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Before choosing course

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus EQ1010 (Spring 2016–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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Intended learning outcomes

After the course the students will be able to:

* Explain the physical principles behind inertial sensors, and what physical quantities they measure.

* Define the most common coordinate systems used in inertial navigation and describe how quantities are transformed between them.

* Give an overview of the basic building blocks of an inertial navigation system.

* Explain by rule of thumb how the errors in inertial navigation systems grow.

* Describe the basic ideas behind a zero-velocity-aided inertial navigation system.

Course Disposition

Course structure:

1. Lecture giving an overview about inertial sensors and inertial navigation.

2. Laboration illustrating signals from accelerometers and gyroscopes.

3. A deeper lecture about inertial navigation.

4. Laboration illustrating dead-reckoning, coordinate transformations, and vector algebra.

5. Demonstration of a more complex inertial navigation system. 

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboration, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

 Passing grade on LAB1 1,5 AF

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EQ1010

Offered by

EES/Information Science and Engineering

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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