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Acceration to Veocity and Position

  1. Oct 24, 2008 #1
    I am developing a UAV helicopter. I have an IMU that measure X,Y,Z accelerations, X,Y,Z angles and X,Y,Z angular rates. From these, I want to derive the current X,Y,Z velocity and X,Y,Z relative position. It's been awhile since physics class. :) I know that there is going to be some integration, but I'm not sure the words to search for the answers. Where do I start?
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  3. Oct 24, 2008 #2


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    Since acceleration is change in velocity and velocity is change in position, you would need some initial conditions (velocity and position) to predict the future from the acceleration.
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