Integrated GNSS/MEMS INS

OLinkStar has announced an integrated GNSS/MEMS Inertial Navigation System (INS) system, PNS100BGI. The system integrates GPS/ Compass /GLONASS, MEMS IMU, magnetometer, and barometer to deliver a reliable 3D navigation solution. PNS100 tightly couples GNSS positioning and inertial navigation technologies to provide an accurate, continuous, smooth and reliable position, velocity and attitude solution in three dimensions. A 32 channels GPS/Compass/GLONASS receiver, powered by the OlinkStar's OTrack32 chip technology, and a 6-DOF MEMS inertial measurement unit (IMU) including gyros and accelerometers, integrated within a single enclosure, comprises the system's accuracy and availability, even during periods of degraded, multipath, or no satellite signal... (read more)
2010-11-05 12:00:00

SPAN MEMS Enclosed Receiver

NovAtel, headquartered in Canada, has added a single-enclosure SPAN MEMS receiver to its line of SPAN GNSS/INS products. Available in the first quarter of 2013, the low power, lightweight SPAN MEMS enclosure incorporates a diminutive Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and a NovAtel high-precision OEM615 GNSS/INS SPAN receiver to provide continuously available position, velocity and attitude (roll, pitch and yaw) in a small, single-unit form factor. The lightweight SPAN MEMS enclosure provides a rugged housing for demanding applications. Serial and USB communication interfaces plus several I/O options support additional peripherals. An embedded wheel sensor interface is also... (read more)
2012-10-11 11:00:26

Industrial-grade MEMS Motion Trackers

Xsens, headquartered in The Netherlands, has launched its new MTi product portfolio for industrial applications such as antenna/camera stabilisation and unmanned system control. With the introduction of this fourth-generation high-performance product line, MEMS-based motion trackers (IMU, VRU, AHRS and GPS/INS) now match the accuracy and robustness requirements of many applications that until now have depended on fibre-optic gyroscope-based (FOG-based) solutions. The new MTi builds on the benefits in size, price, power consumption and flexible interfacing options Xsens’s customers have relied on for the past 12 years. With 7 distinctive models in the product portfolio offering 3D orientation, 3D position, 3D... (read more)
2012-08-02 10:57:13

SBG Systems Launches MEMS Inertial Navigation System

SBG Systems has launched the Apogee Series, an accurate inertial navigation system based on the robust and cost-effective MEMS technology. The Apogee Series is also the smallest and lightest inertial navigation system at this level of accuracy. This INS/GNSS integrates the very latest generation of MEMS sensors and tri-frequency GNSS receivers. Apogee achieves 0.008° in roll and pitch in real-time, and 0.005° in post-processing. With two antennas, it delivers a robust and accurate heading. SBG SYSTEMS manufactures inertial systems from the concept to the production. The Apogee benefits from the company’s high level of expertise in integrated design, IMU calibration,... (read more)
2015-02-20 09:11:39

MEMS-GNSS/INS Technology as Problem Solver

NovAtel has added four Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) to its SPAN line of GNSS/INS products: the HG1900 and HG1930 IMUs from Honeywell International Inc. and the LandMark 20 and LandMark 40 IMUs from Gladiator Technologies. The addition of these compact MEMS IMUs to the SPAN line-up significantly expands the range of cost, size and power options available for size and weight-concerned applications requiring high performance position, velocity and attitude data.   SPAN tightly couples NovAtel's precise GNSS technology with highly accurate inertial measurement technology to provide a robust, stable and continuous 3D navigation. The new MEMS... (read more)
2011-08-17 11:33:39

GNSS-Inertial OEM Module with MEMS Sensors

Trimble (USA) has added the AP20-C to its AP Series of embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM boards plus Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). Using a compact, custom-built IMU based on commercial Micro Electromechanical Machined (MEMS) inertial sensors, the AP20-C enables system integrators to achieve high-rate position and orientation measurements with exceptional accuracy. Featuring Applanix IN-Fusion GNSS-Inertial integration technology, the AP20-C is an embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM board set plus IMU designed for continuous mobile positioning in poor signal environments and high-accuracy direct georeferencing of imaging sensors. The AP20-C delivers full, high-rate position and orientation measurements at 200Hz, facilitating use in the most demanding mobile... (read more)
2012-08-08 11:00:23

Indoor Location Technology Experience at Indoor Navigation Seminar

UK-based CSR’s SiRFusion platform was featured alongside STMicroelectronics (ST) MEMS technology in a live, hands-on demonstration of CSR’s industry-leading indoor location and navigation capabilities at an Indoor Navigation Seminar at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Taipei, Taiwan, on 1 August 2012, assisting a museum guide tour app on a smartphone. During the event, attendees and leading members of Taiwan’s media community had the opportunity to personally navigate through the museum’s exhibits using a standard smartphone equipped with ST MEMS and CSR’s SiRFusion platform. The indoor navigation application from VisioGlobe on the smartphone is designed to tell the user... (read more)
2012-08-02 11:30:15

Applanix Incorporates Micromachined Sensor Technology

Applanix (Canada) has announced that the latest development in MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) technology has been incorporated into its line of Position and Orientation System products. The low-noise, micromachined quartz components are compact, durable and designed for use in a high-vibration environment. The sensors are manufactured by BEI Systron Donner Inertial Division (SDID) (CA, USA), a division of BEI Technologies, Inc. SDID's sensors are micromachined using photolithographic processes producing components that are comparable to small ring laser and fiber optic gyros. The Applanix line of POS products with MEMS technology is expected to begin shipping in May 2005. (read more)
2005-05-11 12:00:00

New GNSS-inertial Systems for Airborne Mapping

Applanix, based in Ontario, Canada, has introduced its POS AV and POSTrack 310, a new Position and Orientation System and Flight Management System (FMS) for airborne mapping. POS AV and POSTrack 310, with an embedded Flight Management System (FMS), incorporate a high-performance 220 channel multi-frequency GNSS receiver and a custom-built Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) based on commercial Micro Electromechanical Machined (MEMS) inertial sensors. The solution aims to improve the efficiency of entry-level airborne photogrammetric mapping and lower-altitude direct georeferencing applications.  The announcement was made at the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) 2012 Conference. The POS AV is... (read more)
2012-08-29 10:12:39

OxTS Adds xOEMcore to Product Range

OxTS has announced its newest OEM offering to system integrators. The xOEMcore is a standalone IMU on offer from OxTS, although the custom-built system has been a major part of existing products like the xNAV series. In addition to containing 6-axis gyros and accelerometers on a miniature OEM board set, the small IMU block also houses an on-board processor running the Kalman filter. This means users can get the raw IMU measurements like a standard IMU, or they can pair it with an external aiding device such as GNSS receivers and the xOEMcore will take care of the sensor fusion.... (read more)
2015-02-02 09:52:31
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