||Instrument: IMU : Inertial Measurement Unit|
In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
Instrument Class: Recorders/Loggers
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An inertial measurement unit (IMU), is an electronic device that measures and reports on a craft's velocity, orientation, and gravitational forces, using a combination of accelerometers and gyroscopes, sometimes also magnetometers. IMUs are typically used to maneuver aircraft, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), among many others, and spacecraft, including satellites and landers.