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

$800.00

The VN-100 Rugged is a miniature high performance Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS).  Incorporating the latest MEMS sensor technology, the VN-100 combines 3-axis accelerometers, 3-axis gyros, and 3-axis magnetic sensors as well as a 32-bit processor into a lightweight robust aluminum enclosure.

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SKU: VN-100-CR Categories: , , , Manufacturer: VectorNav Technologies

VN-100 Rugged IMU/AHRS

The VN-100 is a miniature, high-performance Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS). Incorporating the latest MEMS sensor technology, the VN-100 combines 3-axis accelerometers, 3-axis gyros, 3-axis magnetometers, a barometric pressure sensor and a 32-bit processor.

Along with providing calibrated sensor measurements, the VN-100 also computes and outputs a real-time 3D orientation solution that is continuous over the complete 360 degrees of motion.

Incorporating the same suite of advanced MEMS sensor technologies as the  VN-100 Rugged 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 one of 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, Rugged Enclosure

The VN-100 Rugged is the “plug and play” version of the VN-100 SMD. Enclosed in a clam shell precision anodized aluminum enclosure, the VN-100 Rugged offers additional protection of the internal MEMs sensors and electronics. 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. Interfacing with the module is made through a locking 10-pin connector.

Size: 36 x 33 x 9 mm
Power: 40 mA @ 5 V
Mass: 15 g

Fully calibrated sensor housed by a lightweight, robust aluminum enclosure
Advanced Vector Processing Engine (VPE) firmware
Downloadable support software
Optional USB and serial cables (power via USB)

VN-100 Product Brief.pdf

VN-100 Users Manual.pdf

VN-100 Rugged Dimensions and Pinout.pdf

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)
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

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