Inertial Systems

A wide offering of quality Inertial systems including IMU, VG & NAV, GNSS-Inertial positioning and orientation systems and Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS).

Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS)

SANDEL field-proven high-reliability MEMS-based Attitude & Heading Reference Systems supporting standard ARINC 429 message labels.

GNSS-Inertial Positioning and Orientation Systems

The Trimble AP series of embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM boards plus Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) provides continuous mobile positioning in poor signal environments and high-accuracy direct geo referencing of imaging sensors.

Excellent for precise positioning and orientation in 3-D.

Featuring a high-performance precision GNSS receiver and the industry leading Applanix IN-Fusion™ GNSS-Inertial software running on a powerful, dedicated Inertial Engine (IE) board, the modular design of the AP ensures full, high-rate GNSS-inertial processing without sacrificing performance, and provides an upgrade path to next generation GNSS technology as it becomes available.

IMU, VG & NAV

Geodetics quality Inertial Measurement Sensors are used in a wide variety of applications. Those include Inertial Measurement Units (IMU), Vertical Gyros (VG) and Navigation Systems (NAV).

For more information please review our products and solutions below or go to:

Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS)

GNSS-Inertial Positioning and Orientation Systems  

IMU, VG & NAV  

 

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APX-15 UAV

The Applanix APX-15 UAV is a GNSS-Inertial OEM solution designed to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of mapping from small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

 

Key Features:

  • High-performance Direct Georeferencing solution for improved efficiency and accuracy of mapping from small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Reduces/eliminates GCP’s
  • Reduces Side lap
  • Accurate LIDAR georeferencing
  • Compact Single-Board OEM module complete with survey-grade multifrequency GNSS Receiver and MEMS inertial components
  • Applanix IN-FusionTM GNSS-Inertial and SmartCalTM compensation technology for superior Position and orientation performance
  • POSPac UAV Differential GNSS Inertial post-processing Software for highest accuracy
  • RTK real-time position for precision landing applications
  • High-accuracy real-time orientation
Trimble APX-15 EI UAV

APX-15 EI UAV

The Trimble APX-15 EI UAV is a GNSS-Inertial OEM solution designed to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of mapping from small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Comprised of small, low power, precision GNSS and inertial hardware components and POSPac UAV post-mission Differential GNSS-Inertial office software, the APX15 EI UAV eliminates the need to survey extensive Ground Control Points (GCP’s), and reduces the amount of sidelap required to be flown per flight. The innovative APX-15 EI UAV features a precision, survey grade GNSS receiver and dual inertial measurement units with identical performance; one embedded onto the GNSS-inertial board and one as an external unit connected remotely. With this feature the APX-15 EI can compute two sets of orientation for direct georeferencing of two separate sensor payloads, or to provide automatic support for gimballed platforms without requiring an external interface.

Key Features:

    • High-performance Direct Geo-referencing solution for improved efficiency and accuracy of mapping from small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Reduce/eliminate GCPs
    • Accurate LIDAR/Camera geo-referencing
    • Seamless workflow with gimballed platforms
    • Compact OEM module complete with survey-grade multi-frequency GNSS receiver and embedded and external IMU’s
    • Applanix IN-FusionTM GNSS-Inertial and SmartCalTM compensation technology for superior position and orientation performance
    • POSPac UAV Differential GNSS Inertial post-processing software for highest accuracy Geo-referencing
    • RTK real-time position for precision landing and real-time mapping applications
    • Supports all common RTK corrections such as CMR, CMR+, RTCM
APX-18 UAV

APX-18 UAV

The Trimble APX-18 UAV is an OEM GNSS-Inertial solution with dual GNSS antenna input, designed to georeference LIDAR and other imaging data when collected from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) at low speeds or when hovering. Comprised of a small single OEM board containing a precision GNSS receiver with two antenna heading and inertial sensor components plus POSPac UAV Differential GNSS-Inertial office software, the Trimble APX-18 UAV produces a highly accurate position and orientation solution for directly georeferencing LIDAR point clouds and imagery.

Key Features:  

    • High-performance Direct Geo-referencing solution for improved efficiency and accuracy of mapping from small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Reduce/eliminate GCP’s
    • Accurate LIDAR geo-referencing
    • Instant alignment through dual GNSS antenna heading
    • Compact single-board OEM module complete with survey-grade multi-frequency GNSS receiver and MEMS inertial components
    • Applanix IN-FusionTM GNSS-Inertial and SmartCalTM compensation technology for superior position and orientation performance
    • POSPac UAV Differential GNSS Inertial post-processing software for highest accuracy
    • RTK real-time position for precision landing applications
    • Supports all common RTK corrections such as CMR, CMR+, RTCM

 

Trimble APX-20 UAV

APX-20 UAV

The Trimble APX-20 UAV is a GNSS-Inertial OEM solution designed to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of mapping from small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Comprised of small, low power, precision GNSS and inertial hardware components and POSPac UAV post-mission Differential GNSS-Inertial office software, the APX-20 UAV eliminates the need to survey extensive Ground Control Points (GCP’s), and reduces the amount of sidelap required to be flown per flight. The innovative APX-20 UAV features a precision, survey grade GNSS receiver and dual inertial measurement units; one embedded onto the GNSS-inertial board and one as an external unit mounted on the sensor to be georeferenced. With this feature the APX-20 UAV automatically supports integration on gimballed platforms without requiring an external interface to an autopilot or the mount itself.

Key Features:

High-performance Direct Geo-referencing solution for improved efficiency and accuracy of mapping from small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Reduce/eliminate GCP’s

    • Accurate LIDAR/Camera geo-referencing
    • Seamless workflow with gimballed platforms
    • Compact OEM module complete with survey-grade multi-frequency GNSS receiver and embedded and external IMU’s
    • Applanix IN-FusionTM GNSS-Inertial and SmartCalTM compensation technology for superior position and orientation performance
    • POSPac UAV Differential GNSS Inertial post-processing software for highest accuracy Geo-referencing
    • RTK real-time position for precision landing and real-time mapping applications
    • Supports all common RTK corrections such as CMR, CMR+, RTCM
Trimble POS LV 125

POS LV 125

The Applanix POS LV 125 (Position and Orientation Solution for Land Vehicles) is a compact, fully integrated, turnkey position and orientation system, utilizing integrated inertial technology to generate stable, reliable and repeatable positioning solutions for land based vehicle applications.
POS LV 125 is designed for precise positioning and use in autonomy and field robotics applications as well as entry level mobile mapping

Key Features:

  • Proven GNSS-Aided Inertial technology from Trimble Applanix
  • Centimeter level mobile positioning accuracy
  • Industry leading continuous positioning performance in GNSS denied environments
  • Full position and orientation solution for direct geo-referencing of remote sensing systems
  • High-performance GNSS two antenna heading aiding from single receiver
  • Solid-state, purpose-built ruggedized MEMS IMU featuring Applanix SmartCal™ compensation technology
  • Single IP67 enclosure
POS-MV

POS MV

All POS MV models are designed for use with multibeam sonar systems, enabling adherence to IHO (International Hydrographic Survey) standards on sonar swath widths of greater than ± 75 degrees under all dynamic conditions. At the entry-level is the POS MV SurfMaster, which delivers robust georeferencing for small platforms, both manned and unmanned. SurfMaster is available both with a remote IMU and in single-enclosure form factor. Fully supported by Applanix’ industry leading post processing software, POSPac MMS, SurfMaster delivers roll and pitch accuracy to 0.03 degrees. Wavemaster II and OceanMaster are designed for increasingly difficult conditions and performance requirements. The POS MV Elite is for users seeking the very highest level of performance available to the industry POS MV comes in 4 models:

All POS MV models are designed for use with multibeam sonar systems, enabling adherence to IHO (International Hydrographic Survey) standards on sonar swath widths of greater than ± 75 degrees under all dynamic conditions.

Featurs

  • Applanix “TrueHeave™” software improves productivity and accuracy
  • Post-processing ensures high-quality results in difficult sea conditions
  • Optimally aided architecture ensures a high-quality solution if GNSS outages occur.
  • Applanix’ Inertially Aided RTK ensures more robust solution than standalone RTK
  • Decimetric positioning anywhere
  • Full GNSS Support – ensures robust solution in any environment
  • Accurate under all dynamic conditions
  • Heading accuracy maintained in high multipath environments and in areas of poor GNSS availability
  • Continuous sensor monitoring to ensure optimum performance
  • Almost instantaneous reacquisition of RTK following any GNSS signal loss
  • Automatic initialization upon power-up following a one-time calibration
  • Very low noise L1 and L2 carrier phase measurements
  • Superior low-elevation tracking performance regardless of latitude

AP10

The Trimble AP10 GNSS-Inertial System is a cost-effective, self contained GNSS-Inertial OEM board set plus MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit for continuous positioning during short or partial GNSS signal outages.

  • Proven GNSS-Aided Inertial technology from Trimble Applanix
  • Centimeter level mobile positioning accuracy
  • Industry leading continuous positioning performance in GNSS denied environments
  • Full position and orientation solution for direct geo referencing of imaging systems

AP15

The Trimble AP15 GNSS-Inertial System is an embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM board set plus Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) in a compact form factor, designed to give system integrators the ability to harness the best in GNSS multi-frequency positioning technology.

 

  • Proven GNSS-Aided Inertial technology from Trimble Applanix
  •  Centimeter level mobile positioning accuracy
  •  Industry leading continuous positioning performance in GNSS denied environments
  • Full position and orientation solution for direct geo referencing of remote sensing systems
  • Fully supported for all dynamic environments: terrestrial, airborne and marine
  • High-performance GNSS two antenna heading aiding from single receiver
  • Solid-state, purpose-built ruggedized MEMS IMU featuring Applanix SmartCal™ compensation technology

AP20

The Trimble AP20 GNSS-Inertial System is an embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM board, designed as an entry level solution for short or partial signal outages and close range georeferencing.

 

  • Proven GNSS-Aided Inertial technology from Trimble Applanix
  • Centimeter level mobile positioning accuracy
  •  Industry leading continuous positioning performance in GNSS denied environments
  • Full position and orientation solution for direct geo referencing of remote sensing systems
  • Fully supported for all dynamic environments: terrestrial, airborne and marine

AP40

The Trimble AP40 GNSS-Inertial System is an embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM board, designed as a mid-level solution for longer signal outages and mid distance georeferencing.

 

  • Proven GNSS-Aided Inertial technology from Trimble Applanix
  • Centimeter level mobile positioning accuracy
  • Industry leading continuous positioning performance in GNSS denied environments
  • Full position and orientation solution for direct geo referencing of remote sensing systems
  • Fully supported for all dynamic environments: terrestrial, airborne and marine

AP50

The Trimble AP50  is an embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM board, designed as a high performance solution for longest signal outages and highest accuracy georeferencing.

  • Proven GNSS-Aided Inertial technology from Trimble Applanix
  • Centimeter level mobile positioning accuracy
  • Industry leading continuous positioning performance in GNSS denied environments
  • Full position and orientation solution for direct geo referencing of remote sensing systems
  • Fully supported for all dynamic environments: terrestrial, airborne and marine

AP60

The Trimble AP60 is an embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM board, designed as a the highest performance solution for longest signal outages and highest accuracy georeferencing.

  • Proven GNSS-Aided Inertial technology from Trimble Applanix
  • Centimeter level mobile positioning accuracy
  • Industry leading continuous positioning performance in GNSS denied environments
  • Full position and orientation solution for direct geo referencing of remote sensing systems
  • Fully supported for all dynamic environments: terrestrial, airborne and marine
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MEMSIC IMU440 – MEMS INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT

The Memsic IMU440 is a high-reliability low power strapdown inertial system providing accurate measurement of angular rate and linear acceleration in dynamic environments, with output data also available in delta theta and delta velocity format. The IMU440 is offered in standard and high range sensor configurations to allow the best match for the user’s application.

 

Key Features:

  • 3-Axis Angular Rate and 3-Axis Linear Acceleration Outputs
  • Delta Theta and Delta Velocity Outputs
  • Bias In-Run Stability < 10 deg/hr
  • Output Data Rate > 100 Hz
  • High-Range Sensor Options (400 deg/sec and 10g)
  • Low Power < 3W
  • High Reliability, MTBF > 25,000 hours
  • Analog Output Option
  • Rugged Sealed Enclosure

 

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MEMSIC NAV440 – GPS-AIDED MEMS INERTIAL SYSTEM

The Memsic NAV440 is a fully-integrated GPS-aided attitude & heading reference system and GPS navigation solution. The NAV440 provides full inertial data (angles, rates, accels) and GPS position, along with inertially derived velocity that provides significant improvement in stability and latency compared with stand-alone GPS velocity measurements.

Key Features:

  • Complete GPS-Aided AHRS Solution
  • Accuracy < 0.2 deg
  • Output Data Rate > 100Hz
  • High-Range Sensor Options (400 deg/sec and 10g)
  • WAAS and EGNOS Enabled GPS
  • Low Power < 4W
  • High Reliability, MTBF > 25,000 hours
  • Analog Output Option
  • Rugged Sealed Enclosure
  • DO-160D Environments

Geodetics Geo – iNAV

The Geo-iNAV® is a high-performance, rugged GPS-aided inertial navigation system. The Geo-iNAV tightly couples an RTK-enabled dual-frequency GPS sensor with a wide range of IMU’s including fiber-optic gyro and ring- laser gyro IMU’s for the highest levels of accuracy. The Geo-iNAV provides on-board data recording and hosting of user applications via the SDK. Geo-iNAV is designed to meet a wide range of Air, Land and Sea requirements.

Key Features:

  • Simple integration
  • RTK enabled dual-frequency GPS
  • Wide range of supported IMU’s
  • Tight-coupling with Geodetics’ Extended Kalman Filter
  • On-board data recording
  • Post-processing support with RTD-Post
  • In-motion dynamic alignment
  • Wander Azimuth frame
  • RS-232, RS422 and Ethernet (TCP/UDP) interfaces
  • Includes GPS antenna and cables

Geodetics Geo – iNAV 1000

The Geo-iNAV® 1000 is a low-cost, rugged GPS-aided inertial navigation system. The Geo-iNAV 1000 tightly couples a single-frequency GPS sensor with a high-stability Quartz MEMS IMU to provide a high-performance navigation solution in challenging environments.

Key Features:

  • Simple integration
  • Single-frequency GPS
  • Internal high-accuracy Quartz MEMS IMU
  • Tight-coupling with Geodetics’ Extended Kalman Filter
  • In-motion dynamic alignment
  • Wander Azimuth frame
  • RS-232, RS422 and Ethernet (TCP/UDP) interfaces
  • ITAR Free
  • Includes GPS antenna and cables

Geodetics Geo – PNT

The Geo-PNT® is an innovative and efficient solution for applications that need precise navigation data, as well as accurate time reference.  The Geo-PNT combines a high performance, versatile, GPS master clock with an accurate inertial navigation system that delivers position, navigation and timing (PNT) under all circumstances, including temporary loss of GPS, typical of dynamic platforms. The Geo-PNT minimizes size, weight and power (SWaP) due to the integration of positioning and timing that are typically achieved by two independent subsystems.

Key Features:

  • GPS-aided inertial navigation and timing
  • High performance internal timebase
  • Software configurable timing interfaces
  • NTP network synchronization protocol
  • Precise 1 PPS, 10 MHz and other timing signals
  • Simple integration
  • Ruggedized form factor (MIL-STD-810G)
  • RTK enabled dual-frequency GPS
  • Wide range of supported IMU’s
  • Tight-coupling with Geodetics’ Extended Kalman Filter
  • In-motion dynamic alignment
  • Wander Azimuth frame
  • RS-232 and Ethernet (TCP/UDP) RS-422 optional
  • Includes GPS antenna and cables

Geodetics Geo – Pointer

The Geo-Pointer is a rugged, high-accuracy GPS-based heading system for use on applications where an inertial heading solution is difficult to obtain such as on stationary or slowly moving platforms. The system utilizes highly accurate relative positions between two GPS antennas mounted on a platform to compute precise heading information.

Key Features:

  • Determines attitude of any rigid structure to which it is attached
  • Completely autonomous – no external reference is needed for attitude
  • Simple integration
  • Calibration mode automatically computes antenna separation
  • Not sensitive to magnetic field
  • Complements inertial guidance systems in that there are no long term drifts
  • Includes GPS antennas and cables

Geodetics Geo – RelNAV

Geo-RelNAV® is a unique navigation system that provides relative navigation information between moving platforms. Information computed by the system includes values such as relative velocity (closure rate) and relative orientation.  This information can be used for applications including autonomous aerial refueling, autonomous shipboard landing, vehicle platooning and UAV swarming.

The system natively provides solutions in the correct, non-inertial reference frame. Solutions are available via serial and/or Ethernet (both TCP and UDP) providing convenient input to external systems as well as the tools for analysis engineers to monitor the data in real-time using standard monitoring and recording tools. Geo-RelNAV® provides R-TSPI in different frames, including body-frame, local navigation frame (wander-azimuth) and earth-fixed frame, as well as transferring the solution to arbitrary points of interest on the platform.

Key Features:

  • Each Geo-RelNAV® system includes 2 subsystems, primary and secondary.
  • Size/ Weight/Power – 33.8 in3 (3.95×3.05×2.06) / 14.4 oz. / 10 – 30 VDC @ 2 Amps min. (each subsystem, not including external IMU).
  • Temperature Range – Specified: -20°C to +60°C | Operating: -40°C to +70°C.
  • Interfaces – External power connector, TNC GPS antenna connector, 1 Ethernet data port, 3 RS-232 serial ports, 1PPS output, 4 status LEDs.
  • Real-Time Data Output – Navigation solutions at IMU rate (depending on data link throughput) available via Ethernet, RS-232.
  • Data Recording/Logging – Navigation solutions, raw sensor data, diagnostics.
  • Web User Interface (status, configuration, log, SW update).
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MEMSIC AHRS440

The Memsic AHRS440 is a compact standalone attitude and heading reference system that provides roll, pitch and yaw measurement data in both static and dynamic environments. The AHRS440 can accept external GPS aiding inputs for optimized performance, and is available in standard and high range sensor configurations

Key Features:

  • Roll, Pitch, Heading and 9DOF Inertial Outputs
  • Accuracy < 0.2 deg
  • Output Data Rate > 100 Hz
  • High-Range Sensor Options (400 deg/sec and 10g)
  • GPS Aiding Input
  • Low Power < 3W
  • High Reliability, MTBF > 25,000 hours
  • Analog Output Option
  • Rugged Sealed Enclosure

PNI TRAX2 AHRS & Digital Compass

TRAX2 is the only orientation module that provides two different modes: AHRS or digital compass. TRAX2’s dual-mode capability supports a wide range of applications including drones, robotics, ocean buoys, manned and unmanned vehicles. TRAX2 combines PNI’s high sensitivity magneto-inductive sensors with a high stability 3-axis MEMS accelerometer to provide accurate heading information under a wide variety of conditions and the ability to overcome errors caused by changes in the local magnetic field. This provides no drift, high accuracy heading, pitch and roll and long-term static accuracy.

 

Key Features:

  • AHRS mode incorporates PNI’s 15 state Kalman filter with user-adjustable knobs to optimize the algorithms for specific applications and conditions
  • Gyro-stabilized compass for improved dynamic accuracy provides sub-0.5 degrees of heading accuracy • Low latency and no overshoot for quick target acquisition
  • Multiple calibration methods ensure accuracy in a wide range of industrial, scientific, marine and military applications
  • ITAR-free

TRAX Field Force Attitude & Heading Reference System (AHRS)

The TRAX attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) provides unparalleled heading and accuracy when static, while moving and when encountering magnetic distortion. TRAX employs a patented Kalman algorithm that intelligently fuses PNI’s patented reference magnetic sensors with gyros and accelerometers to overcome errors due to erratic motion and changes in the local magnetic field.

Key Features:

  • High accuracy
  • Magnetic distortion compensation
  • Multiple field calibration options
  • Low power consumption

Trimble Post-Processed software

POSPac MMS™ (Mobile Mapping Suite) 8 is Applanix’ next generation of industry leading GNSS-Aided Inertial post-processing software for georeferencing data collected from cameras, LIDARs, multi-beam sonars and other sensors on mobile platforms.

Using Trimble® RTX™ technology, POSPac MMS 8 delivers significant new benefits for mobile mapping from land, air, marine and UAV platforms.

Key Features:

  • Post-Processed Trimble CenterPoint RTX trajectory processing  (PP-RTX)
  • Automatic base station survey using static PP-RTX
  • New floating license support – share a single license across a network or between computers
  • New User Interface
  • 64-bit processing for faster throughput
  • Windows 10 support
  • RTCM 3.2 support
  • Reduced acquisition costs
  • Reduced re-work costs with “know before you go” in field quality control
  • Faster production
  • Better accuracy
  • Increased utilization