"Where am I?"
Only inertial navigation is able to answer this question in any point of the Universe autonomously without external data!
INS & GPS Team is a team
of experienced scientists and engineers who have devoted all their
creativity to develop autonomous and integrated inertial navigation
systems (INS). Our team was formed in the 1970s by Prof. Mikhail Zakharin
(1920-2002), ScD., who is the founder of the Kiev school of
strapdown inertial navigation systems.
INS & GPS Team Main Activities
1. Development of basic
technologies (software and hardware), production, calibration, and testing
of autonomous and integrated platform/strapdown INSs for various vehicles.
2. Implementation of inertial- and satellite-based technologies in
non-traditional areas (railway and road transport, construction, well
drilling, pipeline monitoring, estimation of structure remaining
INS & GPS Team
Field of Interest
- Measurement of
mechanical movement (linear and angular accelerations, velocities, and
position) of various structures and vehicles with inertial methods.
- Control systems, technical state
checkup, road safety systems, position determination systems based
satellite and inertial navigation systems.
- High-accuracy strapdown inertial
navigation systems (SINS) based on laser and electrostatic gyros.
- High-accuracy platform
gyrostabilizers and navigation systems based on floated-type and
- Autonomous attitude and heading
reference systems and integrated INSs based on average-accuracy
dynamically-tuned and fiber-optic gyros.
- Small-size inertial measurement
units and GPS-aided INSs based on low-cost MEMS gyros and
- INS integration with other
systems, including satellite navigation systems.
The INS & GPS
Team has a full set of technologies to develop, produce, calibrate,
and test various INS:
- Solutions for autonomous and
integrated INS system problems.
- Autonomous INS software (failure
detection, sensor error compensation, moving- and fixed-base alignment,
- Software for INS integration with
various systems, including GPS.
- Hardware and software for SINS
calibration using low-cost equipment.
- Platform INS alignment and
- Hardware and software for INS
laboratory and field testing.