VectorNav Technologies has introduced their Tactical Series, a next generation family of high-performance Inertial Navigation Systems (INS).
Built on a common tactical grade proprietary MEMS inertial sensing core, the Tactical Series includes the VN-110 Inertial Measurement Unit and Attitude Heading Reference System (IMU/AHRS), the VN-210 GPS-Aided INS (GPS/INS), and the VN-310 Dual Antenna GPS/INS.
The Tactical Series leverages VectorNav's navigation algorithm expertise and extensive experience in integrating their Industrial Series products into a broad range of airborne, marine, and ground based platforms. As a result, the Tactical Series offers all of the functionality and features that have made the Industrial Series the system of choice for integrators of SWaP-C (size, weight, power and cost) constrained manned and unmanned systems.
Designed and engineered at VectorNav's headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Tactical Series takes advantage of the latest developments in solid state MEMS technology to incorporate a 3-axis gyro with <1Ëš/hr in-run bias stability, leading to an attitude accuracy of 1 to 2 mrad. In addition to the improved IMU core, the Tactical Series enclosure is designed to DO-160G standards and rated IP68 for deployment in harsh and extreme environments.
According to John Brashea, the company's President, VectorNav has combined their digital filtering expertise and experience in solving challenging navigation requirements of their global customer base to develop a nexgen navigation solution.
The Tactical Series is on display at VectorNav's booth #1043 at XPONENTIAL 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana, from May 3 to 5, 2016.