Photonics Research & Applied Navigation Sciences laboratory
Established in 2000, PRANS lab represents a strategic department for GEM elettronica and since its inception, innovation and scientific knowledge constituted the main basis of this research lab.
Photonic solutions represent a big improvement for guidance, navigation and stabilization sensors for their physical characteristics and their possible technological applications in the areas of activity of the company.
PRANS lab facilities have been specifically realized to stand as a research center of excellence, which has required important investments from GEM elettronica during the years.
Other than specifically high-tech laboratories for the research activities on photonic sensors, the PRANS lab dispose of advanced test rooms and next-generation calibration machines.
The wide framework of research includes high-performance fiber-optic gyroscopes, accelerometers, inertial sensors for guidance, navigation and positioning, mathematic models, optical research and a number of applications linked to the development of atomic, laser and spectrometric technologies.
By the ministerial decree of January 31st 2001, the MIUR (Italian Ministry of Instruction, University and Research) acknowledge GEM elettronica PRANS lab as one of the Highly-Qualified Italian Laboratories.
PRANS lab employs highly-qualified multidisciplinary researchers, coming from different academic and scientific environments. Between this research professionals there are engineers, physicians, mathematics and qualified technicians professionally specialized in the domain of inertial navigation systems.