ACEINNA platform enables easy IMU development
Autonomous Vehicle Technology announces 2020 ACES Award Winner in Autonomy | Software | Sensors category
ACEINNA’s OpenIMU platform is said to be the only open-source software stack for inertial navigation sensors, providing an affordable and easy method to reliably develop navigation solutions for many types of autonomous vehicles. It is designed to support global positioning system (GPS) and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) solutions to enable precise navigation and self-localization at a lower cost than competing traditional solutions. OpenIMU allows for the online simulation of inertial sensors directly through a web interface. The solution features a combination of affordable OpenIMU300 hardware and the software stack simplifies the integration of several types of sensors, depending on a customer’s specific application needs. Unlike competing IMU platforms that have a limited algorithm volume framework, the flexible OpenIMU supports an open-source code base that simplifies sensor integration, simulation, algorithm verification, new algorithm creation, and direct deployment on the OpenIMU300 hardware. The downloadable stack includes free RTOS-based data collection and sampling engine; a performance-tuned, real-time, navigation-grade GPS/INS Kalman Filter library; free IDE/compiler tool chain based on Visual Studio code; JTAG debugging for debugging code loaded on IMUs; and data logging, graphing, Allen Variance plots, and maps. On the hardware side, the development kit includes a JTAG-pod, precision mount fixture, EVB, and an ACEINNA OpenIMU300 module.
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