About Advanced Navigation

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Advanced Navigation is the world’s most determined innovator in AI robotics and navigation technologies.

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Headquartered in Australia, Advanced Navigation is the world’s most determined innovator in AI robotics and navigation technologies. By leveraging its capabilities in AI neural networks and deep learning algorithms, its solutions deliver unparalleled capabilities and exceptional performance across land, air, sea and space applications.

Made possible with extensive research, testing and automated manufacturing, the company develops transformative technologies from inertial and sonar navigation to photonic and quantum sensing. Customers choose Advanced Navigation for ultra-high accuracy, reliability and advanced design.

Founded on a culture of research and discovery, Advanced Navigation’s mission is to be the catalyst of the autonomy revolution. Powered by a deep curiosity to apply ground-breaking technologies to uncover and explore new frontiers, the company is ultimately extending human capabilities to build a more resilient and sustainable future, with safer outcomes.

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Advanced Navigation revolutionary technologies

AI-based navigation technology

Advanced Navigation was founded on the major breakthrough of applying Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) to inertial navigation. The company entered the space in 2012 when co-founder Xavier Orr commercialised an AI fusion neural network out of his university thesis.

Equipped with self-learning capabilities, AI fusion neural networks introduced faster sensor error tracking and superior integrity monitoring by recognising patterns in large amounts of data, compared to traditional algorithms such as the Kalman filter. This enabled the system or vehicle to produce reliable data with higher accuracy, and better tracking of errors than current industry players. There was also a leap in performance in difficult conditions where erroneous data was fed into the system, which was especially noticeable in high multipath GNSS environments such as urban canyons or complex terrain.

As the leading player to spearhead this technology, Advanced Navigation corroborated the development with many years of lab and field research and rigorous testing. The process, consisting of building enormous data into the AI fusion neural network model to establish a strong baseline of data, was propelled by the simple yet paramount goal to ensure the model exhibited evident advantages over traditional Kalman filters. All of this foundational work would later enable the company to develop INS offerings on high-end microprocessors operating at a relatively lower level of power, significantly reducing the size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) of units, and shaping the next generation of INS solutions.

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World-first Digital FOG technology

Advanced Navigation’s Boreas series, featuring revolutionary patented technology, is the future of fibre-optic gyroscopes (FOG).

As the world’s first digital fibre-optic gyroscopes (DFOG) inertial navigation system (INS), the Boreas series combines cutting-edge closed-loop DFOG and accelerometer technologies, with a dual antenna RTK GNSS receiver.

The sensors are fused with Advanced Navigation’s revolutionary AI sensor fusion algorithm allowing the system to extract significantly more information from the data. The series is designed for control applications, with a high level of health monitoring and instability prevention to ensure stable and reliable data.

The system features ultra-fast gyro compassing, acquiring and maintaining an accurate heading under the most demanding conditions, without requiring GNSS to operate. Based on its revolutionary DFOG technology, Boreas delivers a 40% reduction in size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C), relative to competing systems.

This patented technology opens the possibility for adopting FOG INS systems across a much broader range of vehicular applications, particularly autonomous vehicles and submarines, where weight and size are at a premium. This is particularly critical for long GNSS-denied missions, where crewed and uncrewed vehicles may be travelling for hundreds of days.

The technology is well suited for assured PNT (aPNT) applications across subsea, marine, land and air applications.

The space-qualified variant of this technology, the Boreas X90, will be supporting NASA in its inspirational space endeavours. It will enable spacecraft to autonomously explore the Moon and beyond to Mars, help uncover scientific discoveries, unlock the lunar economy and inspire a new generation of space explorers.

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Subsea robotics

Hydrus, Advanced Navigation’s fully autonomous submersible drone, is a revolution in underwater AI robotics, developed to open exciting frontiers in ocean exploration.

The design of Hydrus synthesises numerous bleeding-edge navigational and data capture technologies with highly developed and sophisticated artificial neural network intelligence. Deployable by a single person, 3D missions can be planned in minutes, without specific knowledge or training. The sonar communication capabilities allow users to monitor and adjust missions in real time, and upon completion, data is wirelessly retrieved using a laptop.

Hydrus is an elegant solution to a complex, expensive problem. It has the potential to discover why some of the ocean’s greatest climate change events are occurring, inspect offshore wind farms, detect, localise and classify marine species and subsea assets, while monitoring change in any underwater environment.

Developed to ensure professional grade underwater imagery and data is accessible to everyone, Hydrus is the drone revolution underwater.

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