Fusion sensors

[This documentation is preliminary and is subject to change.]

By combining the data from a 3D accelerometer, 3D gyroscope, and 3D magnetometer we can achieve 9-axis Fusion and derive certain “virtual” sensors. While it is possible to have 6-axis Fusion, 9-axis provides the greatest granularity and strongest feature set of data; therefore, if any type of fusion is implemented for Windows, it must be 9-axis Fusion.

Inclinometer

An inclinometer is a sensor that indicates the inclination of the device related to the horizontal of an axis. These are formulized as Yaw, Pitch, and Roll.

The following is a list of additional resources for inclinometers.

Orientation

Orientation is a sensor that defines how the device is situated in space. Typically, this value is given through rotation data, but it can also support a rotation matrix.

The following is a list of additional resources for orientation.

Compass

Compass is a tilt-compensated heading with respect to True North and, dependent upon the sensor capabilities, Magnetic North.

The following is a list of additional resources for compass.

 

 

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