High-end inertial sensors are widely used in harsh and demanding environments such as industry, commercial aerospace, naval, space and defense applications, where excellent navigation and positioning is needed for critical missions. Due to the growth of all kinds of autonomous systems and for use especially in GPS-denied environments, inertial sensors have been ever so pertinent. Increased military spending from US and also geopolitical tensions in middle east, could drive a slightly higher demand for autonomous aerial, naval and land systems (UAV, UGV, LAV, MAV, ROV, etc) where high-end inertial sensors could benefit. In this presentation, Yole will provide an overview of the market and technologies for high end inertial sensors as well as market and technology trends for accelerometers, gyroscopes and IMU/AHRS/INS (for example photonic FOG, IMU integration in robotic cars, etc).
Dimitrios Damianos, PhD joined Yole Développement (Yole) as a Technology and Market Analyst in the Photonics & Sensing division. Dimitrios is daily working with his team to deliver valuable technology & market reports regarding the imaging and sensor industry including photonics & MEMS. He holds a BSc in Physics and a MSc degree in Photonics from the University of Patras (Greece). After his research on theoretical and experimental quantum optics and laser light generation, Dimitrios pursued a Ph.D. at Grenoble’s university (France) in optical and electrical characterization of dielectric materials on silicon with applications in photovoltaics and image sensors, as well as SOI for microelectronics. He has also authored and co-authored several scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals.