SBG Systems announces “SmartFusion,” its breakthrough data fusion engine designed to enhance the IG-500 range of inertial systems.
At the core of SmartFusion is a deep redesign of the on-board Extended Kalman filter, based on field motion data. Developed from thousands of hours of data logs recorded by valued customers, SmartFusion is currently the most powerful and finely tuned engine of its class.
This release introduces major evolutions such as Motion Profiles for precise and easy sensor configuration, new dedicated features, and strong sensor performance enhancements.
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To improve algorithm performance, SBG Systems worked closely with customers selected to represent each main application. Thousands of hours of data records have been collected as a basis for algorithm writing. From this raw data, the development team was able to finely tune and validate complex algorithms on each environment.
All algorithms have been tested and adjusted with a “Hardware in the loop” process to check and prove sensor accuracy, reliability and performance
“SmartFusion design represents a wonderful collaboration with our customers to strongly enhance our data fusion technology. Thanks to our advanced processes, SmartFusion is the most powerful engine in its class” proudly states Alexis Guinamard, CTO of SBG Systems.
Motion Profiles makes advanced configuration easy with the Extended Kalman Filter. Additionally, this system is calibrated to application constraints for the best performance achievement.
Example: if you want to install the IG-500 sensor in an airplane, select the "Aircraft High Dynamics" motion profile and all parameters will be automatically adjusted.
SmartFusion Motion Profiles include more than Kalman Filter parameters; they also adjust automatically to Vibration level, Dynamic model, Magnetic disturbance immunity, and specific application constraints. Moreover, the interface gives customers the freedom to choose some advanced parameters, and offers useful suggestions such as Recommended heading sources or Placement requirements.
Motion Profile example
As a result of continuously listening to our customers’ needs, the SBG Systems development team added to SmartFusion useful new functions* in IG-500 sensors:
As part of the continuous effort to provide the best-in-class accuracy, the SmartFusion Extended Kalman Filter has been deeply redesigned to make the IG-500 inertial range reaches outstanding performance:
Vibration immunity has been improved by a factor of 100, making IG-500 the best-in-class series in critical environment. This level has been reached thanks to advanced FIR filtering techniques combined with extensive testing.
Computations latency is reduced with less than 5ms computational delay in all conditions and less than 3ms in high performance mode
SmartFusion Release is an additional proof of SBG Systems' expertise in motion industry and algorithms design.