Vector VS330 GNSS Compass
Professional Heading and Positioning Receiver
Experience the Vector™VS330™with Eclipse™GNSS technology, an addition to our Vector VS family. Developed for
precise marine and land applications which require precise heading and RTK position performance from the Vector
VS330 GNSS receiver compass.
The Vector VS330 utilizes all of the innovations in Hemisphere GPS’ Eclipse Vector technology. Optimizing Eclipse Vector
technology brings a series of new features to the Vector VS330 including heave, pitch and roll output, and more robust
heading and positioning performance.
The Vector VS330 receiver, with its display and user interface, can be conveniently installed near the operator. The two
antennas are mounted separately and with a user-determined separation to meet the desired heading accuracy.
The Vector VS330 uses L-band DGNSS/HP/XP and SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, etc.) for differential GPS positioning.
Key Vector VS330 GNSS Receiver Advantages
• Fast RTK acquision and reacquisition times
• Extremely accurate heading with both short and long
baselines up to 10 m
• Excellent coasting performance
• L1/L2 GPS/GLONASS RTK capable
• 5 cm rms RTK-enabled heave accuracy
• L-band DGNSS/HP/XP(OmniSTAR®) capable
• Strong multipath mitigation and interference rejection
• Beacon capable •
Vector VS330 GNSS Compass
GPS Sensor Specifications
Receiver Type: Vector GNSS L1/L2 RTK
Signals Received:
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo8
GPS Sensitivity:
SBAS Tracking: 3-channel, parallel tracking
Update Rate: 10 Hz standard, 20 Hz available by subscription
Horizontal Accuracy: RMS (67%)
2DRMS (95%)
10 mm + 1 ppm
20 mm + 2 ppm
RTK: 1
0.08 m
0.16 m
(OmniSTAR HP): 2, 7
0.25 m
0.50 m
Autonomous, no SA: 2 1.2 m
2.5 m
Heading Accuracy:
< 0.17˚ rms @ 0.5 m antenna separation
< 0.09˚ rms @ 1.0 m antenna separation
< 0.04˚ rms @ 2.0 m antenna separation
< 0.02˚ rms @ 5.0 m antenna separation
< 0.01˚ rms @10.0 m antenna seperation
Pitch/Roll Accuracy:
< 1˚ rms
Heave Accuracy:
30 cm (DGPS)5 ,10 cm (RTK)6
Timing (1PPS) Accuracy: 20 ns
Rate of Turn:
100˚/s maximum
Compass Safe
30 cm (with enclosure)5
Cold Start: < 40 s (no almanac or RTC)
Warm Start:
< 20 s typical (almanac and RTC)
Hot Start:
< 5 s typical (almanac, RTC and position)
Heading Fix:
< 10 s typical (valid position)
Maximum Speed:
1,850 mph (999 kts)
Maximum Altitude:
18,288 m (60,000 ft)
Beacon Sensor Specifications
Frequency Range:
Operating Modes:
2-channel, parallel tracking
283.5 to 325 kHz
Manual, automatic and database
IEC 61108-4 beacon standard
L-band DGNSS/HP/XP Sensor Specifications
Channel Spacing:
Satellite Selection:
Reacquisition Time:
Command Support:
Serial Ports: USB Ports:
-130 dBm
7.5 KHz
Manual and Automatic
15 seconds (typical)
15 kHz spacing > 30 dB,
300 kHz spacing > 60 dB
DSP for demodulation and protocol decoding module provides processing for the differential algorithms
Reports L-band DGNSS/HP/XP(OmniSTAR) region, satellite info, allows input and status of L-band DGNSS/HP/XP (OmniSTAR) subscription, Bit Error Rate (BER) output for reception quality indication and manual frequency tuning
2 full-duplex RS-232, 1 full-duplex RS-422 port
Baud Rates: Correction I/O Protocol:
Data I/O Protocol: Timing Output: Power
Input Voltage: Power Consumption: Current Consumption:
Power Isolation:
Reverse Polarity Protection:
Antenna Short Circuit
Antenna Input Impedance:
Operating Temperature: Storage Temperature: Humidity: Enclosure Rating:
Shock and Vibration:
EMC: Mechanical
Dimensions: Weight: Status Indications (LED):
Power Switch:
Power/Data Connector:
Power Connector:
Data Connector:
Antenna Connectors:
Aiding Devices
Gyro: Tilt Sensors: 4800 - 115200
RTCM v2.3 (DGPS), RTCM v3 (RTK), CMR, CMR+1
NMEA 0183, Crescent binary3
1PPS CMOS, active low, falling edge sync, 10 kΩ, 10pF load
8 to 36 VDC
< 6.2 W nominal (GPS (L1/L2), GLONASS
(L1/L2) and L-band DGNSS/HP/XP)
< 5.3 W nominal (GPS L1/L2) and GLONASS
< 0.52 A nominal (GPS L1/L2), GLONASS
(L1/L2) and L-band DGNSS/HP/XP)
< 0.44 A nominal (GPS L1/L2) and GLONASS
500 V
50 Ω
-30°C to + 70°C (-22°F to + 158°F)
-40°C to + 85°C (-40°F to + 185°F)
95% non-condensing (when installed in an enclosure)
IP66 (IEC 60529)
Mechanical Shock: EP455 Section 5.14.1 Operational (when mounted in an enclosure with screw mounting holes utilized) EP455 Vibration: Section 5.15.1 Random
CE (IEC 60945 Emissions and Immunity)
FCC Part 15, Subpart B
20.2 L x 12.0 W x 7.5 H (cm)
8.0 L x 4.7 W x3.0 H (in)
~1.1 kg (~2.5 lbs.)
Power, Primary and Secondary GPS lock, Differential lock, DGPS position, Heading, RTK lock, L-band DGNSS/HP/XP lock
Front panel soft switch
9-pin ODU metal circular
2-pin ODU metal circular
DB9 (sealed)
2 TNC (female)
Provides smooth heading, fast heading reacquisition and reliable < 5˚ per minute heading for periods up to 3 minute when loss of GPS has occurred 4
Provide pitch, roll data and assist in fast start-up and reacquisition of heading solution.
1 Depends on multipath environment, number of satellites in view, satellite Authorized Distributor:
geometry, baseline length (for local services), and ionospheric activity
2 Depends on multipath environment, number of satellites in view and satellite geometry
3 Hemisphere GPS proprietary
4 Under static conditions
4110 - 9th Street S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 3C4
Phone: 403.259.3311
Fax: 403.259.8866
5This is the minimum safe distance measured when the product is placed in the vicinity of the steering magnetic compass. The ISO 694 defines “vicinity” relative to the compass as within 5 m (16.4 ft) separation.
6Based on a 40 second time constant
7Requires a subscription from OmniSTAR
8Upgrade required
Copyright 2012, Hemisphere GPS. All rights reserved. Specifications subject to change without notice.
Hemisphere GPS, Hemisphere GPS logo, Eclipse, Eclipse logo, Vector, VS330, and L-Dif are trademarks of Hemisphere GPS.
OmniSTAR is a registered trademark of OmniSTAR, Inc. Rev. 9/12.
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