ANELLO Photonics Launches ANELLO X3, a Compact 3-Axis Optical Gyroscope IMU for Precision Navigation in Challenging Environments

ANELLO Photonics has unveiled the ANELLO X3, a 3-Axis optical gyroscope Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) positioned as the world’s smallest and lightest commercially available offering in its category. This development addresses the growing need for precise navigation in GPS-denied and contested environments across aerial, maritime, and terrestrial domains.

The ANELLO X3 responds to industry demands for accuracy, reliability, and functionality in challenging conditions, emphasizing critical metrics such as size, weight, and power. Leveraging the ANELLO SiPhOG (Silicon Photonics Optical Gyroscope) technology, this tri-axial optical gyroscope promises high accuracy, performance, and reliability, catering to autonomous applications.

Dr. Mario Paniccia, CEO of ANELLO Photonics, emphasized its significance, stating, “The ANELLO X3 represents a significant leap forward in navigation technology. Its precision and tri-axial capabilities make it ideal for critical applications.”

Key features of the ANELLO X3 IMU include:

  • 3-Axis ANELLO Silicon Photonics Optical Gyroscope – SiPhOG™
  • Gyro Bias Instability: < 0.5°/hr
  • Angular Random Walk: < 0.05°/√hr
  • Accel Bias Instability: < 20μg
  • Power Consumption: < 5.0W
  • Size: < 8 in3
  • Weight: < 0.5 lbs
  • RS-422 or UART interfaces

Industry leaders, including Russell Ellwanger, Tower Semiconductor CEO, expressed support for the ANELLO X3, highlighting its strategic importance in commercial and defense applications.

Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Hugh Wyman Howard III noted the ANELLO X3’s potential in enhancing survivability and lethality in combat environments without GPS signals or where signals are compromised.

ANELLO Photonics revealed ongoing trials with leading customers across sectors such as construction, farming, robotics, trucking, unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous vehicles, and defense. To mark the ANELLO X3’s launch, the company is offering collaboration opportunities, encouraging interested parties to connect via

The ANELLO X3’s introduction marks a significant advancement in navigation technology, meeting the demands of precision and reliability in diverse autonomous applications across industries.