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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Brazil’s FT Sistemas Equips Unmanned Helicopter with Rockwell Collins Micro INS

Juliet Van Wagenen

FT-200FH unmanned Category 2 helicopter
FT-200FH unmanned Category 2 helicopter. Photo: Rockwell Collins

[Avionics Today 03-31-2016] FT Sistemas has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its Micro Inertial Navigation Sensor (INS) for the new FT-200FH unmanned Category 2 helicopter. The Micro INS is an INS/GPS with an integrated air data system and magnetometer that offers complete platform state data.

Weighing around 100 grams, the Micro INS incorporates an internal disk-on-chip for data logging, and meets environmental requirements for shock, vibration, temperature and humidity, according to Rockwell Collins. The Micro INS uses micro electromechanical systems sensors, including accelerometers, rate gyros, magnetometer and air data pressure sensors, along with a differential-ready Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)-enabled GPS receiver.

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