IMU06 Standard



What is the IMU06?

The IMU06 is a compact 6 degree of freedom inertial measurement unit. It provides 3 axis acceleration (maximum 10G) and angular velocities (maximum 300 degrees/s) on both CAN and RS232 at user configurable data rates of up to 100Hz. The unit can also provide a timing pulse to indicate the moment at which the sample has been taken for data alignment purposes. NOTE:  The IMU06 outputs roll, pitch, and yaw rates, not actual roll, pitch and yaw angles.  These can be estimated from the rates but will not be exact.

Who is the IMU06 designed for?

The IMU06 is designed for vehicle dynamics testing applications, particularly for suspension of braking testing. It can also find application in a number of other position sensing applications such as stability control. 

How does the IMU06 integrate in to an existing data logging system?

There are two output formats available on the IMU06, RS232 and CAN data. The RS232 data is formatted using the Race Technology data format, detailed in Appendix A. This data can be fed directly in to a Race Technology data logger such as the DL1 or DL2, alternatively it can be viewed directly on a PC or Race Technology display product. 

The CAN data can be user configured to use any two CAN channel IDs. This data is transmitted at selectable rates of up to 100Hz.

Ordering information

  • IP50 version: IMU06
  • IP67 version: IMU06WP