Miniature gyroscope for drones of unmanned automobiles

Miniature gyroscope for drones of unmanned automobiles

A startup from Special economic zone (SEZ) Technopolis Moscow presented a new high-precision gyroscope for drones at Expoelectronica.

The high-precision MEMS gyroscope for drones was developed by ZNTC startup “Gironav”.

The gyroscope (angular velocity sensor) is an integral part of the inertial stability control system, which solves the problems of spatial orientation and stabilization. Furthermore, it can be used to control the drone’s trajectory in case of loss of satellite navigation signal. Distinctive features of the new development are increased accuracy, low noise and high temperature stability.

«This example clearly shows how science, technology and manufacture are combined into a single ecosystem in Technopolis Moscow. The new device is a domestic development of a SEZ startup. It is the result of the joint work of Russian innovators and Zelenograd Nanotechnology Center. ZNTC helps young companies to develop by co-financing their projects and providing them access to high-tech equipment. Last year Nanocenter invested over 200 million rubles in an industrial site where microelectronics are manufactured», - said Gennady Degtev, the General Director of SEZ Technopolis Moscow.

ZNTC together with Technopolis Moscow created modern infrastructure to ensure a full cycle of microelectronics manufacturing and to launch new businesses. Nanocenter has partially invested in the development of the gyroscope, and its facilities will be used in the manufacturing. Today ZNTC supports more than 30 startups in various industries, including robotics, industrial automation, energy and medicine.

«Angular velocity MEMS sensors are produced in Russia, but they are often used within the manufacturing chains of large corporations and are not available on the market. The development of our company, on the contrary, is addressed specifically to the open market», - noted Dmitry Daniltsev, the head of “Gironav, According to him, this project will solve the problem of import substitution in the segment of high-precision angular velocity MEMS sensors, in which more than 50% of the volume is currently occupied by products of foreign manufacturers.».