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How to Quickly & Easily Build Your Own Reliable, Inexpensive, and Precise Autonomous System

A key component to autonomous systems has traditionally been the satellite navigation (GPS/GNSS) and inertial navigation (IMU/INS); however, these technologies are typically expensive, difficult to use and difficult to customize. Join this webinar to learn how Aceinna OpenIMU provides a flexible, accurate, and open-source solution to this problem.

Originally presented: November 13, 2018
Duration: 1 hour
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In order to develop highly accurate navigation, guidance and localization systems to guide autonomous vehicles, ROVs, drones, etc., integration and use of complex navigation technologies such as satellite navigation (GPS/GNSS) and inertial navigation (IMU/INS) are required.

In this presentation, we will set up and install an easy-to-use open-source tool for developing precise navigation and control functions. The presentation will include a tutorial on an on-line navigation simulator, set up of free coding tools using the Aceinna Visual Studio Code extension, algorithm development, debugging, and data-logging analysis. By the end of the presentation, attendees will be familiar with these free software tools and can start development of a custom navigation solution using the latest precision OpenIMU hardware from Aceinna.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn how to cost-effectively develop highly accurate navigation, guidance and localization systems for autonomous vehicles
  • Understand how to quickly simulate navigation system performance using sensor error models and an on-line tool
  • Set up and install OpenIMU tool chain
  • Code a custom GPS/INS algorithm using C-code and Aceinna's extensive open-source algorithm libraries
  • Download and debug a custom GPS/INS algorithm on an OpenIMU precision inertial measurement unit
  • Learn to collect and analyze data from navigation hardware using free Python tools


Mike Horton, CTO, Aceinna

Mike Horton is the Chief Technology Officer of Aceinna where he oversees the development of Aceinna's inertial and GNSS/INS-based navigation products. Prior to Aceinna, Mike Horton was the President and CEO of Crossbow Technology, a pioneer in MEMS inertial sensor technology for high-accuracy navigation. Mike has over 15 patents and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He is an active angel investor in Band of Angels and Sand Hill Angels.