CG-5100 IMU

The versatile, commercial CG-5100 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) combines proprietary technologies – highly accurate KVH fiber optic gyros (FOGs) coupled with industry proven MEMS accelerometers – all within a compact single enclosure, providing reliability and long term compliance to customer specifications.

KVH’s CG-5100 is a low drift, solid state, FOG-based commercial solution ideally suited for critical sensing applications and GPS-integrated navigation programs. This strap-down inertial subsystem offers outstanding reliability and accurate 6-degrees-of-freedom measurement, making it perfect for critical sensing applications and GPS integrated navigation programs. The CG-5100 achieves its excellent performance by employing proprietary algorithms to a fully digital gyro sensor output, enabling the system to characterize and correct for the effects of temperature and misalignment. It also offers the end user a convenient and easy-to-adapt output in a fully digital RS-232/RS-422 format.

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  • Compact, 6-degrees of freedom inertial measurement unit designed using KVH’s patented DSP fiber optic gyro technology
  • Measures roll, pitch, and yaw angular rates and accelerations
  • Fiber optic gyro stability
  • Excellent shock and vibration performance
  • Long life and flexible interfacing
  • Affordable, compact design
  • Designed to meet Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) requirements 
  • Ideal for applications including antenna, optical, and camera stabilization, GPS augmentation, autonomous vehicle guidance, drilling, navigation, and motion sensing

This product is covered by one or more patents.

Featured Option

  • For applications that require GPS in addition to inertial measurement, check out KVH’s CNS-5000, a single-enclosure GPS/IMU Continuous Navigation Solution.

Exclusive Technology

  • DSP Technology
    KVH's Digital Signal Processing (DSP) electronics improve fiber optic gyro performance in such critical areas as scale factor and bias versus temperature, scale factor linearity, turn-on to turn-on repeatability, and maximum input rate. The breakthrough DSP design is covered by multiple patents and overcomes the limitations of analog signal processing, virtually eliminating temperature-sensitive drift and rotation errors.*

* This product is covered by one or more patents, including U.S. Patent #6,429,939, "DSP Signal Processing for Open Loop Fiber Optic Sensors."

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CG-5100: Choosing the Right FOG to Meet Your Needs


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