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Silicon Sensing’s All-Silicon Gyro

In trials of its latest pilot’s aid, the ment that the CRH02 consistently deliv- maneuvering naval vessels to a preci-

ADX XR, AD Navigation AS has used ered allowed the ADX XR to maintain a sion of only a few centimeters. Size and

Silicon Sensing’s new, MEMS gyro- highly accurate and detailed 3 to 5-min- weight are also key as these are portable scope, the CRH02, to help guide the ute ship course prediction for the pilot devices, installed only for the duration ‘Pioneering Spirit’ into Maasvlakte in throughout all maneuvers and docking. of the pilotage. Following this success- the port of Rotterdam. Silicon Sensing’s CRH02 is an all- ful trial, a production order was placed

The Pioneering Spirit was formerly Pi- silicon single axis gyro measuring for CRH02 gyros for the ADX XR. eter Schelte and, at a massive 372 x 124 just 25mm square and 33mm high and Lorentz Ryan, Managing Director meters, is the largest construction vessel weighing only 45 grams. This tiny unit of AD Navigation AS explains: “The in the world. The vessel is designed for delivers the outstanding motion sensing compact form factor along with the ex- the single-lift installation and removal performance typical of much larger ? - tremely precise performance of the new of large oil and gas platforms and the ber optic gyro (FOG) devices - but is far CRH02 gyro makes it a perfect compo- installation of record-weight pipelines. more robust, with a much lower size and nent in our ADX XR ultra-precise and

In maneuvering and docking such weight. AD Navigation’s ultra-precise, portable navigation system.” large vessels in the close con? nes of port portable navigation systems require this Steve Capers, General Manager, Sili- a pilot will, typically, take control. In level of performance as they help man- con Sensing Systems comments: “Our this trial, the pilot used the ADX XR to age the traf? c in major ports like Rot- team is particularly proud of this suc- aid the dif? cult navigation process. The terdam, Antwerp, London and Liverpool cessful trial, and the subsequent pro- extremely precise data on ship move- and are also used by the US Navy for duction order to equip AD Navigation’s

The Pioneering Spirit & the new CRH02 silicon MEMS gyro.

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