The FIEP Zelenograd Nanocenter Has Participated in the Development of a Gyroscope for Drones and Virtual Reality Devices

13 May 2021

The Zelenograd Nanotechnology Center (ZNTC) of the RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP) investment network (part of the VEB.RF Group) has supported the development of a high-precision microelectromechanical (MEMS) gyroscope for unmanned aerial vehicles. The work has been carried out for the Gironav Research and Production Enterprise.

The ZNTC has partly invested in the development of the gyroscope, which will be manufactured at its site in the future.

The gyroscope is part of an inertial system used for spatial orientation and stabilization of unmanned vehicles, both airborne and ground-based ones. It is also used to monitor the trajectory of vehicles in the event of loss of communication with a navigation satellite. The new development is characterized by high-temperature resistance, improved accuracy, and low noise. The device weighs around 40 grams.

The device can also be used in robotics and virtual reality devices.

“MEMS angular velocity sensors are produced in Russia, but are often used within the production chains of large corporations and are not commercially available. Our company’s development, on the contrary, is aimed specifically at the open market,” said Dmitry Daniltsev, Head of the Gironav RPE. “The project will contribute to solving the problem of import substitution in the segment of high-precision MEMS angular velocity sensors, where currently more than 50% of the volume is occupied by products of foreign manufacturers.”

“The fundamental difference between the Zelenograd center is not only investment and consultancy services, although this is certainly important for startup projects, but also the ability to conduct research and experiments using high-tech equipment, to produce prototypes and go into pre-production, and technical support,” specifies Anatoly Kovalev, ZNTC General Director. “The team’s task is also to find industry partners and investors, both in Russia and abroad, so that projects can break new ground.”


The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs was established in 2010 in accordance with Federal Law No. 211-FZ “On reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.” The Fund aims to develop the innovative infrastructure in the sphere of nanotechnology and implement the educational and infrastructure programs already started by RUSNANO.

The supreme collegial management body of the Fund is the Supervisory Board. Under the Fund’s Charter, the competence of the Supervisory Council, in particular, includes the issues of determining the priority directions of the Fund’s activity, as well as its strategy and budget. The Chairman of the Fund’s Executive Board, the collegial management body, is the Chairman of the Board of Management Company RUSNANO LLC Sergey Kulikov.

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The Zelenograd Nanotechnology Center (ZNTC) is one of the leading innovative companies carrying out research and development in the field of nano- and microsystems technology. It is part of the investment network of the RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs. The ZNTC develops and manufactures sensors and transmitters for physical values, integrated optics, and a photonic component base for building intelligent control systems. It supports more than 30 startups in various industries, including robotics, industrial automation, energy, and medicine.