flow sensors.

This whitepaper discusses the optimum locations for the various sensors typically found in a drone and explains what they do.