A new calibration method for low cost mems inertial sensor module

Sheng Chih Shen, Chia Jung Chen, Hsin Jung Huang

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This paper presents a new calibration method to overcome the challenges of MEMS inertial sensors for underwater navigation. The MEMS inertial sensor module is composed of an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a circuit of signal process. For navigation estimation, it is easy to be influenced by errors which come from MEMS inertial sensors. In general, the sources of error can be categorized into two groups, deterministic type and stochastic type. The former primarily includes bias errors, misalignment and nonlinearity; the latter contains temperature effect and signal drifting. Subsequently, the linearity calibration is used to modify the deterministic error and the wavelet analysis can suppress the stochastic noise. Therefore, the new calibration method integrated of linearity calibration and wavelet signal processing is utilized to enhance the accuracy and performance of MEMS inertial sensor module. The experimental results demonstrate that the output signal can be corrected suitability by means of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)819-824
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Marine Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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