Inertial Measurement Unit

For my instrumentation and measurement unit, I chose to design and build an inertial measurement unit based on an Arduino microprocessor. Using a 6 axis IMU I was able to gather numerical data in the X, Y and Z directions as well as the pitch, yaw and roll of the device. The measurement code written for the Arduino allowed for software-based filtering and smoothing of the data and refinement of sample rates. The code also allowed for the formatting of the outputs, and data storage onto an additional SD card wired into the Arduino which can directly be imported into excel for analysis.

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