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VN-100 Rugged Inertial Measurement Unit and Attitude Heading Reference System (IMU/AHRS)

Item# VN-100 Rugged

The VN-100 Rugged (also known as the VN-100 Rugged orientation sensor) is a miniature Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) that provides an off-the-shelf, high-performance inertial sensing solution. Incorporating the latest MEMS sensor technology, the VN-100 Rugged combines 3-axis accelerometers, gyros, magnetic sensors, and an optional barometric pressure sensor into a lightweight, robust aluminum enclosure. View Full Description

Category: IMUs
Manufacturer: VectorNav Technologies
Manufacturer Number: VN-100S-CR & VN-100T-CR
VectorNav Technologies
 


 
 
 

VN-100 Rugged IMU/AHRS

Incorporating the same suite of advanced MEMS sensor technologies as the VN-100 OEM, VN-100 Rugged (VN-100S-CR & VN-100T-CR) (also known as the VN-100 Rugged orientation sensor) is encased in a precision anodized aluminum enclosure that allows for easy application integration and provides protection from board stresses and hazards due to harsh environmental conditions. With a size of only 1.3 x 1.4 x 0.35 in. and a weight of 153 grams, the VN-100 Rugged is the smallest commercially available industrial grade IMU/AHRS.

In addition to providing calibrated sensor measurements, VN-100 Rugged computes and outputs real-time, drift-free 3D orientation over the complete 360 degrees of motion. The VN-100 Rugged has a built-in microprocessor that runs an onboard extended Kalman filter at 2400 Hz, providing estimates of both attitude and the real-time gyro drift bias. Communication with the VN-100 Rugged is possible using the serial 3V TTL (UART) via a custom RS-232 or USB cable.

The VN-100 Rugged can be used in a wide variety of industrial and military applications and is well suited for size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) constrained applications such as UAVs and other unmanned vehicle systems, camera and platform stabilization, guided munitions, heavy machinery monitoring, robotics, primary or secondary flight navigation, flight simulation, and augmented/virtual reality platforms among others.

SMALL FORM FACTOR
The MEMS sensors and electronics inside the VN-100 Rugged are protected by a clamshell precision anodized aluminum enclosure. The use of precision CNC milled aluminum parts ensures that the axis alignment provided by our factory calibration process is maintained during installation in its final configuration.
 
With a size of only 1.30 x 1.41 x 0.35 in., the VN-100 Rugged is the smallest commercially available industrial grade IMU/AHRS. With a mass of only 13 grams, the VN-100 Rugged can be integrated into even the smallest of designs.
  • Size: 36 x 33 x 9 mm
  • Power: 70 mA at 5V
  • Mass: 13 g
 
 
VN-100 Rugged Development Kit (VN-100S-CR-DEV & VN-100T-CR-DEV)
 
The VN-100 Rugged Development Kits include a VN-100 Rugged sensor along with custom adapter cables for operation, all relevant documentation, as well as support software. There are two custom adapter cables included in the kit: one for RS-232 communication using a DB-9 pigtailed with a USB connector for power and a second with a built-in FTDI converter for power and communication via USB.
 
Kit Contents Include:
  • VN-100 Rugged Sensor
  • 3 m (10 ft) Serial Adapter Cable
  • 3 m (10 ft) USB Adapter Cable
  • Cable Connection Tool
  • CD w/Software Development Kit
  • User Manual, Quick Start Guide & Documentation
  • Carrying Case
Calibration Options: 
  • VN-100S-CR – VN-100 Rugged calibrated for bias, scale factor, misalignment and gyro g-sensitivity errors at +25C
  • VN-100T-CR – VN-100 Rugged calibrated for bias, scale factor, misalignment and gyro g-sensitivity errors over the entire thermal operating range of the sensor (-40C to +85C)
  • VN-100S-CR-DEV – VN-100 Rugged Development Kit calibrated for bias, scale factor, misalignment and gyro g-sensitivity errors at +25C
  • VN-100T-CR-DEV – VN-100 Rugged Development Kit calibrated for bias, scale factor, misalignment and gyro g-sensitivity errors over the entire thermal operating range of the sensor (-40C to +85C)