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Silicon Sensing develops inertial measurement systems for the space market

By [email protected] - 20th December 2019 - 12:50

Two all-silicon inertial measurement systems, developed to meet the specific demands of the small satellite and launch vehicle markets, were exhibited at Space Tech Expo, 2019 by Silicon Sensing Systems. The new RMU30 combines below one-watt power consumption with performance that is comparable to much larger and higher consumption fibre optic-based gyro systems.This is a small, lightweight, 3 axis micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) device incorporating three Silicon Sensing high performing sensor heads manufactured at the company’s foundry in Japan. The company also showcased its new IMU20 high-end, industrial grade MEMS IMU that can withstand extremely high shock environments and has a dynamic range that makes it ideal for use on satellite launch vehicles. This device combines three of the company’s gyros with Silicon Sensing’s own highest performing MEMS capacitive