Stabilization & Orientation

Stabilized platforms such as gimbals on unmanned systems prevent the motion of the vehicle from interfering with the gathering of data by a device such as LiDAR, radar, cameras, and recording and measuring sensors, etc. In order to obtain the best results, the movement of the unmanned or autonomous system must be isolated from the data-gathering device. Otherwise, the movement results in errors in the line-of-sight of the device, creating blurred imagery or even making the device inoperative.

KVH single and multi-axis gyros and IMUs provide orientation, and/or pitch, roll, and yaw data to enable seamless stabilization of payloads on autonomous and unmanned systems used in ground, air, marine, and subsurface applications.  

Critical Performance Factors

  • High bandwidth, low noise
  • User-selectable data rates
  • Magnetically shielded variants offer superior performance in magnetically aggressive environments
  • Compact, lightweight form factor

Market Applications

  • Unmanned/autonomous payload stabilization
  • Platform stabilization
  • Robotics and humanoid robots
KVH Fiber Optic Gyros (FOGs) provide stabilization and fast relative positioning for the BLAST autonomous suborbital observatory. 
FOG Delivering Solutions For a World In Motion
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Guide to Comparing Gyro and IMU Technologies
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Integrating High-performance Gyros into 4K High Definition Camera Stabilized Platforms
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KVH FOGs deliver high-speed platform stabilization for both unmanned and manned imaging systems to produce stable, clear shots like these by GSS, Inc.