INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT (IMU) MULTI-POINT THERMAL CONTROL

  • US 20110127365A1
  • Filed: 12/01/2009
  • Published: 06/02/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/01/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A thermally controlled gas bearing supported inertial measurement unit (IMU) system, comprising:

  • a sensor assembly enclosing one or more sensors;

    a plurality of heating elements, wherein each of the plurality of heating elements is proximal to the sensor assembly;

    a plurality of temperature sensors configured to determine a temperature of a region of the sensor assembly; and

    a control unit configured to adjust a temperature of at least one of the plurality of heating elements based on feedback from the at least one temperature sensor.

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