Anello makes ‘world’s smallest’ claim for inertial navigation system

Anello makes ‘world’s smallest’ claim for inertial navigation system

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By Peter Clarke

Photonic gyro startup Anello Photonics Inc. has started selling a GNSS satellite plus inertial navigation system (INS).

The company claims this is the world’s smallest optical gyroscopic INS and suitable for long-term GPS-denied navigation and localization. It adds that the system provides up to 30 minutes of continuous and accurate dead-reckoning.

Anello’s silicon photonic optical gyroscope (SiPhOG) replaces the discrete optical components of a traditional fibre optic gyroscope (FOG) with a monolithic solution. This has been married up with an AI-based sensor fusion engine to produce the INS.

The unit has:

  • Unaided heading drift of < 0.5°/hr
  • Dual multi-band RTK capable GNSS Engines
  • ASIL-D Ready Automotive Qualified CPU
  • Automotive 2-Wire Ethernet (100Base-T1)
  • Dual high-speed CAN FD Interfaces
  • Dual RS-232 Interfaces
  • Hardware Precision Time Protocol (PTP), IEEE 802.1AS
  • IP68 – Waterproof, Resistant to Dust, Salt Spray and Chemicals
  • GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou (Compass), QZSS compatible

Anello said it is engaged in trials with customers in the construction, farming, trucking, robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous vehicles, and national security sectors.

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