INERTIAL 2018 will have tutorials on Monday, March 26

Tutorial Registration

Tutorial registration is separate from symposium registration. Tutorial Fees include access to all tutorials, coffee breaks, breakfast, and lunch on Monday.

Tutorial Listing


Title: Atom Interferometer Inertial Sensors 

Presenter: Prof. Kai Bongs, University of Birmingham

Room: Bassanini


Title: Modeling of offset and offset drift sources in AM/FM inertial sensors

Presenter: Dr. Alessandro Tocchio, ST Microelectronics

Room: Bassanini


Title: System-Level Considerations in Inertial Sensor Performance

Presenter: Prof. Michael Braasch, Ohio University

Room: Bassanini

Most inertial navigation systems operate at three basic task-rates: high-speed, medium-speed and low-speed.  High-speed tasks include formation and compensation of the raw delta-Vs and delta-thetas.  Medium-speed tasks include attitude determination and velocity update.  Low-speed tasks include position update and gravity calculation.  Most inertial sensor designers concentrate their efforts in the high-speed task arena.  Once the measurements have been formed and compensated, they are sent off to the systems and software engineers.  This tutorial provides an overview of those ‘downstream’ tasks and focuses particularly on the long-term impact of sensor errors on inertial navigation system performance.  Key error characteristics such as the Schuler, Foucault and Diurnal oscillations will be discussed.  Which is more important?  Gyro bias or accel bias?  The answer is that it depends on the length of the mission!  We will go through the details as well as highlight the criticality of additional performance metrics such as scale factor error, noise, data rate and data latency.

Michael Braasch is the Thomas Professor of Engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Ohio University.  He is also a Principal Investigator with the Avionics Engineering Center at Ohio University and has been performing a wide variety of navigation system research for the past 32 years.  Mike has taught inertial navigation short courses at Honeywell, Kearfott and Northrop Grumman as well as other institutions.  He is a Fellow of the U.S. Institute of Navigation, serves on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society and is an instrument-rated commercial pilot.