Open-Loop Fiber Optic Gyroscope

EMCORE’s Open-Loop Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) technology features the enhanced reliability and repeatability of the breakthrough Photonic Integrated Chip (PIC) technology of the former KVH FOG & Inertial Navigation products acquired by EMCORE in 2022. Proven aboard autonomous platforms worldwide, these non-ITAR FOGs and IMUs bridge the gaps in satellite navigation with precision data, very high bandwidth, low latency, and low drift.

EMCORE’s open-loop products provide superior CSWaP (Cost, Size, Weight and Power) compared to competing systems and legacy designs for a wide variety of Aerospace & Defense, and Commercial navigation applications.

dsp 1760

 Precision Gyros with Maximum Ease of Integration

 The navigation-grade DSP-1760 FOG includes EMCORE’s breakthrough photonic integrated chip (PIC) technology for improved reliability and repeatability. This gyro offers versatility with 1,2 or 3 axes of the world’s smallest precision FOGs. The DSP-1760 is ideal for commercial applications, including stabilization for land, sea and aerial systems, and navigation of autonomous systems.


  • High-bandwidth, low-noise angular rate sensor
  • Ultimate flexibility with nine different configurations
  • Easy-to-integrate housed package and unhoused OEM variant.


TAC 450

Outstanding Performance for the Most Demanding Environments and Applications

The new TAC-450-360 inertial measurement unit (IMU) is one of the premier IMUs offered by EMCORE. Designed to deliver the highest level of performance, the non-ITAR TAC-450-360 IMU includes our exclusive photonic integrated chip (PIC) technology. The high-performance TAC-450-360 IMU is designed for applications in which high bandwidth, low latency, and low drift are critical. The TAC-450-360 IMU is integrated with inertial-grade accelerometers and three axes of magnetometers to provide the high accuracy levels that leading autonomous and manned platforms demand.


  • Designed for ease of integration with flexible interface settings and programmable message outputs.
  • Excellent performance in critical applications and the specs that matter most.
  • Improved SWaP plus robust performance and survivability



Ultra-compact Single- or Dual-axis FOGs

EMCORE takes fibre optic gyro (FOG) technology to a new level of performance with the DSP-1750, the world’s smallest high-accuracy FOG. Available in both single- and dual-axis configurations, the DSP-1750 is designed for a wide range of precision navigation, stabilization, and pointing applications where low noise and high performance across the entire range of operating temperatures are critical. Ideal applications include long-range optical and sensor systems, gimbals, tactical missiles, autonomous vehicle navigation, and the stabilization of virtually all types of commercial equipment platforms.


  • Extremely low noise, high bandwidth
  • EMCORE E•Core®ThinFiber technology/li>
  • Innovative, versatile two-piece design for easy integration
  • Analog and digital output versions

TAC 450Versatile, Highly Accurate Photonic FOG-based IMU for Demanding Autonomous and Manned Applications

The new TAC-450-340 inertial measurement unit (IMU) is a versatile, high-performance, non-ITAR IMU featuring photonic integrated chip (PIC) technology for robust performance and survivability. It also offers inertial-grade MEMS accelerometers for excellent performance for autonomous and manned platforms. The TAC-450-340 IMU integrates easily into the most demanding applications including autonomous vehicle navigation and positioning; unmanned aerial surveillance, surveying and mapping; humanoid robots; and oil and gas pipeline inspection equipment.


  • Compact with improved SWaP
  • Your choice of 2g, 10g, 16g and 30g inertial-grade MEMS accelerometers
  • Outstanding resistance to shock and vibration


TAC 450Affordable, Robust Photonic FOG-based IMU with High-Performance in Challenging Stabilization and Navigation Applications

The new TAC-450-320 inertial measurement unit (IMU) is a dependable, tactical-grade, non-ITAR inertial system that’s also affordable. It features EMCORE’s exclusive photonic integrated chip (PIC) technology for robust performance and survivability and offers inertial-grade MEMS accelerometers for outstanding FOG-based inertial performance as affordable as MEMS alternatives. The TAC-450-320 IMU is ideal for autonomous and unmanned commercial and defense applications, mobile mapping and surveying systems, targeting and pointing systems, and guidance and positioning.


  • Compact and lightweight with high-performance
  • Offered with 16g inertial-grade MEMS accelerometer.
  • Robust performance with high bandwidth


CG 5100

Versatile, Highly Accurate COTS IMU

The versatile, commercial CG-5100 IMU combines proprietary technologies – highly accurate EMCORE FOGs coupled with industry proven MEMS accelerometers – all within a compact single enclosure, providing reliability and long-term compliance to customer specifications. EMCORE’s CG-5100 is a low drift, solid state, FOG-based commercial solution ideally suited for critical sensing applications and GPS-integrated navigation programs. This strap-down inertial subsystem offers:


  • Outstanding reliability and accurate 6-degrees-of-freedom measurement
  • Excellent performance from proprietary algorithms to a fully digital gyro sensor output
  • Convenient, easy-to-adapt output in a fully digital RS-232/RS-422 format.


dsp 3000

Superior Precision and Reliable Performance at a Lower Cost

The workhorse of EMCORE’s single-axis FOG series, EMCORE’s DSP-3000 offers field-proven performance in a wide range of applications. Its compact and robust design, coupled with a choice of analog, digital, and digital RS-232 outputs, makes the DSP-3000 the most versatile fiber optic gyro available and an ideal solution for guidance and stabilization, low-cost IMUs, integrated GPS/INS, and AHRS.


  • EMCORE’s mature all-fiber optical circuit for exceptionally low noise (ARW)
  • EMCORE’s proprietary E•Core polarization-maintaining fiber
  • Robust, modular design housed in a package roughly the same size as a deck of playing cards.


dsp 3100

High-speed Data Output in a Compact Package

Designed for demanding applications requiring high-speed data output, the EMCORE DSP-3100 offers a powerful high-speed digital RS-422 interface with 1000 Hz asynchronous output in a package more compact than the EMCORE DSP-3400. With its industry-standard Samtec 26-pin connector, it offers a versatile package ideal for installations with tighter installation requirements while not sacrificing performance, reliability, or durability.


  • EMCORE’s mature all-fiber optical circuit for exceptionally low noise (ARW)
  • EMCORE’s proprietary E•Core polarization-maintaining fiber
  • Robust, modular design housed in a package roughly the same size as a deck of playing cards.


dsp 3400

Robust, Reliable Gyro in a Durable, Shielded Package

The EMCORE DSP-3400 offers the reliability and robust design found in all members of the DSP-3000 series but adds the benefits of a true digital RS-422 interface and a 1000 Hz synchronous output in a durable, shielded package. As a result, the DSP-3400, with its robust, modular design, is a powerful option for use in applications requiring FOG output to be transmitted over a longer distance.


  • Mature all-fiber optical circuit ensures exceptionally low noise (ARW)
  • Proprietary E•Core polarization-maintaining fiber
  • Robust, modular design housed in a package roughly the same size as a deck of playing cards.


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Rugged, High-accuracy INS and AHRS with Exclusive PIC technology and Embedded GNSS

With a data rate 10x faster than competing systems, EMCORE’s advanced GEO-FOG 3D inertial navigation system (INS) includes three EMCORE ultra-reliable PIC enhanced gyroscopes integrated with three low-noise, high-grade 16g accelerometers, three axes of magnetometers, a pressure sensor, and the option of either a single or dual antenna GNSS receiver. With advanced sensor fusion and PIC technology, the GEO-FOG 3D INS delivers reliable, precise navigation and control to a wide variety of aerial, ground, marine, and subsurface applications and platforms.


  • Groundbreaking sensor fusion algorithm extracts more data than typical Kalman filters.
  • Continuously running north-seeking gyrocompass provides accurate heading.


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Rugged, High-accuracy INS and AHRS with Exclusive PIC technology and Embedded GNSS

EMCORE’s benchmark fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based P-1750 inertial measurement unit (IMU) is the core processor of the robust GEO-FOG 3D Dual INS. EMCORE’s exclusive photonic integrated chip (PIC) technology delivers improved reliability and repeatability. The precision non-ITAR GEO-FOG 3D Dual features two GNSS antennas on a fixed PTK baseline to offer increased heading, pitch, and roll accuracy for static and dynamic applications where a single antenna system can be problematic. This dual antenna INS is the best choice for systems requiring heading at start-up or in low dynamic conditions.


  • Data rate 10x faster than other available systems
  • Cutting-edge sensor fusion for dependable, precise navigation in a full array of applications and conditions
  • Six degrees of freedom (DoF) IMU with integrated gyros and accelerometers

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