Since 1992, when the MRU was introduced to the maritime market, tens of thousands
of units have been deployed worldwide and are in operation in an extensive range of
The MRU family of attitude sensors has in many applications become the de-facto
sensor for attitude determination.
With its leading position in the motion sensor market, Kongsberg is committed to
constantly improving its offerings to the maritime industry.
Since its introduction in 1992, the MRU has evolved from a product with an initial roll and pitch accuracy of
0.3º to the current accuracy of 0.01º. Proving their robustness, many of the first units
delivered are still in operation today. And with a strong emphasis on cost efficiency
and customer benefits, the MRU story will continue to evolve.
In-house competence and know-how
Through its many years in the market, and a close co-operation with customers,
Kongsberg has built up a unique level of experience in maritime applications. This
know-how and expertise has been incorporated into its products, giving customers
the tailored solutions they demand.
Kongsberg can also call upon its in-house development of gyros, and their use in
combination with accelerometers and GNSS receivers, to gained a deep know-how
about these kind of sensors. This know-how is exploited to make better products for
During the last 20 years Kongsberg has been working on closely integrating MRU
inertial navigation system (INS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
technology. This integration, together with sensor fusion technologies, has resulted in
the Seapath and the DPS series of products. In these products, the company utilizes
the complementary nature of INS and GNSS technologies to make products that
provide optimum results for position, attitude and heading.