# Get device position from IMU

Hi there, this is my first time dealing with IMUs. I have a problem where a device with a IMU made a path. I have measurements of the accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer over some time and an initial position in lat/lon values, I need to estimate the lat/lon for the rest of the data. I know that this will have a big error due to drift and other things but for I'm still curious to see the results. My data is already calibrated, and I am using the Madgwick filter to obtain the orientation in quaternion. What I am having a hard time is in figuring it out what to do next.

I got the quaternion and calculated the rotation matrix, from that I multiplied the acceleration with the inverse of the rotation matrix. (I already removed the gravity effect).

linear_acceleration =np.matmul(acc,R.T)

As for the lat/lon values, I converted these to ECEF:

`ecef = pyproj.Proj(proj='geocent', ellps='WGS84', datum='WGS84') lla = pyproj.Proj(proj='latlong', ellps='WGS84', datum='WGS84') x, y, z = pyproj.transform(lla, ecef, lon, lat, alt, radians=False) return x, y, z`

and only after getting the position did i convert them back to lat/lon values:

`ecef = pyproj.Proj(proj='geocent', ellps='WGS84', datum='WGS84') lla = pyproj.Proj(proj='latlong', ellps='WGS84', datum='WGS84') lon, lat, alt = pyproj.transform(ecef, lla, p[0], p[1], p[2], radians=False) return np.array([lat,lon,alt]`

I did some tests and while some are not awful, other estimate my position to go on a completely wrong path (some go on a 180º difference direction).

I also decided to try getting the orientation and then position of the device just using the yaw value. I converted the quaternion to euler angles, and then used the formula of "Destination point given distance and bearing from start point" found here: http://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts....

```
lat = math.radians(lat)
lon = math.radians(lon)
distance = distance *0.001 #to km
bearing_deg = bearing*RAD2DEG
bearing_deg = bearing_deg+180
bearing_deg %=360 #put bearing between 0 and 360
bearing = bearing_deg*DEG2RAD
E = EARTH_RADIUS *0.001#meters
lat2 = math.asin(math.sin(lat)*math.cos(distance/E) + math.cos(lat)*math.sin(distance/E)*math.cos(bearing))
lon2 = lon + math.atan2(math.sin(bearing)*math.sin(distance/E)*math.cos(lat),math.cos(distance/E)-math.sin(lat)*math.sin(lat2))
# Normalise to -180..180
lon2 = (lon2+540)%360-180
# convert to lat/lon degrees
lat_degree = lat2 * RAD2DEG
lon_degree = lon2 * RAD2DEG
return lat_degree,lon_degree
```

Again some examples are having ok results, but others are just outputting angles all over the place and in the wrong direction. What am I missing? What is the best strategy? Should I also use the pitch and roll angles together with yaw for more accurate results? Do I need to adjust my angles/quaternion?