Sensors and instruments used to detect rotary position, angular position, tilt, or inclination relative to the horizon or a linear position.
Altimeters (18 suppliers)
Altimeters are instruments used to determine an object’s altitude above ground or sea level by interpreting measurements of atmospheric pressure, radar or GPS signals.
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Compasses (53 suppliers)
Compasses are navigational instruments that determine direction relative to Earth’s magnetic poles.
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Gyroscopes (66 suppliers)
Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) (33 suppliers)
Inertial measurement units (IMUs) determine location via integrated gyroscopes and accelerometers that detect the distance and direction traveled over a period of time.
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Inertial Navigation Systems (82 suppliers)
Inertial navigation systems use a combination of accelerometers and angular rate sensors (gyroscopes) to detect altitude, location, and motion. They may also be capable of detecting attitude, position, velocity, temperature, or magnetic field.
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Motion Reference Units (MRU) (10 suppliers)
Motion reference Units (MRU) is a solid state motion reference device capable of measuring pitch, roll, heave, and heading to a high degree of accuracy
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Tilt Sensors (130 suppliers)
Tilt Switches (45 suppliers)
Tilt Switches are electric switches in which an electrical circuit is made by mercury or other device flowing or moving into a gap when the device tilts to a pre-specified angle.
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