06459990 is referenced by 73 patents.
A positioning method and system for water and land vehicles is disclosed for highly accurate and self-contained operation. In which, an inertial navigation system (INS) is built on the micro MEMS (MicroElectroMechanicalSystem) IMU that is the core of the position determination system. To compensate the error of the INS, multiple navigation sensors are integrated into the system. The magnetic sensor is used as a magnetic field sensor to measure the heading of the vehicle. The odometer is used to measure the distance when the vehicle is on land. An automated Zero velocity updating method is used to calibrate the ever increasing INS errors. When the vehicle is in the water, a velocimeter is used to measure water speed for the INS aiding.