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VN-200 Rugged GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS)

The VN-200 Rugged (also known as the VN-200 Rugged Inertial Navigation System) is a miniature GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) that provides an off-the-shelf, high-performance inertial navigation sensing solution. Incorporating the latest MEMS sensor technology, the VN-200 Rugged combines 3-axis accelerometers, gyros, magnetic sensors, a barometric pressure sensor and a high-sensitivity GPS received into a lightweight, robust aluminum enclosure.

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SKU: VN-200-CR Categories: , Manufacturer: VectorNav Technologies

VN-200 Rugged GPS/INS

Incorporating the same suite of advanced MEMS sensor and GPS technologies as VN-200 OEM, VN-200 Rugged (also known as the VN-200 Rugged Inertial Navigation System) 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 0.37 in. and a weight of 164 grams, the VN-200 Rugged is the smallest commercially available industrial grade GPS/INS.
Combining an advanced GPS module receiver with the latest in MEMS inertial and pressure sensor technology, the VN-200 provides a coupled position, velocity and attitude solution that is robust to a wide range of static and dynamic operating conditions. The VN-200 onboard microprocessor runs an aerospace-grade Kalman filter algorithm at an unparalleled rates of up to 2400 Hz and provides accuracies better than 0.125 deg RMS in pitch and roll and 0.375 deg RMS in heading.
Precision alignment holes are provided to ensure accurate installation and a 10-pin locking connector is used to provide a reliable connection in severe high vibration or shock conditions. Communication with the VN-200 Rugged is possible using the serial 3V TTL (UART) via a custom RS-232 or USB cable. The system incorporates a high sensitivity, 50-channel GPS modulereceiver, and an MMCX connector is provided for connection to an external, active antenna.
The VN-200 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.

VN-200 Product Brief / Data Sheet

VN-200 User's Manual

VN-200 Rugged Dimensions and Pinout

VectorNav Product Brochure

Models (or "Calibration Options"):
  • VN-200T-CR VN-200 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-200T-CR-DEV VN-200 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-200 Rugged Development Kit (VN-200S-CR-DEV & VN-200T-CR-DEV)
The VN-200 Rugged Development Kits include a VN-200 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-200 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
  • 4.8 m (16 ft) Magnetic Mount GPS Antenna
  • MMCX to MCX Antenna Adapter

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