Montag, 12 Februar 2018 iNAT-M200 on MAN Heavy Tactical Recovery Vehicle (HTRV) iXCOM-CMD GUI software for system configuratin, system operation and data visualization / conversion iNAT-M200: Light-weight, fully MIL qualified Navigation and Localization System

iMAR wins order to deliver iSULONA-V for a Fleet of 60 MAN Heavy Tactical Recovery Vehicles (HTRV)

Precise, Economic Navigation and LocalizationSolution for Heavy and Lite On-road and Off-road Vehicles  

In early 2018 iMAR delivered the first batches of iSULONA-V against an order of 60 systems. A fleet of HTRVs (Heavy Tactical Revovery Vehicles) will be equipped with these systems, which allow a precise localization, using GNSS aiding or (in case of GNSS unavailability) also waypoint aided navigation. The iXCOM-CMD software provides a powerful but simple to use HMI for daily operation as well as for route planning or maintenance. Furthermore, the open command and data exgange interface allows the user to implement his own HMI, using the also provided SDK. 

The Site Acceptance Test (SAT) had been successfully performed in February 2018.

The iSULONA-V is compatible to iMAR's other systems of the iSULONA, iCOMBANA and iPRENA family, providing navigation and localization performance from MEMS class over FOG and HRG performance up to RLG performance. 

Further information:

iSULONA Datasheets (INS/GNSS with included odometer interface and sophisticated data fusion)

iXCOM-CMD Operator Software

Download links to the operator's software iXCOM-CMD and also to the  iXCOM-CMD-MVT ("MVT = Multi Vehicle Tracking), which also allows to localize and guide a swarm of vehicles simultaneously:

Montag, 15 Januar 2018 iPRENA-M-H: DRU / MAPS Replacement COBRA: Truck with Counter Battery Radar

iMAR delivers the first dozen of INS for COBRA Counter Battery Radar

Precise INS/GNSS Solution for Radar Antenna Alignment   

iMAR just delivered the 12th iPRENA-M-H system, a high performance INS/GNSS/ODO inertial navigation, localization and surveying system. This system is a form-fit-function replacement of Honeywell's "historical" DRU / MAPS system, which is out of production since a longer time now. 

iMAR's replacement allows the user to keep all traditional cabling and communication inside the trucks alive without any need for changes while replacing the INS.   

Further iPRENA-M-H systems are under contract are in production.

Further information:

Datasheet iPRENA-M-H Precision Navigation for Defense Applications (DRU / MAPS replacement) 

Donnerstag, 14 Dezember 2017 Programme logo by AIRBUS (source: Airbus); iNAT-FSLG-01 INS/GNSS solution, here used for aircraft trajectory and flight dynamics monitoring in real-time Airbus A350-1000-XWB during first flight 11/2017 (source: Flug Revue)

iMAR wins Airbus' "SkyTrack" programme

iNAT-FSLG-01 selected by AIRBUS as INS/GNSS Reference for Aircraft Flight Testing

Airbus Industries has selected iMAR's iNAT-FSLG-01 INS/GNSS measurement system to be the future motion reference and trajectory analysis system to be used at Airbus for all major flight testing activities. 

The first two systems of the contract for the "SkyTrack" called programme have been delivered to Airbus Toulouse (France) early December 2017 for fixed wing aircraft testing, the next systems are scheduled for 2018 and 2019.

The iNAT series (iNAT-RQT-4003) is already in use successfully since mid 2016 at Airbus Helicopters (Germany) for rotary wing aircraft testing.

The systems are qualified according to DO160G, MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461G and MIL-STD-704F.

All iNAT systems support Airbus' IENA Flight Test Installation (FTI) communication protocol.


Freitag, 20 Oktober 2017 PEGASUS: Standards for the safeguarding of highly-automated vehicles (test campaign 10/2017) iMAR sensor setup: INS/GNSS + Stereo Vision + Dynamic Mesh Communication

PEGASUS Press Release: Safe the Date!

PEGASUS Project: Standards for the safeguarding of highly-automated vehicles

In order for functions for the safeguarding of highly-autmated vehicles to be approved, new quality standards and methods must be developed in the coming years – through the close cooperation between the research and industry fields. This is what the PEGASUS joint project, funded by the German Government / BMWi) stands for: Project for the Establishment of Generally Accepted quality criteria, tools and methods as well as Scenarios and ("Und") Situations for the release of highly-automated driving functions. The objective is to develop a procedure for the testing of automated driving functions, in order to facilitate the rapid implementation of automated driving into practice.

iMAR Navigation participates and supports PEGASUS by developing and providing a reliable and easy-to-use measurement technology for trajectory stimulation & vehicle control and motion surveying on the proving ground and on the highway.

Safe the Date: The midway results are presented from 2017, Nov. 8th to 10th at RWTH / ika in Aachen via an exhibition and scientific symposium. iMAR Navigation will present an advanced stereo-vision based supervision system and the "robot-free" proving ground setup for the testing og highly and fully autonomous vehicles up to SAE level 5.

Further information:

Link to PEGASUS project

Technology News Ticker of HEISE: Summary of the PEGASUS Symposium in Aachen (Nov 10, 2017) [in German]

Freitag, 20 Oktober 2017 iMAR Navigation and Softting AG at ELIV 2017 in Bonn iNAT-M200 provides trajectory data to SMT system Measuring the motion of a racing car n Nürgurgring (iMAR + Softing) 08/2017

iMAR Navigation with Softing AG at ELIV Exhibition

iMAR shows iNAT-M200 on Racing Vehicle

Softing AG, a well-known manufacturer of testing systems, invited iMAR to show their iNAT-M200 within Softing's racing car together with the SMT system.

Recently both companies have demonstrated on the Nürburgring, how trajectories and dynamic behavior of racing cars can be measured and visualized using iMAR's most reliable iNAT-M200 INS/GNSS based surveying technology and Softing's SMT data acquisition system.

Further information:

Link to Softing SMT

Freitag, 23 Juni 2017 iMAR Navigation at AMT 2017 in Stuttgart

iMAR Navigation at Automotive Testing Expo 2017 in Stuttgart

iMAR presents proving ground equipment for up to SAE level 5 testing

In June 2017 iMAR exhibited at Automotive Testing Expo in Stuttgart / Germany and presented its proving ground equipment for testing & verification of vehicles up to SAE level 5. We also presented, besides our traditional systems of type  iTraceRT, our system family iTraceRT-MVT, iNAT-FSSG, iNAT-FSLG and iNAT-M200, our latest generation of inertial measurement systems, which are designed for both, for the high accurate surveying and motion analysis as well as for the advanced automated and autonomous steering and control of vehicles with lowest latency and jitter.

The large number of visitors on our booth and the very detailed discussions with the highly skilled experts showed us the high relevance of our products for present and future testing of vehicles on the proofing ground and in the real world. 

Dienstag, 06 Juni 2017 iSWACO-ARGUS proving ground setup (localization, communication, vehicle control etc.) Test execution with VUT (VW Passat) and SCT (4a-Systems target with integrated iMAR iNAT-M200 navigation) iSWACO-ARGUS: Trajectory planning and execution - accurate, repeatable and efficient execution iNAT-FSSG: INS/GNSS systems for vehicle motion measuring & trajectory control, designed for minimum lowest true latency & jitter

iSWACO-ARGUS: The Toolchain for Efficient Testing of Highly Automated Vehicles on the Road

iMAR presents Advanced Proving Ground Technology for up to SAE Level 5  

For more than 25 years iMAR is a leading company providing strapdown inertial reference systems for testing automotive driver-assistance systems and for driver comfort testing on highest and most durable performance level.

The introduction of highly and fully automated vehicles (i.e. from "hands off" up to SAE level 5 "optional wheel") requires extended testing, verification and homologation methods for the vehicles.

iMAR provides the required solution with iSWACO-ARGUS, enabling the user to perform fail-safe repeatable scenarios with up to 100+ moving objects (1 or more Vehicles under Test / VUT, several Traffic Simulation Vehicles / TSV and several Soft Crash Targets / SCT) on his proving ground.

Hence, iSWACO-ARGUS, which stays for "Swarm Control & Continuous Surveillance", is the unique toolchain for vehicle testing purposes specially designed to cover today's challenging requirements - including INS/GNSS based localization and control of all vehicles on sub-decimeter level, RF communication between all vehicles and the central mobile control center, data analysis as well as trajectory and scenario planning software to plan, simulate and execute complex perfectly emulated traffic scenarios on the proving ground, including operation of traffic lights, traffic signs or rain simulators etc.

All together, iSWACO-ARGUS enables the OEMS as well as the testing organizations to carry out the type approval or homologation for automated and autonomous vehicles, to test the VUT under probably all environmental conditions in real Traffic Scenarios now and in the future, up to SAE Level 5.       

Further information:

iSWACO-ARGUS: Video of operation with testing scenarios of traffic jam and a lane change (driverless driven TSV by iMAR technology without any need of any steering robot) on proving ground Pferdsfeld / Germany with TÜV-Süd Auto-Service GmbH and Volkswagen AG in 10/2017 (6:45)

iSWACO-ARGUS: Product Flyer (4 pages)

Video of SoftCrashTarget with iMAR's Navigation&Control Unit iNAT-M200 inside (in collaboration with 4a-Systems)

iXCOM-CMD: Video of monitoring a lane change (driverless driven by iMAR's iSWACO-ARGUS setup without any steering robot) on proving ground Pferdsfeld / Germany with TÜV-Süd Auto-Service GmbH and Volkswagen AG in 10/2017 (1:47)

iSWACO-ARGUS: User Manual

iSWACO-ARGUS: Poster (PEGASUS contribution)

Note: The above mentioned development activities are partially based upon governmental funding within the project PEGASUS by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, where iMAR Navigation had been invited to participate and to contribute it's deep know-how and knowledge in automotive testing with inertial, GNSS and stereo vision based sensor technologies. See the following link for details: 


Donnerstag, 01 Juni 2017 Training of fire brigade at iMAR facilities in 2017

iMAR sponsoring "fire brigade project" at local school in St. Ingbert

Social/technology education for kids to help people in need   

The local integrated school of Rohrbach / St. Ingbert has started a new project: Together with the local volunteer fire brigade they founded a project group for about 20 pupils to stimulate their interest in technology in combination with reinforcing their social engagement to be a helper for people in need and to protect lifes and goods.

We, iMAR Navigation, found this idea very interesing and sponsored these activities significantly with basic equipment like clothes and firefighter's helmets for kids. 

Press Release from the local volunteer fire brigade Rohrbach / St. Ingbert:

iMAR unterstützt Projekt Feuerwehr-AG in Rohrbach / St. Ingbert (in German language)

Montag, 03 Oktober 2016 iNAT-M200/SLN: Advanced INS/GNSS Solution with integrated Black-Box Functionallity iXCOM-CMD GUI software for system configuratin, system operation and data visualization / conversion (map: Dolderer's qualifying 2016-08-14) Photograph of Dolderer Team after pre-qualification on Abu Dhabi, 02/2015

iMAR at Red Bull Air Race with iNAT-M200/SLN (Ascot / Lausitz / Indy 2016)

iMAR's iNAT-M200/SLN used in Team M. Dolderer for Flight Path Optimization

Since 2 years Matthias Dolderer, the German aerobatic pilot of the Red Bull AirRace Master Class World Championship, uses sucessfully iMAR Navigation equipment for flight path optimization and demonstrated the advantages of using our INS/GNSS measurement data by becoming the 2016 World Champion at the penultimate race in Indianapolis / USA in October 2016. Congratulations to Matthias Dolderer from all iMAR Navigation team!

The MD21 team uses the iNAT-M200/SLN, which provides high accuracy, data rate up to 500 Hz, sub meter accuracy, up to 30 g range and all that within a very low weight and small enclosure.

Other Applications: iNAT-M200 for Trainer Aircrafts and UAVs

The RedBull application has powerful demonstrated, that the iNAT-M200/SLN is the best choice to monitor the flight motion of trainers during pilot's education as well as to navigate and control even most dynamic UAVs.  

Link to Red Bull Air Race

Further information:

Datasheet iNAT-M200/SLN Miniaturized INS/GNSS Solution(0.03 deg roll/pitch, 0.05 deg heading, < 0.1 m/s speed error)

iNAT-M200: INS/GNSS for Trainer Aircrafts and Aerobatic Flight Surveying (2016)

Report iNAT-M200/SLN on Edge 540 during Red Bull AirRace in Ascot 2016

Mittwoch, 21 September 2016 iNAT-RQT-4003: High Performance Ring Laser Gyro Based Surveying & Navigation System Airbus Helicopters: Using iMAR's iNAT-RQT-4003 as Surveying Tool

Airbus Helicopters uses iNAT-RQT for Aircraft Testing & Certification

Measuring and Recording Trajectories and Flight Dynamics 

The iNAT-RQT-4003 is now also used by Airbus Helicopters to acquire the full flight motion dynamics in the test field to assist the qualification and certification of their helicopters.

The iNAT-RQT-4003 is an advanced INS/GNSS system with ring laser gyro performance, which allows the online output of all inertial measurements (position, velocity, RPY, rates, acceleration, all standard deviations, BIT etc.) via Ethernet, CAN and UART / NMEA0183 as well as the simultanous storage of all data with up to 400 Hz on an internal 32 GByte memory. 

The iNAT-RQT-4003 is free of any ITAR regulations and can be exported under simplified "dual-use" regulations worldwide. 

Further information:

Datasheet iNAT-RQT-4003


Freitag, 22 Juli 2016 iNAT-M200: Localization and Navigation on DESIRO Regional Train iXCOM-CMD GUI software for system configuratin, system operation and data visualization / conversion

iNAT-M200/SLN on DESIRO Train

Exploration of iNAT-M200 Performance for Train Location and Driver Assistance 

iMAR performed successfully a several days test campaign on a regional train of type DESIRO to demonstrate the high peformance and reliability of the iNAT-M200 system with its integrated INS/GNSS/ODO based data fusion. The iNAT-M200 is used for train localizatin as well as for attitude & heading reference, also to aid other sensors which might observe the train's surroundings and to assist the train driver (ADAS).

Further information:

iNAT-M200 Datasheet (INS/GNSS with included odometer interface and sophisticated data fusion)

Paper: iNAT: INS/GNSS/Odometer Data Fusion in Railway Applications (2016)

Dienstag, 19 Juli 2016 Gyro Compass Memorial at iMAR in St. Ingbert Gyro Compassing Icon / True North Indication (TN)

iMAR erects Memorial in St. Ingbert in H. Anschütz-Kaempfe's honour, Inventor of Gyro Compass

iMAR errichtet Kreisel-Denkmal in St. Ingbert zum Andenken an H. Anschütz-Kaempfe

1908 the first time ever a gyro compass had been used as a true heading reference - it had been on the German cruise ship SMS Deutschland.

1908 wurde erstmals ein Kreiselkompaß auf einem Schiff als Nordreferenz eingesetzt - es war auf dem deutschen Linienschiff SMS Deutschland.

The inventor of the gyro compass was Hermann Anschütz-Kaempfe (1872 - 1931), who had been born in Zweibrücken, a town located only 15 km south-east of St. Ingbert, where iMAR has its headquarters. The gyro compass increased the navigation accuracy, seafety and had been the basis for the modern maritime traffic.

Erfinder des Kreiselkompasses war Hermann Anschütz-Kaempfe (1872 - 1931), der in Zweibrücken, nur 15 km südöstlich des Unternehmensstandortes von iMAR in St. Ingbert, geboren wurde. Ohne ein solches "Gyro Compassing" zur präzisen Navigation wäre der folgende Ausbau der Schiffahrt kaum denkbar gewesen.


Freitag, 01 Juli 2016 iNAT-M200: Navigation Kernel of iSWACO-M200

iSWACO-M200: Navigation and Vehicle Controller for Swarm Control

INS/GNSS solution with included LTE / GSM / WLAN and integrated vehicle control

Swarm Control is a most important application for highly autonomous operating vehicles. All vehicles have to operate within a shared space, a joined task has to be fulfilled and therefore the trajectory control of each swarm member (e.g. autonomous marine vessels, unmanned airborne vehicles, highly automated road vehicles etc.) is as mandatory as communication is between every member and - if desired - also with a control center.

With iSWACO (Swarm Control Navigation & Communications & Vehicle Control) iMAR has launched a family of systems to serve the needs of highly autonomous operating vehicles. Beside of the localization task (INS/GNSS etc.) it contains a powerful multi-band RF communication and also an integrated, but for safety reasons separated microcontroller which is used to inject set values to the vehicles actuators (engine torque, steering, brake...) in real-time for automated or autonomous vehicle control purposes.   

Hence iSWACO-M200 is a device with an integrated navigation solution based on inertial sensors and a highly sophisticated data fusion by incorporating information from GNSS, wheel sensors, RADAR or stereo camera for precise positioning as well as environmental survey.
Additionally iSWACO contains a powerful communication module for LTE, GSM and WLAN, to be able to interact with all other swarm members in the neighborhood as well as with an upper level control center.

Further information:

iSWACO-M200 Datasheet (INS/GNSS with included RF Communication and integrated Vehicle Control)

Donnerstag, 02 Juni 2016 Hexapod: 6DOF Motion Simulator with 1'000 kg Payload Capability

iMAR expands lab by powerful Hexapod for Testing Sensors and Stabilized Platforms

Motion Simulator for Real World Testing @ iMAR

Rate tables or turn tables are used to measure and calibrate inertial sensors and systems regarding angular rates or orientation in space, but they are not suitable to perform tests regarding linear motion or acceleration, as they are required for translational motion testing or tumbling motion testing under marine motion excitation.

To be able to test inertial sensors and systems or gimbals or gyro stabilized platforms regarding 6 DOF motion (roll, pitch, yaw as well as angular rates, acceleration, velocity and translational motion on all axes) during a FAT or within the development phase of new products, iMAR installed a powerfull hexapod. This hexapod can carry up to 1'000 kg payload and provides up to 1 g acceleration, up to +/- 450 mm displacement, up to 1 m/s speed, +/- 30 deg in roll / pitch / yaw and 50 deg/s angular rate. The hexapod is mounted in the new iMAR building C with access to the installed 5-to crane system for easy handling of the payloads.

The new hexapod completes the already available in-house testing equipment at iMAR, i.e. 40 kN vibration and shock test system, several multi-axes turntables and temperature chambers, centrifuge, 3D coordinate measuring machine, automatised (driverless) controlled automotive platform etc.       

Video of iIPSC-MSG-60 installed on iMAR's hexapod test facilities (70 MByte)   (c) iMAR Navigation GmbH


Montag, 11 April 2016

TRACE: Enabling Consumer Electronics for Automotive Aplications

iMAR is Member of the TRACE Research Project: Methodology Process to use CE in AE

in 2015 iMAR had been invited by leading European car manufacturers as well as TIER1 / TIER2 suppliers to provide its deep knowledge about using industrial as well as military and commercial inertial sensor technologies in all areas of applications, to assist the European TRACE consortium developing a methodology to use CE (Commercial electronics) in AE (automotive electronics) Environment, and here specifically the inertial and GNSS related components being required for the highly automated driving.

The TRACE Project is guided by Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany. 15 German companies and Research organizations are part of TRACE as well as 24 foreign European Partners.

The Project has started at 2016 April 11.

iMAR provides contributions in device specification, testing, demonstrator design and verification to show the validity of the design methodology, which will be developed during the project by the consortium.

The Project is funded by the German Government "Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Deutschland" and the CATRENE (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on NanoElectronics).


Samstag, 13 Februar 2016 iMAR Test Vehicle with extended Sensor Mounting Capabilities

Pegasus: Test Procedures for Highly Automated Driving

iMAR is Member of the Pegasus Research Group: Generalized Test Standards for Automated Driving

Das deutsche Bundeswirtschaftsministerium hat in 01/2016 den Startschuss für das Forschungsprojekt Pegasus gegeben, das Teststandards für selbstfahrende Autos entwickeln soll.

PEGASUS steht in diesem Kontext für:

Projekt zur Etablierung von generell akzeptierten Gütekriterien, Werkzeugen und Methoden sowie Szenarien und Situationen zur Freigabe hochautomatisierter Fahrfunktionen.

Dabei sollen die beteiligten Firmen und Wissenschaftseinrichtungen wie Audi, BMW, Daimler, Opel, Volkswagen, Bosch, Continental, der TÜV Süd, das Institut für Verkehrssystemtechnik des DLR und das Fachgebiet Fahrzeugtechnik der TU Darmstadt allgemein akzeptierte Methoden und Werkzeuge für die Überprüfung hochautomatisierter Fahrzeugfunktionen erarbeiten.

Zu den insgesamt 14 Projektpartnern zählen auch einige klein- und mittelständische Unternehmen wie iMAR Navigation, IPG Automotive, Vires, QTronic oder TraceTronic.

Bei dem Vorhaben geht es um Systeme, die für einen gewissen Zeitraum in spezifischen Situationen die Regie übernehmen können. Der Fahrer soll dabei die Technik nicht dauerhaft überwachen müssen und so gewisse Nebentätigkeiten ausüben können. Wenn die Person hinter dem Steuer gefragt ist, fordert sie das System "mit ausreichender Zeitreserve" dazu auf, heißt es in einer einschlägigen Studie. Das hochautomatisierte Fahren auf Autobahnen mit Maximaltempo 130 Kilometern pro Stunde soll demnach bis 2020 hierzulande zumindest technisch möglich sein. Mit "vollautomatisiertem" oder gar "autonomen" Fahren auf dem breiten Markt rechnen die Forscher nicht vor 2026.

In "Pegasus" wird iMAR seine Kompetenz auf den Gebieten der inertialen Meßtechnik und Umfeldsensorik, Datenfusion und Systemintegration im Projektkonsortium zur Entwicklung geeigneter Teststandards für das automatisierte Fahren beisteuern. 

Montag, 12 Oktober 2015 iNAT-RQT-4003: High Performance Ring Laser Gyro Based Surveying & Navigation System SBB: RF Detetor Rail Vehice, being online geo-located by iMAR's iNAT-RQT-4003 Gotthard Base Tunnel: 57 km no GPS! ICE-2 at Nov-07-2015 in front of Gotthard Base Tunnel, equipped with iNAT-RQT-4003 (source: iMAR / ChRe)

SBB uses iNAT-RQT on MEWA12 to survey Gotthard Base Tunnel

SBB ortet Funkmesswagen MEWA12 online im Gotthard-Basistunnel mit iNAT-RQT

Der Funkmesswagen MEWA12 der Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) wird verwendet, um die kommerziellen sowie sicherheitsrelevanten Funknetze (GSM-R) auf Gleistrassen zu vermessen und freizugeben.

Eine besondere meßtechnische Herausforderung für SBB ist die Vermessung in langen Tunneln (z.B. Gotthard-Basistunnel [GBT] mit 57 km Länge), in denen kein GPS als Ortungsreferenz zur Verfügung steht.

Nachdem der Anwender verschiedene inertiale Ortungssysteme verschiedener Mitbewerber erfolglos in dieser Anwendung (GBT) in 2014/2015 getestet hatte, wurde iMAR aufgefordert, kurzfristig vor den Abnahmetests der Funkmeßtechnik im GBT in Q4/2015 eine entsprechende Lösung zur Verfügung zu stellen.

iMAR implementierte Anfang 10/2015 ein Gerät der Serie iNAT-RQT-4003 (INS/GNSS-Anlage mit Odometer-Unterstützung und Online-Positions-Lösung), und konnte die gewünschte Genauigkeit im Meßbetrieb nachweisen.

Die Geräte-Serie iNAT-RQT-4003 ist für die Bereiche Inertial-Navigation und -Vermessung entwickelt und basiert auf präzisen optischen Kreiseln (RLG-Technologie) und Servo-Beschleunigungssensoren. Das Gerät ist dabei "ITAR-frei" und kann im Rahmen des sog. Dual-Use weltweit eingesetzt werden.

Das iNAT-RQT-4003 zeichnet sich u.a. aufgrund seiner geringen Kreiseldrift und der integrierten umfangreichen Datenfusionsalgorithmen durch eine hohe Genauigkeit auch dann aus, wenn GPS über lange Zeiten (z.B. 1 Stunde) nicht verfügbar ist, wie es bei aufwendigen Vermessungen mit Rangierzyklen in Tunneln die Regel ist. 

Seit dem 06.11.2015 vermessen die Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) und die Deutsche Bahn (DB) gemeinsam auch auf einem ICE-2 mit iMAR's iNAT-RQT-4003 die Funkabdeckung im GBT.

Bei der Deutschen Bahn sind bereits seit über 10 Jahren Inertialmeßsysteme der Baureihe iNAV-RQH-4003 im Gleismeßwagen "RailLab" und anderen Meßzügen im Einsatz du durch die Deutsche Bahn bzgl. ihrer hohen Genauigkeit für den eigenen Einsatz zertifiziert. 

Die aktuelle Position des MEWA97 kann online im Internet verfolgt werden:

MEWA12 on the rail (press F5 for update the screen)

On the above website you can see the current position of the MEWA12 rail vehicle.


English Abstract:

The RF detector rail vehicle MEWA12 of Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) has implemented iMAR's iNAT-RQT-4003 in 10/2015 as position and heading reference to survey the RF distribution of GSM-R and commercial GSM on SBB's railway network. The system provides position, heading and velocity even during GNSS outages of more than 1 hour with high accuracy and in real-time. Typical applications are surveying and geo-Location determination in real-time within deep valleys, urban canyons or long tunnels like the Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) with 57 km length, where it is just used to certify the RF installation of GSM-R.

Since 06.11.2015 German Rail (DB) uses also the iNAT-RQT-4003 (beside of iMAR's iNAV-RQH-4003 , which is installed sinces more than 10 years successfully on the "RailLab" and other surveying Trains of German Rail) on the ICE-2 high speed train to Survey the GSM-R availability on the rails in the GBT and other tunnels.

The iMAR navigation & surveying systems provide solutions where competitive systems failed under same conditions due to missing accuracy, reliability and support.   

The iNAT-RQT-4003 is free of any ITAR regulations and can be exported under simplified "dual-use" regulations worldwide. 

Further information:

Datasheet iNAT-RQT-4003

Paper: iNAT-RQT-4003 INS/GNSS/Odometer Data Fusion in Railway Applications (2016)

Please contact our sales engineers for further information.


Freitag, 24 Juli 2015 iMAR sponsert Denkmal für Hermann Anschütz-Kaempfe, Erfinder des Kreiselkompass

A Memorial to the Inventor of the Gyro Compass H. Anschütz-Kaempfe

iMAR sponsert Kreisel-Denkmal zum Andenken an Hermann Anschütz-Kaempfe in Zweibrücken

1908 wurde erstmals ein Kreiselkompaß auf einem Schiff als Nordreferenz eingesetzt - es war auf dem deutschen Linienschiff SMS Deutschland.

Erfinder des Kreiselkompasses ist der 1872 in Zweibrücken geborene Hermann Anschütz-Kaempfe. Ohne ein solches "Gyro Compassing" zur präzisen Navigation wäre der folgende Ausbau der Schiffahrt kaum denkbar gewesen.

Engagierte Bürger der Stadt Zweibrücken und Professoren der dortigen Hochschule entwickelten die Idee, ein Denkmal für diesen berühmten Sohn der Stadt zu errichten. iMAR Navigation hat dieses Vorhaben bzgl. Design und Finanzierung großzügig unterstützt.

Seit Juli 2015 kann man das Denkmal in Zweibrücken auf der öffentlichen Zufahrt zur Hochschule (nahe dem Observatorium) sehen. Eine Gedenktafel erinnert an den Erfinder und Unternehmer H. Anschütz-Kämpfe, der 1931 in München starb. Das Unternehmen "Anschütz" (heute ein Teil des US Konzerns Raytheon Marine) ist noch heute in Kiel tätig.


PS: Zweibrücken liegt in Rheinland-Pfalz, an der östlichen Grenze des Saarlandes und 20 km entfernt vom Hauptsitz der iMAR Navigation GmbH in St. Ingbert.

Freitag, 12 Juni 2015 iMAR's facilities, scanned with p3d's ProScan Kinematic Laser Scanner (using an iMAR IMS) iMAR Navigation facilities in St. Ingbert: 2'250 m² production and design area within 3 connected buildings (A, B, C)

iMAR Technology for ProScan, p3d's most advanced Kinematic Laser Scanning Solution

Inertial Measuring and Synchronization Solution for Kinematic Laser Scanning

p3d Systems, a worldwide leading company providing kinematic laser scanning solutions for advanced surveying applications, launches their latest product ProScan. The product is based on p3d's most sophisticated system design and application software, supported by iMAR's advanced inertial measurement and synchronization technology.

The Kinematic Laser Scanning solution from p3d reduces the “time to results” from days to hours by scanning as the system moves through a site. p3d’s solution does not require special scan targets or office registration that sometimes comes with static scanning. The ProScan system works indoors and outdoors and can be operated successfully after only a short introduction. The net result is typically an order-of-magnitude reduction in field and office time for capturing and preparing dense 3D data for various applications and industries.

The picture shows the kinematic scan of iMAR facilities in St. Ingbert, obtained in May 2015, where the ProScan system had been simply manually moved along a line in front of the buildings to gather all data.

p3d's ProScan supports laser scanners from FARO (Faro Focus3D X Series), Leica, Z+F.

Further information:

ProScan by p3d Systems - product information

FARO Focus3D - product information (optional sub-component of the p3d solution)

Dienstag, 12 Mai 2015 iNetGo: Data Modem for GNSS Correction Data Transmission

iNetGo: Data Modem to receive 2G/3G GNSS GBAS Corrections

iNetGo: Miniaturized fully automated data modem to receive RTK and DGPS Corrections

iMAR launches a new miniaturized fully automated data modem, supporting GSM / GPRS / NTRIP communication to provide RTK and DGPS correction data in real-time from data Networks like SAPOS / AXIO-NET / ASCOS.

The iNetGo is working with all iMAR GNSS proucts and also with third party GNSS products requiring connection data. It only needs a location information via NMEA (GGA message) and privides the correction data via the same RS232 UART Interface.

Further information:

iNetGo Datasheet

[12 3  >>  
Copyright © 1993 - 2017 iMAR Navigation GmbH. All Rights Reserved.