Gyroscopes and the History of Stabilization for Remote Weapons Stations

Posted by Will Dillingham on May 11, 2020 5:43:09 PM
What is a Remote Weapons Station?

A Remote Weapons Station (RWS) is a remotely operated weapons platform that utilizes light and medium caliber artillery shells. Typically, an RWS contains sensing components (angular rates, accelerations, etc.), motor drives, a turret, and a computer. Today, companies like Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd are patenting next generation Electro Optic RWS that are gyro-stabilized, combat ready, and built for precision targeting(1).

Since the two most important characteristics for an RWS are aiming speed and accuracy, advanced methods of stabilization are required to ensure that targets are correctly dealt with. The most important component in this task is the gyroscope.

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Topics: Insider, Stabilization, Aiming, Pointing, orientation

Affordable and Hassle-Free Solutions for Obsolete Sensors

Posted by Inertial Labs on Mar 23, 2020 3:29:11 PM

Replacing existing sensors is not as easy as purchasing a new sensor and plugging it into the existing hardware. There are many other factors that companies must consider as they seek replacement solutions, and they typically are both costly and time-consuming.

Inertial Labs customers will always be taken care of with the intentional focus directed to the needs presented by customer requirements. One way we take care of our own is by offering an option to start using our sensors as direct replacements for the obsolete or discontinued sensors.

In fact, we can put our sensors into a form factor that is compatible with the aging, expensive, or no-longer-available products. Inertial Labs wants to reduce R&D and programming time for customers seeking replacement solutions for discontinued sensors. We can help solve the problems they face due to obsolete sensors in four critical ways...

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Topics: Insider, Motion Capture, Stabilization, orientation


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