Tracking a moving object using an IMU


I’m interested in tracking an FPV quad as it is flying, without resorting to absolute position methods (cameras / object detection from those cameras). I have been considering integrating the results from an IMU to do this. It needs only be accurate for about 1m (one lap :). I am looking to track within 2m accuracy at the end of the lap. Would this be feasible with an IMU? GPS assist isn’t out the question either…

I guess at this point I’m asking people with more experience than myself if I’m barking up the wrong tree from the start.

[quote]Would this be feasible with an IMU?[/quote]Not a chance with consumer grade sensors. The detailed explanation is here: … n-velocity

GPS is an option.