Special Issue "Inertial Sensors and Systems 2016"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016).
Interests: mechanics and mechatronics (structural dynamics, flight mechanics, gyro technology, testing technology, biomechanics); system theory (observers, optimization); navigation (inertial and integrated systems); history of science (gyro technology, aerospace); airborne and large telescopes
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The traditional key elements in inertial and integrated systems for navigation, positioning, and vehicle guidance and control are gyroscopes and accelerometers, i.e., inertial sensors. This includes high precision devices for aerospace and maritime applications, medium performance systems for land vehicles and indoor navigation, as well as the low performance consumer market for smart phones and games.
Due to many decades of research and development, there is remarkable progress in the performance and in the price—performance ratio of inertial sensors. Currently, this especially concerns fiber optical gyroscopes as well as MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers. Future inertial systems may, therefore, also have more than only the minimal set of required inertial sensors. This concerns not only aspects of redundancy, but also the parallel motion measurement, at several points, of a moving vehicle.
This Special Issue aims to highlight advances in the development, testing, and modeling of inertial sensors, on the component level, as well as of Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) and integrated systems based on gyroscopes and accelerometers. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Future technologies for inertial sensors
- Advanced sensor characterization and error modeling techniques
- Online and offline calibration
- Inertial and integrated navigation systems
- Sensors and technologies for aiding inertial systems
- New and unconventional applications for inertial sensors
Prof. Dr. Joerg F. Wagner
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- inertial sensors and systems
- MEMS sensors
- vehicle guidance and control
- integrated systems
- aiding technology for INS