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Calibration of Triaxial Accelerometer and Triaxial Magnetometer for Tilt Compensated Electronic Compass

  • Ales KuncarEmail author
  • Martin Sysel
  • Tomas Urbanek
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 466)

Abstract

This research paper describes the method for the calibration of accelerometer and magnetometer for tilt compensated electronic compass. The electronic compass is implemented using triaxial MEMS accelerometer and triaxial MEMS magnetometer. The heading of the compass is generally influenced by scale factors, offsets and misalignment errors of these sensors. The proposed calibration method determines twelve calibration parameters in six stationary positions for accelerometer and twelve calibration parameters in 3D rotations for magnetometer.

Keywords

Accelerometer Calibration Electronic compass Magnetometer Micro-electro-mechanical-system 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This work was supported by Internal Grant Agency of Tomas Bata University in Zlin under the project No. IGA/FAI/2016/035.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Applied InformaticsTomas Bata University in ZlinZlínCzech Republic

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