Trimble has introduced the AP20-C, the latest addition to its AP Series of embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM boards plus Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). Using a compact, custom-built IMU based on commercial Micro Electromechanical Machined (MEMS) inertial sensors, the AP20-C enables system integrators to achieve high-rate position and orientation measurements with exceptional accuracy, Trimble said.
The announcement was made at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 Conference and Exhibition being held this week in Las Vegas.
Featuring proven Applanix IN-Fusion GNSS-Inertial integration technology, the AP20-C is an embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM board set plus IMU designed for continuous mobile positioning in poor signal environments and high-accuracy direct georeferencing of imaging sensors. The AP20-C delivers full, high-rate position and orientation measurements at 200 Hz, ensuring it can be used in the most demanding mobile environments without sacrificing performance. It is fully compatible with the industry-leading Applanix POSPac MMS office software for enhanced accuracy using network differential GNSS.
“Compact in form and low in power consumption, the AP20-C can provide cost-effective, accurate, reliable and robust position and orientation measurements suitable for a broad range of survey and mapping applications, including airborne, terrestrial, and marine mapping as well as guidance for unmanned vehicle applications,” said Joe Hutton, director of Inertial Technology and Airborne Products at Applanix, a Trimble Company.