TARS (Transportation Attitude Reference System) from Honeywell is a packaged sensor array designed to report vehicle angular rate, acceleration, and attitude data for demanding applications in industries such as heavy-duty, off-highway transportation.
The TARS-IMU enables autonomous vehicle characteristics and enhances efficiency and productivity by reporting key data required to automate and monitor movements of vehicle systems and components. High performance IMU reports vehicle angular rate, acceleration and inclination data (6 degrees of freedom, see image below)
It is designed to to allow vehicle manufacturers and end users to increase efficiency with the automation of repetitive movements and complex tasks and enables precise movement, actuation, and guidance over severe terrain and vehicle grades. TARS-IMU enhances safety through monitoring and guidance capabilities to promote the productivity of operators.
The sensor fusion algorithm may be customized for specific vehicle applications via on-board firmware, allowing movement data to be filtered for extraneous environment and vehicle movements.
With two sensor models for different power levels, the TARS-IMU accommodates both 5 V and 9 V to 36 V vehicle power systems.
Communication is transmitted using industry standard CAN J1939 connectivity. Durable design with top-of-the-line sealing (IP67, IP69K), the TARS-IMU is ruggedized to withstand harsh or heavy-duty applications.