Universal ASIC for Low C-SWaP INS

Anthony Dorian Challoner, Jeremy Daniel Popp, Peter Bond

Abstract: A universal ASIC, iWCA1001, for navigation grade inertial sensors and a Navigation System on Chip (NSoCTM) integration architecture is presented to greatly increase the production scale and radically reduce the cost, size, weight and power of integrated inertial navigation systems for any terrestrial application, with efficient extensions for space radiation (1Mrad) environments. Given the laboratory demonstration of navigation- or near-navigation grade inertial MEMS and compact sensors with performance suitable for high volume commercial and military applications, the emergence of high-yield precision MEMS fabrication platforms with thick device layers, wafer level vacuum packaging [3] and flexible substrates, such a universal compact electronics approach for low C-SWaP navigation grade sensors, IMUs and INSs is feasible and timely.
Published in: 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS)
April 20 - 23, 2020
Hilton Portland Downtown
Portland, Oregon
Pages: 1432 - 1438
Cite this article: Challoner, Anthony Dorian, Popp, Jeremy Daniel, Bond, Peter, "Universal ASIC for Low C-SWaP INS," 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), Portland, Oregon, April 2020, pp. 1432-1438.
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