Concept: Australian navigation technology company Advanced Navigation has rolled out a fiber optic gyroscope (FOG) inertial navigation system named Boreas. Boreas is based on Advanced Navigation’s new digital fiber-optic gyroscope (DFOG) technology.
Nature of Disruption: Boreas is a high accuracy strategic-grade inertial navigation system (INS) and offers a 40% reduction in size, weight, power, and cost. It delivers strategic-grade bias stability of 0.001 degree/hr. This enables Boreas to achieve ultra-high roll or the pitch accuracy of 0.005 degrees and heading accuracy of 0.006 degrees. The INS system allows for full global positioning system (GPS) independence with dead reckoning accuracy of 0.01% distance. It features fast gyro compassing that allows for the acquisition of heading in both stationary environments and on the move in under two minutes. The navigation system contains Advanced Navigation’s sensor fusion algorithm. It boasts of extracting significantly more information from the data by leveraging human-inspired AI.
Outlook: The demand for advanced navigation systems is increasing in various industries including robotics, marine, and space. Advanced Navigation claims that the new Boreas FOG navigation system provides ultra-high accuracy orientation and navigation capabilities for applications. The company claims that Boreas is designed and tested to safety standards, and it has been environmentally tested to military standards.