Keyword: Navigation and guidance systems

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The open-architecture flight software package provides solutions for onboard orbit determination.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Briefs: Aerospace
Autonomous quadcopters can be trained using simulations to increase their speed, agility, and efficiency.
Briefs: Automotive
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This system enables battery-free ocean exploration with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A malaria-test "bandage"; underwater navigation via sound; and a biodegrading, implantable sensor.
Technology Leaders: Energy
Just like smartphones, the same trend of combining separate components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA's UAS traffic management expertise leads to advances in drone navigation.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Multiple commercial applications include defense, search and rescue, and disaster relief.
Briefs: Imaging
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
How to design for safety, reliability, and connectivity using the latest circuit protection technologies and board layout strategies.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This program provides a relative navigation capability for spacecraft, remotely operated terrestrial vehicles, and machine vision.
Briefs: Motion Control
An inexpensive gyroscope could help drones and autonomous cars stay on track without a GPS signal.
Application Briefs: Communications
Learn abut Bosch Sensortec's “Light Drive” system.
Application Briefs: Defense
Soldiers tend to dodge, dive, duck, and run, creating motion measurement challenges.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Landers to small bodies such as comets and asteroids can use this program to estimate the terrain richness of the previously unmapped small body.
Briefs: Communications
The technique could be used to improve navigation for robots, drones, or pedestrians.
Application Briefs: Transportation
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A technology uses a combination of WiFi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real-time.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Learn about the Draper Multi-Environment Navigator.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement

Smart agriculture, also known as precision agriculture, allows farmers to maximize yields using minimal resources such as water, fertilizer, and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

GPS signals do not penetrate very deeply or at all in water, soil, or building walls, and therefore can’t be used by submarines or in underground activities such as surveying mines. GPS also...

Briefs: Aerospace

Future Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and air taxis will require advanced onboard autonomy to operate safely within complex and dynamic urban environments. Urban landscapes...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Ants are able to use polarized light and ultraviolet radiation to locate themselves in space. AntBot mimics this ability to explore its environment randomly and go home automatically, without GPS or...

Application Briefs: Aerospace

Attitude detection is a crucial element in aircraft and spacecraft navigation. The motion of an aircraft consists of a translational component (motion of its center of mass with respect to...

Briefs: Motion Control

A technique was developed to quickly teach robots novel traversal behaviors with minimal human oversight. The technique allows mobile robot platforms to navigate autonomously in...

Articles: Imaging

Throughout the history of the electronics industry, the old refrain that systems will continuously become faster, simpler, and cheaper has remained true. In the early days of computer vision, a frame...