L3 Technologies Super-TAC Next-Gen IMU
L3 Technologies Super-TAC Next-Gen IMU

L3 Technologies Super-TAC Next-Gen IMU

The L3 SuperTAC IMU bridges the performance gap between tactical-grade and navigation-grade inertial measurement units in a small, lightweight robust package.The SuperTAC IMU integrates three fiber-optic gyros that exceed tactical-grade performance with three high-accuracy Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) accelerometers and state-of-the-art support electronics in a single small, lightweight package. This solution addresses the need for superior inertial performance in a tactical-grade package, critical for operation in GPS-denied and contested environments.

The SuperTAC IMU measures change in velocity and angle, utilizing a configurable variable synchronous data link control (SDLC) digital serial bus. The SuperTAC is configured to offer customers the best value solution when designing new systems, as well as provide the flexibility to upgrade existing platforms. The SuperTAC IMU employs state-of-the-art optics with fewer components, providing significant performance and reliability improvements across standard military environments.


L-3 Space & Navigation, located in Budd Lake, NJ has been designing, developing and producing inertial components, sensors and navigation systems for Space, Ground, and Avionic applications for over 75 years. L-3 has been developing Fiber Optic Gyros (FOGs) since the early 1990s, producing and delivering IMU products with performance ranging from tactical to strategic grade.

 L3 Technologies Super-TAC Next-Gen IMU
L3 Technologies Super-TAC Next-Gen IMU

The L-3 Super-TAC IMU offers the highest bias stability
and angle random walk available in tactical-grade
inertial measurement units and is designed to be used
in Avionic, Missile, Ground, Marine applications. The
following is a representative list of system applications:
• Electro-optical/FLIR/Camera/Radar/
Laser Pointing / Stabilization
• Guidance/Navigation
• Motion Compensation
• Target Location Systems
• Autonomous Vehicle
• GNSS-aiding
• Oil and gas exploration
• Mapping/Survey
• UAV/UUV Flight Controls

1 comment

  1. Hello,

    We Aero Thermo Technology a company is working on an SBIR Phase II for MDA agency and we have been encouraged to propose an extension to do a flight experiment.
    We are developing algorithms (observers) which allow to predict the steady state response much before the end of the transient thereby achieving a lag time comparable to that of a higher grade and more expensive IMU.
    For that matter we are looking for a vendor and partner who might be interested in fine
    to incorporate the algorithms in their products.
    If that is the case, call us at 256-430-0618

    Dr. Tournes

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