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EEA, Geodetics partner for new INS system

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Epson Electronics America and Geodetics Inc. have partnered to produce a new inertial navigation system for manned and unmanned vehicles.

The product is a variant of Geodetics Geo-iNAV, a fully integrated GPS-aided inertial navigation system that provides real-time, high-precision positioning and navigation for manned and unmanned air, sea and ground vehicles. It combines GPS and proprietary sensor fusion technologies.

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The new system is being integrated with Epson's new G362 and G352 inertial measurement unit modules.

"Geodetics has the high-precision navigation expertise necessary to integrate IMU and GPS technologies, producing inertial navigation systems that meet the performance requirements of very demanding applications" said David Gaber, Epson Electronics America's IMU product line manager. "The combined solution, called Geo-iNAV Tactical, is a cost-effective, tactical-grade INS in a compact package with no ... export control restrictions."

Epson Electronics America, a subsidiary of Japan's Seiko Epson Corp., said the Geo-iNAV Tactical is offered in several configurations to meet a wide range of requirements.

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