Xsens, a supplier of 3D motion tracking systems, signed an agreement today with Sagem (Safran Group) for the supply of advanced sensor fusion signal processing modules for integration in a new line of inertial system products from Sagem. Sagem chose Xsens after a careful technology and supplier selection process. As part of the supply agreement, Xsens has customized its proven 3D motion tracking sensor fusion algorithms to take full benefit of Sagem’s advanced Coriolis resonating gyros and high grade silicon accelerometers.
Building on the XKF-3™ sensor fusion algorithms for 3D orientation estimation, Xsens is delivering a custom DSP module which outputs very accurate vertical reference values, even in dynamic situations. Next to real-time calculation of robust roll, pitch and yaw rate, the DSP module supplied by Xsens is also designed to provide external interfacing. The messaging protocol is fully compliant to Xsens’ open CMT standard, making interfacing and development easy for engineers integrating the product. Developers already familiar with Xsens’ MTi product line will find the electrical interface and communication API something they can get started with immediately.
Xsens will be exhibiting at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems in Washington D.C., August 16-19th, 2011, booth 2520.