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Comparison of two static calibration methods of an inertial measurement unit

Kian, Sek Tee and Awad, Mohammed and Dehghani, Abbas and Moser, David and Zahedi, Saeed (2011) Comparison of two static calibration methods of an inertial measurement unit. Biomedical Engineering, 216.


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Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) type inertial measurement unit (IMU) is increasingly used in gait measurement applications. Practically, there is an urgent need for fast deployment of the device in field. Static calibration is needed to acquire zero-bias (ZB) and sensitivity (S) of all axis in an IMU. These parameters are essential in mathematically transforming electrical signals to kinematic outputs. Conventional static calibration method using a rotary table is time-consuming and costly. A faster static calibration method is studied and compared. This paper investigates two static calibration methods in terms of accuracy and required time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: inertial measurement unit; tri-axial accelerometer; dual axial gyroscope; static calibration; zero bias; sensitivity; rotary table; 6-known-positions
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA165 Engineering instruments, meters, etc. Industrial instrumentation
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Robotic and Mechatronic Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2014 08:18
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2014 08:18
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5916
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