Advanced Navigation launches new AI gyroscope for autonomy


Robotic and navigation technology manufacturer Advanced Navigation has announced the expansion of its Boreas digital fibre-optic gyroscope (DFOG) range aimed at navigation for autonomous systems, with the launch of the new A Series (pictured).

The Boreas A90 and A70 are strategic-grade inertial measurement units (IMU) that deliver acceleration and orientation with superior accuracy, stability and reliability under all conditions with no reliance on the global navigation satellite system (GNSS).

They also feature automatic gyrocompassing and are smaller in size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) compared to competing systems on the market.

CEO and co-founder of Advanced Navigation Xavier Orr said: “Our world-first Boreas DFOG technology represented a step-change for fibre-optic gyroscopes.

“The addition of the A Series ensures we have greater ability to meet the rapidly growing demand for ultra-high accuracy solutions, even in the most demanding conditions.”

The Boreas range is targeted at applications requiring ‘always available, ultra-high accuracy orientation and navigation scenarios’, according to the Sydney company, including marine, surveying, subsea, aerospace, robotics, and space.

The Boreas range contains Advanced Navigation’s unique sensor fusion algorithm.

This algorithm is claimed to be more intelligent than the typical extended Kalman filter and is able to extract significantly more information from the data by making use of human-inspired artificial intelligence.

It was designed for control applications, with a high level of health monitoring and instability prevention to ensure stable and reliable data.

Advanced Navigation has designed the Boreas range from the ground up for reliability and availability. Both the hardware and software are designed and tested to safety standards and have been environmentally tested to MIL standards.

The system makes extensive use of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced digital modulation techniques, an optical chip and specially designed optical coil.

“The A Series is an embodiment of industry-leading performance and cost-effectiveness.

“We look forward to seeing this technology unlock new possibilities across an expanse of fields, from autonomous vehicles and land surveying to subsea navigation and mining.”

Picture: Advanced Navigation

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