The vast scale of modern mining operations, often in remote and inhospitable areas is driving a change in the type of equipment used. More and more frequently unmanned systems are being used to increase safety and reduce man power. From remote airborne sensing for survey purposes to remote ground vehicles for digging and moving earth, the modern mine is ever more reliant on sensors to ensure efficient operation. Accelerometers and gyros are key components of any sensing system where unmanned systems are used. Often mining requires underground navigation where no GPS is available and systems rely on inertial navigation and other sensors. 

    mining trucks

    Key attributes:

    •    Low Noise/ARW
    •    Good bias stability
    •    Scale factor stability
    •    Rugged
    •    Very long MTBF