High Performance MEMS Inertial Sensors for Energy & Mining Applications
The system requirements for the energy and mining markets combine high reliability and high precision under extreme operating conditions. High performance and cost-effective sensing solutions based on MEMS technologies are a tangible alternative to bulky and expensive quartz accelerometers and FOG (Fiber Optic Gyros), demonstrating challenging performances at a fraction of their price, size and power consumption.
Miniature, digital and highly stable accelerometers and gyros
Key requirements and performances for energy
The accelerometers from Tronics AXO®300 product line feature a very low bias residual error of 0.5 mg and a 1 mg composite bias repeatability over a temperature range exceeding 100 °C. They are ideally complemented by our high performance GYPRO®4000 gyros product line that feature low ARW and 10°/h bias stability and repeatability to build highly stable and accurate inertial measurement systems for drilling and surveying applications. In order to cope with the severe environmental challenges of downhole drilling, both feature a high rejection of operational vibrations and a high shock survivability.
Excellent rejection of shocks and vibrations
Tronics designs and manufactures high performance digital MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes that feature high bias stability and repeatability with excellent rejection of shock and vibrations, making them the ideal candidates for guidance of directional drilling tools, measurement while drilling (MWD), north-finding and surveying applications.
Tronics’ high performance MEMS inertial sensors are housed in a miniature, hermetic ceramic SMD package and feature a digital SPI output to reduce the footprint and cost compared to analog sensors.