USA: NavtechGPS has signed a partnership agreement with VectorNav Technologies to market VectorNav’s VN-200 GPS/INS and the VN-100 IMU/AHRS.
The VectorNav VN-200 is a GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS) in a surface mount package, according to VectorNav. About the size of a quarter, this miniature OEM incorporates a suite of individually calibrated, MEMS-based 3-axis accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers, along with a barometric pressure sensor and a high-sensitivity GPS module, and offers users a coupled position, velocity and attitude solution at rates of up to 200 Hz. VectorNav’s VN-200 GPS/INS and VN-100 IMU/AHRS 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/platform stabilization, guided munitions, heavy machinery monitoring, robotics, primary/secondary flight navigation, and flight simulation, and many other applications.
NavtechGPS Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Franck Boynton, said: “We see an ever-increasing demand for low-cost, small size, high-performance solutions that couple attitude [orientation] information with GPS-based position and velocity measurements. The VectorNav VN-200 GPS/INS is the first OEM surface mount we know of to address this need, and we are pleased to offer this miniature inertial navigation solution to our customers.”