iMAR Navigation, a leading German provider of solutions in navigation, stabilization, guidance and control for all defense, geodetic, industrial and automotive applications. iMAR Navigation GmbH, a German company, is a specialist on inertial navigation technology and has extensive long-time experience in conception, development, pro­duction, maintenance, and support of inertial measuring and navigation systems destined to a wide range of standard and spe­cial applications in various fields like surveying, stabili­sation, guidance, control and defence. iMAR was founded in 1992 in St. Ing­bert, near Frankfurt (Germany), where it has its head­quarters and production site (2'300 sq.m / 25'000 sq.ft).

iMAR Navigation: location of headquarters in Germany

iMAR operates an advanced and powerful in-house manufacturing and integration infrastructure: Several multi axes turntables and temperature lab, vibration and shock testing lab, 3-axes and 5 axes CNC machine Tools, ZEISS coordinate measuring machine etc.; click on the picture to have a look into one of iMAR's manufacturing and integration labs.Three key elements make a sound basis for devel­oping our advanced inertial measuring systems - know-how, expertise and in-depth knowledge of in­ertial measuring technologies, navigation algorithms, sensor systems, propulsion technologies, hydraulics, mechatronics and process calculation systems, as well as hardware de­sign, firmware design and software Engineering including highly sophisticated data fusion.

Our cost-effective, premium high-tech products and system solutions are the result of a policy of con­tinuous investment in human resources and techno­logical in­novation - more than 60 employees, all highly qualified and dedicated to their work, all state-of-the-art sensor tech­nologies ranging from MEMS gyros to hemispheric resonator gyros (HRG) and from fiber optic gyroscopes (FOG) to ring laser gyros (RLG) and a powerful development and production tool chain also featuring in-house Mat­lab/Simulink, SolidWorks/­COSMOS, EDA tools, HyperMill, 3-axes and 5-axes CNC cen­tres.

iMAR is certified and manufacturing according to military, industrial and aerospace standardsiMAR is certified and manufacturing according to military, industrial and aerospace standardsQuality and reliability of our products are guaranteed by our modern production site, which is certified according to ISO9001 / EN9100, quality standards (in­dustrial en­gineering / development and production lifecycle ac­cording to aviation requirements); the production facility is certified to EASA Part21G (avionics equipment) since 09/2011. iMAR's comprehensive testing equipment also includes sev­eral two and three axis turntables, a micron accurate coordinate measuring machine, full range tem­perature chambers and a 40 kN vibration testing platform fully complying with mil/space specifications. After final testing our products are delivered to customers operating in industrial branches, automotive industry, to civil and military aviation compa­nies and to the armed forces (navy, army and airforces) and aerospace agencies of many countries.

Due to the increasing volume of offered products and system solutions iMAR has expanded its production and research facilities in May 2003 to be able furthermore to serve also the expanding international market. An additional building was errected end of 2014 to provide additional 800 sqm for manufacturing and development.

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The following list shows some of the products being developed and manufactured by iMAR (Products & Markets):
  • Inertial measuring and navigation systems of all technologies incl. integrated GNSS receiver (incl. RTK and SAASM), odometer interface etc. for navigation, surveying, stabilization and control (iNAT, iNAV)
  • Automotive Testing Systems, ADAS Test Systems, measurement systems for the highly automatized driving (iTraceRT, iNAT-FSSG, iNAT-M200)
  • Hardened measurement systems for crash testing (iNAT-FSSG)
  • Torpedo navigation systems for heavy-weight and light-weight torpedoes; navigation for naval weapons (iTNAV)
  • Systems for road surveying and 3D topology surveying (iNAT, iDRPOS.32, iNAV)
  • Airborne systems for 3D Laser Scanning (iNAT-RQT, iNAT-HQS, iALS-3D)
  • Fiber optical gyros and MEMS based gyros as stand-alone component with odometer interface for autonomous guided vehicles (iOLFOG, iMGYR, iAGV)
  • 6-axes solutions incl. integrated GPS for autonomous guided vehicles (iVRU-CB) 
  • Artificial horizons  (iNAT)
  • Stabilization of cameras and antennas on cardanic platforms for highly agile, highly precise or also lower cost applications (iIPSC, iSCU)
  • INS/GNSS  systems for surveying, control and GIS applications (iNAT, iNAV, iTraceRT)
  • Rail way surveying systems (iNAT-RQH, iNAT-RQT)
  • Navigation, Guidance and Control of unmanned guided air vehicles and underwater vehicles as well as of land vehicles (iNAT-M200, iVRU, iTNAV, iNAT-RQT, iNAT-HQS)
  • IMUs and complete system solutions for attitude, antenna and weapon stabilization (iNAT, iSCU, iIPSC)
  • 3D Transfer Alignment System to align fire control systems, weapons, missile warning systems as well as machinery tools during the manufacturing / installation process (iPEGASUS)
  • Pipeline surveying systems , tunnel surveying (iPST, iNAT)
  • systems for the horizontal directional drilling / HDD / MWD (iPST, iGST)
  • Ship stabilization systems, Ride Control (iSSMC)
  • Inertial measurement systems for airborne applications (iNAT-CFM, iNAT-M200, iNAT-RQT, iVRU-CB-M)
  • kinematic surveying with INS/RTK/DGPS (iNAT-RQH, iNAT-FSSG, iNAT-M200)
  • Inertial surveying systems for geodetic applications (iNAT-RQH, iNAT-RQT, iNAT-FSSG)
  • Substitution of mechanical or other obsolete gyro systems by FOG-, RLG or HRG based systems in existing applications, "Customized Form-Fit-Function Replacements"
  • Replacement of navigation systems with gimbaled or dynamical tuned gyros (DTG)  by state-of-the-art strap-down navigation systems in "Form, Fit & Function"
  • Magnetic based heading sensors (iMAG)
  • Air Data Computer (iMADC)
  • GPS based compass systems with dual antenna technology, as stand-alone device or integrated inside our complex navigation systems (iDAGOS, iATTHEMO, iNAT)
  • customized measuring systems for industrial, defence and automotive applications

Further Information

Details about our products and markets can be found here Products
Explanations and FAQ regarding Inertial Navigation: FAQ Inertial Navigation
List of some of iMAR's customers worldwide: References
Vacancies @ iMAR Navigation: Job opportunities
An extended company profile can be downloaded here: Company Profile iMAR GmbH
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