GPS-aided Inertial Navigation System on a Chip

Press Release
Friday, July 27, 2012

VectorNav Technologies launch the VN-200, high-accuracy GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) on a surface-mount chip the size of a postage stamp.

Combining an advanced GPS module with the latest in MEMS inertial and pressure sensor technology, the patent-pending VN-200 provides a coupled position, velocity and attitude solution that is robust to a wide range of static and dynamic operating conditions. 

The release of the VN-200 GPS/INS marks a significant advancement in the field of inertial navigation.  Over the past few decades, the size, weight, power, and cost constraints of typical GPS/INS systems have greatly limited the type and number of end-use applications.  The advent of MEMS sensor technology created the potential to produce smaller, more compact and embeddable inertial navigation systems.

Boasting the lowest size, weight, and power (SWAP) requirements of any GPS/INS available today and at a unit price of $900 USD in volume, the VN-200 is the sensor that will enable the next generation of aerospace, automotive, marine, entertainment, military, and robotics applications.

The VN-200 GPS/INS is well suited for guidance, navigation and control of UAVs and other unmanned vehicle systems, camera and platform stabilization, targeting/positioning, robotics, pointing and attitude reference, military and maritime applications, flight control and simulation, and augmented reality applications.

VectorNav will be introducing and demonstrating the VN-200 at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) North America conference from August 6-9 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas at Booth #660.


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