VectorNav introduces miniature IMU and GNSS/INS product line

August 11, 2020  - By
Tactical Embedded series of GNSS/IMUs. (Photo: VectorNav)

Tactical Embedded series of GNSS/IMUs. (Photo: VectorNav)

Embedded navigation company VectorNav Technologies has introduced a new line of inertial products: the VectorNav Tactical Embedded series of GNSS/IMUs.

Featuring a tactical-grade inertial measurement unit (IMU) and a multi-band GNSS receivers, the Tactical Embedded delivers milliradian attitude accuracy and centimeter-level positioning capability in a miniature 15-gram package.

VectorNav’s Tactical Embedded line is in a new smaller size, and enables cost reductions for a wide range of autonomous pointing and geo-referencing applications. These include gimballed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), SATCOM systems, lidar mapping and photogrammetry, among many others.

The Tactical Embedded line supports external SAASM GPS for defense applications in ISR, electronic warfare, munitions and UAV navigation.

“The Tactical Embedded is the culmination of years of development to bring milliradian-level attitude performance and robust positioning into a form factor that represents a disruptive step in inertial navigation capability,” said VectorNav President John Brashear. “Systems integrators worldwide can now embed tactical-grade inertial navigation capabilities into their electronics, unlocking a range of new applications and possibilities.”

Designed and engineered at VectorNav’s AS9100-certified facility in Dallas, Texas, the Tactical Embedded line includes the VN-110E IMU/AHRS, the VN-210E GNSS-aided inertial navigation system (INS), and the VN-310E Dual Antenna GNSS/INS.

Highlights include:

  • 0.05-0.1° heading; 0.015° pitch and roll
  • 1 m horizontal and 1.5 m vertical position accuracy
  • 1 cm RTK positioning accuracy
  • < 1°/hr gyro in-run bias; < 10 μg accel in-run bias
  • 184 channel, L1/L2/E1/E5b GNSS receiver
  • Support for external RTK, PPK and SAASM GPS
  • High update rates (800 Hz IMU; 400 Hz Nav)
  • Miniature footprint: (< 15 grams; 31 x 31 x 11 mm)
  • Low power: < 480 mA @ 3.3 V

The Tactical Embedded line is available for purchase now and ships within two weeks.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.