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This paper covers the design description, operation, and preliminary evaluation of a multifunction sensing device that is capable of measuring two axes of angular rate and two axes of linear acceleration from a single instrument. The equations for obtaining three axes of angular rate and three axes of linear acceleration from a single instrument are also developed. Test data is presented that illustrates state-of-the-art performance on available multifunction sensors. Finally, methods of improving the performance of multifunction sensors are discussed.