Rugged Inertial Measurement Unit from DTS
Diversified Technical Systems (DTS) Inc.
May 20, 2009
Diversified Technical Systems (DTS) Inc., Seal Beach, CA, offers the 6DX ruggedized ultrasmall six degrees of freedom sensor that incorporates 3 linear accelerometers and 3 angular rate sensors in a 28 by 28 by 16.5 mm package that weighs 26 g. The device provides 6 channels of output, enabling calculation of an acceleration vector and its orientation in space with respect to time. Designed for high-speed impact environments, the device has a 6000 g shock rating; the internal accelerometers are available in ranges from ±20 g to 6000 g and the internal angular rate sensors are offered in ranges from ±300°/s to ±50,000°/s.
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