New IMU or AHRS and INS solution for high-volume projects

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SBG Systems has unveiled a new range of inertial sensors that it says offers reduced size and cost for volume projects. The Ellipse 2 Micro Series comes as an IMU (inertial measurement unit), or as an AHRS (attitude and heading reference system) or INS (inertial navigation system) running an Extended Kalman Filter.

“With the Ellipse 2 Micro, integrators benefit from SBG Systems’ high expertise in motion sensing and positioning in the smallest package,” said Alexis Guinamard, CTO of SBG Systems.

Ellipse 2 Micro is available as an IMU for calibrated sensor data, or as an AHRS/INS delivering accurate orientation and navigation using an external GNSS receiver.

SBG Systems says that accuracy and reliability are boosted through a combination of state-of-the-art MEMS-based gyroscopes, accelerometers and magnetometers. The Ellipse 2 Micro Series is fully calibrated in temperature, from -40° to 85°C, to eliminate measurement errors including sensor bias, gain, linearity, alignment and g-sensitivity – to provide constant behaviour in all conditions. The product comes with a two-year warranty.

SBG Systems has been manufacturing inertial sensors for more than 10 years and is especially recognised for the added value of its embedded algorithms. The R&D team has been adjusting motion profiles to platforms (UAV, car, vessels, etc.) and specific conditions (vibrations, high dynamics, low motion, etc.) to reach the highest reliability. The company says Ellipse 2 Micro weighs 10g and provides a 0.1° accurate attitude, connecting to external GNSS for navigation.

SBG Systems says the Ellipse 2 Micro Series provides excellent navigation data when connected to an external GNSS receiver. The Ellipse2 Micro INS fuses real-time inertial and GNSS information to maintain vehicle position. For automotive projects, the inertial sensor comes with CAN protocol and connects to odometer for an even higher performance in harsh environments (tunnel, urban canyons, etc.).

All Ellipse 2 Micro models are now available for order. Product and pricing information is available from SBG Systems representatives and authorised dealers.

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