A network of Smart Tracking Transceivers can be used to create a a local positioning system (LPS), analogous to GPS that can be used in markets including the military, heavy equipment, first responder and factory automation. The LPS developed by Dataspeed can fill those gaps in localization not being met by GPS. This includes the ability to determine the position and orientation of personnel (first responder) or vehicles (factory automation) inside buildings. Additionally, the LPS can be used to help navigate mobile robots outside (military) as well as provide situational awareness for large vehicles used in industries including mining or rail (heavy equipment).
The Dataspeed SmartIMU utilizes the latest developments in GPS and MEMS technology to deliver a highly accurate solution for determining absolute positioning and spatial orientation of your vehicle. Advanced Kalman estimation techniques are used to implement a 6 DOF inertial measurement unit. Onboard datalogging enables storage of key parameters such as linear and angular positions and velocities. Communication with the SmartIMU done through a USB or CAN connection.