NovAtel Launches Compact GNSS/IMU Products at AUVSI

NovAtel Launches Compact GNSS/IMU Products at AUVSI

NovAtel Inc., announced today (August 16, 2011) the addition of four micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) inertial measurement units (IMUs) to its SPAN line of GNSS/INS products: the HG1900 and HG1930 IMUs from Honeywell International Inc. and the LandMark 20 and LandMark 40 IMUs from Gladiator Technologies Inc.

NovAtel Inc., announced today (August 16, 2011) the addition of four micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) inertial measurement units (IMUs) to its SPAN line of GNSS/INS products: the HG1900 and HG1930 IMUs from Honeywell International Inc. and the LandMark 20 and LandMark 40 IMUs from Gladiator Technologies Inc.

Launched at the AUVSI conference in Washington, D.C., the addition of these compact MEMS IMUs to the SPAN line-up significantly expands the company’s range of cost, size, and power options available  for size- and weight-sensitive applications requiring high performance position, velocity, and attitude data.

SPAN tightly couples NovAtel’s precise GNSS technology with highly accurate inertial measurement technology to provide a robust, stable and continuous 3D navigation. The new MEMS sensors are coupled with NovAtel’s SPAN receivers via a compact, lightweight MEMS interface card (MIC) designed to support both power and communication.

Measuring 71x46x11 millimeters, the MIC is designed to match NovAtel’s smallest receiver form factor, specifically for pairing with an OEMV1-DF SPAN–enabled receiver, providing integrators an extremely compact, powerful GPS/INS engine. The MIC has regulated power input of 10 to 30 VDC and support for NovAtel’s ALIGN technology.

Existing NovAtel SPAN customers can purchase the new MEMS IMUs as standalone units for pairing with their SPAN products, such as the SPAN-SE, SPAN-MPPC, and SPAN on OEMV receivers.

First shipments of the OEM board level SPAN MEMS family of products are set for December 2011, with enclosure options scheduled for mid 2012. For more information, contact Brian Johnson, SPAN product manager.

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