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Enquiry for 9-axis IMU

Question asked by siqi on Dec 17, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 31, 2015 by NevadaMark



I have been involved in selecting 9-axis MEMS IMU’s to be placed in the drill head for some directional drilling applications. I’m interested in your products ADIS16488, ADIS16480, ADIS16407, ADIS16405 due to their small sizes and low power consumptions, and would like to make some enquires about their functionalities and performance.



The IMU of interest will undergo a lot of vibrations while drilling is taken place, thus vibration is one of our major concerns. In terms of vibration, I’m interested in three aspects of the sensor:


- Whether the product is suitable for drilling applications where it has to undergo continuous vibration


- Whether the components (accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer) can survive continuous vibration environment. Would you be able to provide information on the maximum vibration environment (both magnitude in g rms and frequency in Hz) the sensor could function under? (not shock survival)


- How well the sensor can perform under such environment



Since not mentioned in the data sheet for the products ADIS16488, ADIS16407, ADIS16405, I was wondering if there are any specifications on the static and dynamic orientation accuracy of these sensors?