The Microsystems Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine, conducts cutting edge research and provides rigorous multidisciplinary academic training in the field of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). The Laboratory assumes a leadership role in the development of chip-scale gyroscopes and Inertial Measurement Units (IMU). Their researchers are skilled in the full cycle of development, including theory, design, modeling, fabrication, control electronics, packaging, and hands-on experiment. The innovations are fueled by funding from both government and private industry.
The laboratory utilizes five Ideal Aerosmith table systems as part of their comprehensive development and characterization testing capabilities. The Ideal Aerosmith equipment includes a 1291BR Series single axis MEMS grade table, a 2102 Series table providing multi-axis testing capabilities, and a high speed 1571 Series table which can test at rates up to 18,000 deg/sec (3000 RPM or 50 Hz).
For more information about the gyro work being performed at the University of California Microsystems Laboratory, check out the UCI Micro Systems Lab website