Sensors and instruments used to detect rotary position, angular position, tilt, or inclination relative to the horizon or a linear position.

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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 (55 suppliers)

Compasses are navigational instruments that determine direction relative to Earth’s magnetic poles.
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Gyroscopes (59 suppliers)

Gyroscopes are designed to measure angular rate or orientation about a given directional vector.
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Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) use integrated gyroscopes and accelerometers to detect the distance and direction traveled over a period of time. Measurements are summed to determine change from an initial location.
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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) 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 (125 suppliers)

Tilt sensors measure tilt angle with reference to the earth’s ground plane.
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Tilt Switches (46 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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