KVH P-1750 FOG-Based IMU

NovAtel IMU-P1750 Inertial Measurement Unit

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The IMU-P1750 FOG-based IMU from NovAtel is a high-bandwidth commercial IMU with photonic integrated chip (PIC) technology that provides proven performance for the most demanding environments and applications. The IMU-P1750 IMU offers user-programmable data output rates from 1 to 1000 Hz.



The IMU-P1750 FOG-based IMU from NovAtel delivers outstanding performance thanks to breakthrough PIC technology for increased reliability and upgraded high-performance accelerometers for the precision that autonomous platforms demand. The IMU-P1750 is available with a choice of 10g or 30g high-end accelerometers that augment performance for autonomous and manned systems with improved Bias Instability, Scale Factor, and Velocity Random Walk.

The new photonic chip technology reinvents fiber optic gyro (FOG) technology with improved reliability, unit-to-unit repeatability, and easier integration with an integrated planar optical chip that replaces individual fiber optic components. The result is a precision photonic fiber optic gyro sensor that is more durable and reliable with increased performance designed for a high level of repeatability.

The IMU-P1750 offers ease of use and high adaptability, featuring flexible RS-422 asynchronous communication with user-programmable data output rates from 1 to 1000 Hz. The package dimensions and mounting features enable easy drop-in replacement.

As the ability to tailor the output to exactly what the end user requires is key, the technology enables users to customize the desired message output from both the IMU-P1750’s photonic FOGs and integrated high-performance accelerometers. In addition, the IMU-P1750 offers users a high degree of flexibility, as the baud and data rates can be adjusted. This enables the user to minimize the communication latency, delivering accurate information even faster.


  • All new, exclusive photonic integrated chip (PIC) technology
  • Available with either 10g or 30g high-performance accelerometers
  • Highly accurate 6-degrees-of-freedom angular rate and acceleration data
  • Affordable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) system
  • Flexible interfaces and compact design
  • Excellent shock, vibration, and thermal performance


  • Autonomous vehicle navigation
  • Antenna, camera, laser pointing, and stabilization
  • GNSS-aiding
  • AHRS, EO/FLIR stabilization
  • Flight controls
  • Mapping/surveying
  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Autonomous navigation, guidance, and positioning
  • Motion sensing

Technical Specifications

Performance Specifications
Input Rate (max):±490°/sec
Bias Instability (25°C):≤0.05°/hr, 1σ (typical)
≤0.1°/hr, 1σ (max)
Bias Temperature Sensitivity:≤0.7°/hr, 1σ (typical)
Bias Offset (25°C)±2°/hr (max)
Scale Factor Non-linearity (full rate, 25°C):≤50 ppm, 1σ (typical)
Scale Factor Temperature Sensitivity:≤200 ppm, 1σ (typical)
Angle Random Walk (ARW) (25°C):≤0.012°/√hr (≤0.7°/hr/√Hz )
Bandwidth (-3 dB)≥440 Hz
Input Range:±10g (max)±30g (max)
Bias Instability (25°C):15 μg, 1σ45 μg, 1σ
Bias Offset (25°C):±110 μg, 1σ±325 μg, 1σ
Bias Temperature Sensitivity:≤375 μg, 1σ≤1125 μg, 1σ
Scale Factor Temperature Sensitivity:≤120 ppm/°C (typical)≤120 ppm/°C (typical)
Velocity Random Walk (25°C):34 μg/√Hz102 μg/√Hz
Bandwidth (-3 dB):≥200 Hz≥200 Hz
Temperature (operating):-40°C to +75°C
(-40°F to +167°F)
-40°C to +75°C
(-40°F to +167°F)
Shock (operating):9g (11 ms, sawtooth)28g (11 ms, sawtooth)
Vibration (operating):8g rms (20-2000 Hz, random)12g rms (20-2000 Hz, random)
Initialization Time (25°C):≤3 sec
Data Interface:RS-422 Full Differential, Asynchronous or Synchronous
Baud Rate:9.6 Kbps to 921.6 Kbps, User-selectable
Data Rate:1 to 1000 Hz; User-selectable
Dimensions:88.9 mm (D) x 73.7 mm (H) (3.5 inches x 2.9 inches)
Weight:0.7 kg (1.54 lbs)
Power Consumption:5 W (typical), 8 W (max)
Input Voltage:+9 to +36 VDC


NovAtel products come with a one-year warranty. The warranty, provided by NovAtel, covers any product which does not materially conform to NovAtel’s specifications or that is significantly defective in materials or workmanship, for a period of 12 months from the date of shipment. Accessories come with a similar 90-day warranty. NovAtel’s Extended Warranty Program provides the option to increase the duration of the warranty by an additional 12 or 24 months. The warranty is covered in more detail in the NovAtel Warranty and Return Policies page.

Why Buy from Us?

In business since 2004, Canal Geomatics is an authorized dealer for NovAtel and has established itself as an industry-leading distributor of high-precision positioning products in North America. Our mission is to find the best solution for each unique application and extend premium support to ensure the long-term success of our customers. We offer both volume and reseller discounts for the majority of our product lines.


The IMU-P1750 FOG-based IMU from NovAtel is available through Canal Geomatics. If you would like to learn more about it, please use the Request Pricing form to get in touch with us.