NASA’s Mars exploration is enabled with state-of-the-art sensor technology by Murata Finland using Okmetic’s advanced silicon wafer as a platform. Murata Finland’s SCA100T dual-axis inclinometer is used in NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, which arrived to Mars with the Perseverance rover in February 2021.
The purpose of the inclinometer is to eliminate the inclination errors of the separate IMU through calibration before each flight to ensure flight accuracy. The signal produced by the sensor must be extremely precise as on Mars the inclination signal is about one-third of the signal measured on Earth.
Okmetic is extremely proud to be able to support Murata Finland and NASA in this exciting project giving us more information on Mars. Read more about the from Murata website.