Inertial measurement units, attitude heading reference systems and inertial navigation systems for commercial and defence customers are being developed by Honeywell and Civitanavi Systems.

The HG2800 high-performance, tactical-grade inertial measurement unit (IMU) will be the first product launched under this collaboration, and it will be used on a wide range of commercial and military aircraft, among other applications. The HG2800 IMU includes fiber-optic gyroscopes (FOG) and micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) accelerometers designed for improved pointing, stabilisation and short-duration navigation at low power and low noise.

“At Honeywell, we have a long history of delivering high-precision inertial products for use in commercial, military and industrial platforms, and this collaboration with Civitanavi Systems will expand our expertise. The HG2800 IMU will come in multiple variants, utilising Honeywell next-generation MEMS Accelerometer technology, coupled with Civitanavi Systems’ low-cost, high-performance FOG sensors to provide a new suite of products,” said Matthew Picchetti, vice president and general manager, Navigation & Sensors, Honeywell Aerospace.

“Civitanavi Systems is very happy to announce our collaboration with Honeywell on this new IMU. This is a truly synergistic opportunity for such a new stabilisation and guidance product. We believe that this collaboration will combine Civitanavi Systems’ exceptional agility and leading high-performance FOG technology with Honeywell’s market leadership to provide a game-changer in the global marketplace,” said Andrea Pizzarulli, CEO and co-founder, Civitanavi Systems.

The HG2800 IMU is a low-noise, high-bandwidth, high-performance, tactical-grade IMU designed for pointing, stabilisation and short-duration navigation applications in a small-form factor (32 cubic inches). The product is initially being introduced in two variants — the HG2801, an IMU that originates entirely in the European Union, and the HG2802, a non-ITAR classified IMU.
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