MEMS IMUs in Autonomous Vehicle Navigation
MEMS IMUs often serve as feedback sensing elements, within the Guidance Navigation Control (GNC) systems for Autonomous Ground Vehicles (AGV). This session will provide a functional overview of the IMU's role in these systems, with specific emphasis on crucial performance metrics and key funciotns, wihch are often overlooked and under-emphasized, during conceptual and architectural development phases for emerging AGV systems.
Application Engineer, High Performance Inertial MEMS
Mark Looney is an applications engineer at Analog Devices in Greensboro, North Carolina. Since joining ADI in 1998, he has accumulated experience in high-performance inertial MEMS technology, sensor-signal processing, high-speed analog-to-digital converters, and dc-to-dc power conversion. He earned a B.S. (1994) and M.S. (1995) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, and has published numerous technical articles. Prior to joining ADI, he helped start IMATS, a vehicle electronics and traffic solutions company, and worked as a design engineer for Interpoint Corporation.