Miniature Inertial Measurement Unit (MIMU)


Miniature Inertial Measurement Unit (MIMU)

Miniature Inertial Measurement Unit (MIMU) is an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) developed and built by Honeywell International to control and stabilize spacecraft during mission operations. MIMUs can also be configured to perform as an Inertial Reference Unit (IRU). MIMUs have been flown on GEO, Low earth orbit (LEO), planetary missions and Deep-Space-Probe applications.

Missions

Geostationary (GEO) missions

*Spacebus

Low-Earth Orbiting (LEO) Missions

*Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)

Planetary missions

*Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter [cite web | title=Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Design Approach for High-Resolution Surface Imaging | work= PDF | publisher= American Astronautical Society | url=http://trs-new.jpl.nasa.gov/dspace/bitstream/2014/37230/1/03-0246.pdf | accessdate=2006-07-29] - launched in 2005 on a mission to study the planet Mars
*STEREO [cite web | title=Honeywell To Provide Miniature Inertial Measurement Units For STEREO Spacecraft | work= Web | publisher= Honeywell International, Inc. | url=http://www.honeywell.com/en/aerospace/announcement_details.jsp?rowID=115&docID=3995&catID=2 | accessdate=2006-10-25] - launched in 2006 on a mission to study the Sun

Deep-Space-Probe missions

*New Horizons - launched in 2006 on a mission to study the planet Pluto

Future missions

*Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter [cite web | title=NASA GSFC Solicitation: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Intertial (LRO) Reference Unit (IRU) | work= Web | publisher= Moon Today | url=http://www.moontoday.net/news/viewsr.html?pid=19234 | accessdate=2006-11-01] - scheduled to be launched in 2008 on a mission to study the Moon

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See also

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* [http://www.caravan-ny.com/sat_mimu.html Images of Miniature Inertial Measurement Unit (MIMU)]
* [http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sptimes/access/990525441.html?dids=990525441:990525441&FMT=FT&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Feb+20%2C+2006&author=KRIS+HUNDLEY&pub=St.+Petersburg+Times&edition=&startpage=1.D&desc=OF+SPACE+AND+TIME OF SPACE AND TIME – St. Pete Times Story (2006-02-06)]
* [http://www.honeywell.com/sites/aero/Guidance-Navigation3_C1A989F3F-A4B1-6EB3-28F6-973FFC765B98_HAC168944-9AE1-9FCE-7451-C26B426F2212.htm Honeywell Satellite Guidance & Attitude Control]
* [http://www51.honeywell.com/aero/common/documents/myaerospacecatalog-documents/MIMU.pdf Honeywell Miniature Inertial Measurement Unit (MIMU) Specification Brochure]

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