TAG: INS

New engineering team at NovAtel to deliver safe positioning technology for autonomous vehicles

May 20, 2016By
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NovAtel Inc. announced a new initiative and engineering team to develop functionally safe GNSS positioning technology for fully autonomous applications. The company leverages its extensive experience developing safety-critical systems for the aviation industry to meet the future safety thresholds required for driverless cars and autonomous applications in agriculture, mining, and other government, military and commercial markets. In early 2015, NovAtel... read more

Royal Navy adopts iXBlue’s inertial technology

May 18, 2016By
The iXBlue's Marins inertial navigation system.

iXBlue, a navigation and positioning company, is providing 70 Marins M7 to equip 35 Royal Navy major surface ships and submarines as part of the Navigation Compass Programme. The decisions to equip both the Queen Elizabeth-Class Aircraft Carriers and the fourth Astute-Class nuclear-power submarine with iXBlue’s Marins inertial navigation system (INS) were the first steps made by the UK Ministry of... read more

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VectorNav launches tactical series of IMUs at AUVSI show

May 3, 2016By
VectorNav's new Tactical Series

VectorNav Technologies, manufacturer of embedded navigation solutions, has introduced the Tactical Series, a next generation family of high-performance Inertial Navigation Systems (INS). The announcement was made at AUVSI’s Xponential 2016, being held this week in New Orleans, Louisiana. Built on a common tactical grade proprietary MEMS inertial sensing core, the Tactical Series includes the VN-110 inertial measurement unit and attitude heading... read more

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PNT Roundup: Inertial, acoustic, lidar, Wi-Fi and beacon news

March 10, 2016By
Brandon Bordelon (top) carries aided inertial navigation systems for demanding subsea survey, construction and vessel positioning applications. Right: The position reference system on the ship’s command bridge.

Independence, redundancy at sea Acoustically aided inertial navigation technology will enable a specialized sea vessel maintain dynamic positioning through GNSS disruptions in challenging environments. Sonardyne Inc.‘s dual Ranger 2 Pro DP-INS systems aboard the ultra-light intervention vessel Brandon Bordelon will track remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) during inspection, repair and maintenance activities, providing an independent position reference for the ship’s... read more

Sonardyne dynamic positioning fills in for GNSS disruptions

January 27, 2016By
Bordelon Marine will use a Sonardyne Ranger 2 DP-INS in its new ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV)  Brandon Bordelon.

Bordelon Marine, providers of vessel services to operators in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world, has selected acoustically aided inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Inc., Houston, for its new ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV) Brandon Bordelon. The dual Ranger 2 Pro DP-INS systems, the highest specification available, will be used to track remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) during inspection, repair... read more

KVH introduces FOG-based GNSS inertial nav for unmanned applications

January 12, 2016By
The GEO-FOG 3D Dual inertial navigation system (INS) is designed for applications that require heading at system startup or in low dynamic conditions.

KVH Industries has introduced the GEO-FOG 3D inertial navigation system (INS). The new product offers roll, pitch and heading accuracies of .05 degrees for demanding applications in unmanned, autonomous and manned aerial, ground, marine and subsurface platforms, such as subsea remotely operated vehicles or mining systems. The GEO-FOG 3D is based on the company’s high-performance fiber optic gyro (FOG) technology combined with centimeter-level... read more

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OxTS Creates Locata + INS System

August 7, 2015By
The Inertial+ by OxTS improves measurements from a GPS receiver.

OxTS has successfully integrated a Locata receiver with its Inertial+ to create the first Locata+INS device, according to both companies. The device is capable of achieving centimeter-level accuracy where GPS systems fail. The Inertial+ series, first developed in 2008, was designed for users who had an external GNSS receiver already, but still wanted to gain the benefits of an inertial system. The... read more

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MEMSIC Launches Inertial System with GPS

June 17, 2015By
The MEMSIC INS380SA.

MEMSIC has launched its latest inertial system, the INS380 — a complete inertial navigation system with a built-in 48-channel GPS receiver. The INS380 is part of a portfolio of inertial systems enabled with MEMSIC’s SmartSensing technology for a broad range of precision-motion sensing applications. The MEMSIC portfolio consists of inertial measurement units (IMU), vertical gyros (VG), attitude and heading reference systems (AHRS), inertial navigation... read more

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