|coremicro® Palm Navigator Product Series
These products were developed
from the technologies of the following awarded US Patents:
6,157,891; 6,167,347; 6,246,960; 6,278,945; 6,292,750; 6,311,129;
6,311,555; 6,393,292; 6,408,245; 6,415,223; 6,415,227; 6,424,914;
6,427,122; 6,427,131; 6,449,559; 6,456,939; 6,459,990; 6,473,713;
6,477,465; 6,480,152; 6,494,093; 6,496,778; 6,508,122; 6,516,272;
6,516,283; 6,522,992; 6,611,170; 6,622,090; 6,651,027; 6,658,354;
6,671,622; 6,671,648; 6,697,736; 6,697,758; 6,704,574; 6,725,173;
6,738,714; 6,792,353; 6,795,772; 6,868,421; 6,879,875; 7,143,130;
7,162,367 and 7,409,290
coremicro® Palm Navigator product series is
a family of advanced navigation/location tracking and communications
devices based on the coremicro AHRS/INS/GPS Integration Unit.
This coremicro Palm Navigator system which provides position and
motion information uses the coremicro IMU (Inertial Measurement
Unit) and other sensors for interruption-free, highly accurate real
time tracking regardless of GPS reception. Using the integrated
multiple navigation sensors, it achieves better reliability, all
weather coverage, and enhanced survivability to provide continuous
and accurate navigation/location information in a variety of environments.
The coremicro Palm Navigator system provides precise interruption-free
position for multiple platforms communications, tracking and decision
aids system for personnel, robots, manned/unmanned ground vehicles
(UGV), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and other combat platforms,
in complicated environments and terrain where the GPS signals are
This innovative device can work in either the GPS/IMU Integration
Mode or Aided INS Mode, depending on the availability and quality
of GPS signals. Therefore, it is capable of providing continuous
accurate navigation/location tracking in open air, heavy forest
canopy, urbanized terrain and indoor environment.
Operating Mode for coremicro
Palm Navigator 2, 3 and 4
GPS/IMU Integration Mode: When GPS signals are available, the
coremicro Palm Navigator operates in the GPS/IMU integration
mode. In this mode, GPS determines the tracking accuracy, while
the navigation sensors are self calibrated and compensated.
Aided INS Mode: When an individual proceeds into a heavy forest
canopy, narrow streets with tall buildings, or a building, where
the GPS signals are blocked, the coremicro Palm Navigator operates
in the aided INS integration mode.
User Interface: RS-232, USB, and RF data
Advanced digital signal processing, multi-sensor data fusion, filtering,
system integration, intelligent control and monitor technologies
are employed to achieve high system performance to supply the functions
for sensor signal reception/processing, navigation data acquisition
and processing, data processing and filtering, and networking.
The coremicro Palm Navigator architecture is not a closed system.
It is modularized and open to other systems to create a rapid prototyping
environment for implementing and exploring a variety of guidance,
navigation, and control and communications (GNCC) integration techniques.
By providing position data to the central station the coremicro
Palm Navigator shows where on the floor plan the Robots/Ground Vehicles/Airplanes/personnel
are. Its application achieves the Wireless Wide Area Networked Precision
Geolocation System for the generic multi-agent high-performance
real-time Decision Aids System. In applications where GPS loss is
intolerable, this coremicro Palm Navigator can be used to reliably
track individual users. It can be utilized for personal navigation
as well as miscellaneous GNCC applications and is ideal for navigation
in metropolitan areas, where GPS is intermittent or altogether unavailable.
For indoor tracking it does not require a priori knowledge of the
facility, does not need to be part of a building's infrastructure
and can be set up quickly. These features make the system particularly
useful for urban settings, tracking firefighters, patients, personnel,
emergency responders, etc. The central/master station can be connected
to a laptop or desktop PC to display a graphical view of the relative
locations and status of mobile and reference nodes. Repeater reference
coremicro Palm Navigators are placed as needed to dynamically expand
the coverage area. These assist in relaying information between
the mobile and master station nodes. Mobile units are equipped with
devices, such as, Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) type to show
a map of relative mobile, master station and reference node positions.
Available Palm Navigator products
coremicro Palm Navigator1
coremicro Palm Navigator2
coremicro Palm Navigator3
coremicro Palm Navigator4
Navigator Product Chart (PDF) for comparison of different
Palm Navigator products.