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Inertial Navigation Systems For Mobile Robots
Inertial Navigation System For Mobile robots or autonomous mobile robots are being increasingly used for domestic as well as industrial and other applications. Autonomous Mobile robots are the robots which move from one place to other in order to accomplish a given task.
Aeron Systems Launches Pollux
Aeron Systems, the Pune based developer and manufacturer of Inertial Navigation Systems, launched Pollux, its latest offering in the INS range of products, at Defexpo India 2018, held at Chennai from 11th to 14th April 2018. The Pollux was launched by Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal S B Deo. Pollux combines Aeron’s proprietary Kalman filter based parameter estimation engine with high-speed processing power to deliver position, ground speed, and orientation information at high update rate. Weighing just about 40 grams and highly compact in size, Pollux finds its use in multiple applications like soldier navigation, robots, drones and other ground and airborne platforms.
Traditionally, inertial navigation has been an expensive technology which limited its application to high-end military vehicles, precision-guided missiles or aircraft. Since the advent of MEMS technology and low-cost gyroscopes and accelerometers
Use of robots for domestic as well as commercial purposes is growing rapidly. As the cost of robots goes down and their versatility increases, a lot more of tasks and chores would be performed by robots. Precise and accurate navigational assistance is absolutely essential for robots to function properly and carry out their ordered tasks.
Gyroscopes are the most important part of an inertial navigation system or any guidance system. Gyroscopes were invented a century ago and have been used as references to know the inertial state of a moving body. From Kettering bug to the Apollo spacecraft,
Tilt sensors significantly impact the output of solar power plants (CSP) and hence, are commonly used for solar tracking. Though the importance of solar tracking and the boost in production due to it is proven, there is a lot of confusion around how this systems works and what are the expected gains out of it.
The energy output of a photo-voltaic solar plant is closely linked to the efficiency of the solar modules using which the solar panels are made. It is needless to mention that numerous designs and configurations are being developed and tried out to further enhance the output of the modules.
As we all would agree, solar power, especially the installation of floating solar power plants have gained significant popularity and acceptance in the energy sector. PV installations have proved to be cost efficient and carbon-light way of producing every from the solar radiation. Excluding the high initial investment, another big challenge for making PV installations more abundant is the need for land. While in large countries like Australia, the USA, or India availability of land is not a constraint, in many small countries, or islands like Japan, Malaysia, etc. availability of land is a major constraint.
Weather conditions, including the temperature in which the solar panels are operating, have a considerable effect on the performance of the solar panels. It might sound counter-intuitive to many of us, but low temperature actually boosts the performance of the solar panels. Solar panels, like any other electronic device, are more productive at low temperatures.
The efficiency of the PV solar panels is largely dependent on the ambient conditions and several factors come into the picture to determine the actual efficiency of panels during their operation. One such factor is soiling.