An Embedded Orientation Estimation Module for Thin Line Towed Arrays

Bayramcik B. G. , Urhan O.

21st Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), CYPRUS, 24 - 26 Nisan 2013 identifier identifier


In this paper, an orientation estimation module suitable for thin line towed arrays is developed. This module computes the orientation in real-time using on-board MEMS (Microelectromechanical systems) based three-axis magnetometer, gyroscope and accelerometer raw data. The computed orientation information is transferred to a central computer using CAN-BUS (Controller Area Network) which goes throughout the thin line towed array. The experiments performed show that the modules developed are able to estimate the orientation successfully.