Tactical Series Product Brochure_R4
TACTICAL
VECTORNAV
SERIES
TACTICAL
SERIES
VN-110 IMU/AHRS
VN-210 GNSS/INS
VN-310 DUAL GNSS/INS
VectorNav introduces the Tactical Series, a next-generation, MEMS inertial navigation platform that features
high-performance IMU, AHRS, GPS/INS and GPS-Compass solutions.
Featuring a tactical-grade IMU core housed in a robust and compact aluminum enclosure, the Tactical Series
leverages VectorNav’s industry leading navigation algorithms to offer a new class of inertial navigation solutions.
Key Benefits
< 1˚/hr in-run gyro bias stability
< 2 mrad attitude performance
IP 68 rated enclosure designed to meet DO-160G
Software compatible with existing VectorNav products
Expansion port for connectivity to external sensors
4 GB onboard memory for data logging
ITAR-free
Made in the USA
Embedded Navigation Solutions
THE TACTICAL SERIES
The VectorNav Tactical Series sets a new standard for high-performance inertial navigation systems. Built on a
tactical grade MEMS IMU core that is housed in a compact and ruggedized aluminum enclosure, the Tactical
Series leverages VectorNav’s industry leading navigation algorithms and extensive applications experience to
deliver a new standard in inertial navigation.
CAPABILITIES
IMU Measurements
Magnetic Heading
Attitude Filter (VPE1)
INS Filter
GPS-Compass Heading
1
VN-110 IMU/AHRS
VN-210 GNSS/INS
-
-
VN-300 Dual GNSS/INS
Vector Processing Engine, VectorNav’s proprietary suite of attitude estimation algorithms and toolboxes.
RUGGEDIZED PACKAGING
The Tactical Series features a precision milled, anodized aluminum enclosure designed to meet DO-160G standards. With
dual I/O connectors the Tactical Series offers maximum flexibility for interfacing with external GNSS receivers and IMUs.
MECHANICAL
Size
Weight
VN-110
56 x 56 x 23 mm
125 g
VN-210
56 x 56 x 31 mm
155 g
VN-310
56 x 56 x 31 mm
160 g
CONNECTOR
Primary
Purpose
Input power & primary RS-422
communications
Optional output power and
RS-422 for auxiliary sensors
GPS RF input with
5V output to power active antenna
Voltage
12 - 36 V
Power
Max: 2.5 W
(No auxiliary load)
Max: 10 W
(with 7.5 W auxiliary load)
0.5 W
(100 mA max)
Auxiliary
GPS
12 - 36 V
5 V ± 0.1 V
Key Benefits
IP 68 rated per IEC 60529
Designed to meet DO-160G standards
Protection - MIL-STD-1275E
Expansion port for connectivity to
external sensors
Circular push-pull 10-pin connectors
SMA GNSS RF connectors
< 160 grams
SPECIFICATIONS
Each individual Tactical Series sensor undergoes a robust calibration and acceptance testing process at
VectorNav's manufacturing facility. VectorNav regularly conducts comprehensive testing on all products to verify
continued conformance to all performance specifications.
NAVIGATION
Heading (Magnetic)1
Heading (INS)
Heading (GPS-Compass)2
Pitch/Roll (Static)
Pitch/Roll (Dynamic)
Horizontal Position Accuracy
(w/ SBAS)
Vertical Position Accuracy
Velocity Accuracy
1
2
VN-210
2.0 ° RMS
< 0.1 ° RMS
< 0.05 ° RMS
< 0.03 ° RMS
2.5 m RMS
2.0 m RMS
2.5 m RMS
< 0.05 m/s
VN-110
2.0 ° RMS
< 0.05 ° RMS
-
VN-310
2.0 ° RMS
< 0.1 ° RMS
0.3 ° RMS
< 0.05 ° RMS
< 0.03 ° RMS
2.5 m RMS
2.0 m RMS
2.5 m RMS
< 0.05 m/s
With proper magnetic declination, suitable magnetic environment and valid hard/soft iron calibration.
With 1 meter baseline, clear view of GNSS satellites and good multipath environment.
IMU
Range
In-Run Bias Stability
Noise Density
Bandwidth
GNSS (VN-210 and VN-310 Only)
Receiver Type
72 Channels, L1, GNSS
Update Rate
5 Hz
Altitude Limit
50,000 m
ENVIRONMENTAL & ELECTRICAL
Operating Temperature
-40°C to +85°C
Storage Temperature
-40°C to +85°C
IP Rating
IP 68 per IEC 60529
MTBF (VN-110)
> 35,000 hours
MTBF (VN-210 & VN-310)
> 25,000 hours
Power Consumption
< 2.5 watts
Input Voltage
+12 to +36 VDC
(MIL-STD-1275E)
INPUT/OUTPUT
Serial Protocols
Data Outputs
Filtering
External Sensors Supported
Synchronization
Gyroscopes
±490 °/s
< 1 °/hr
3.24 °/hr /√Hz
240 Hz
Accelerometers
±15 g
< 10 µg
0.04 mg/√Hz
240 Hz
Magnetometers
±2.5 Gauss
140 µGauss/√Hz
200 Hz
Time-to-First-Fix (Cold/Warm Start)
Time-to-First-Fix (Hot Start)
Velocity Limit
INTERFACING
Output Rate (IMU)
Output Rate (Navigation)
Primary Interface3
Expansion Interface3
Power & I/O Connectors
GNSS RF Connectors
3
26 s
<1s
500 m/s
Up to 800 Hz
Up to 400 Hz
RS-422 + 3 sync I/O pins
RS-422
Circular Push-Pull Fischer
UltiMate (10-pin x 2; Size 7)
SMA
Contact VectorNav for RS-232 interface options and availability.
VectorNav Binary, VectorNav ASCII, NMEA
Euler Angles (Yaw, Pitch, Roll); Quaternion; Position; Velocity;
Coning & sculling integrals (ΔV’s, ΔΘ’s); Direction Cosine Matrix;
Acceleration, Angular Rate and Magnetic Field
Extended Kalman Filter; User Configurable Tuning Parameters;
Active Disturbance Rejection; Adaptive Filtering
GNSS, magnetometer
Sync-In, Sync-Out I/O pins
GPS PPS, 30 ns RMS, 60 ns 99%
TACTICAL GRADE IMU CORE
The Tactical Series incorporates the most compact, tactical grade MEMS IMU available on the market.
Tactical Grade Performance
Factory Calibration
Each Tactical Series unit undergoes an
< 1˚/hr in-run gyro bias stability
extensive
< 10 µg in-run accel bias stability
individual
sensor
calibration
across the full operating temperature range
Ultra low noise accel and gyro
(-40°C to +85°C) for bias, scale factor,
(0.04 mg/√Hz and 3.24 °/hr /√Hz)
misalignment, temperature dependancies
High accel and gyro ranges
and gyro g-sensitivity.
(±15 g and ±490 °/s)
INDUSTRY LEADING ALGORITHMS
Each Tactical Series product features a robust Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) along with a proprietary suite of
high-performance algorithms that run completely onboard the sensors. VectorNav's industry leading algorithms
provide high-accuracy position, velocity, and attitude estimates along with compensated inertial measurements at
rates up to 800 Hz.
AHRS & VPE
GPS/INS
GPS-Compass
VN-110, VN-210 & VN-310
VN-210 & VN-310
VN-310
Magnetic Heading; Pitch & Roll
GNSS-Aided Position, Velocity & Attitude
GNSS-Based Heading
Continuous attitude over 360° range
Automatic filter initialization & dynamic
Dual antenna GNSS heading
Real-time gyro bias tracking &
alignment
Magnetic independent
compensation
Real-time gyro & accel bias tracking &
Automatic transition between AHRS,
3D hard/soft iron calibration
compensation
INS and GPS-Compass
VPE 2.0 Toolboxes:
GPS delay compensation
Adjustable GNSS antenna baseline
- Real-time magnetic & acceleration
Synchronized to GPS time
lengths for shorter start-up times or
disturbance rejection
Automatic transitioning between
increased heading accuracy
- Adaptive signal filtering
AHRS & INS modes
- Heading accuracy between
- Dynamic filter tuning toolboxes
Operates as a True Inertial Navigation
World Magnetic & Gravity Reference
System - no mounting restrictions or
- Start-up in under 2 minutes
Models
velocity alignment assumptions
Raw pseudorange, Doppler &
Velocity aiding (airspeed, GPS)
0.15° and 1.2° (RMS)
carrier phase outputs
APPLICATIONS
The VectorNav Tactical Series has been designed from the ground up to offer robust inertial navigation solutions
for a wide range of applications and operating environments. Whether it is an airborne, marine, or ground-based
platform, the Tactical Series offers systems integrators versatile hardware and software configuration options to
meet the most demanding navigation requirements. The Tactical Series is well suited for Size, Weight, Power and
Cost (SWaP-C) constrained systems in the aerospace, military, marine, among other industries.
LAND
AIR
SEA
Ground Vehicle Navigation
UAV & Manned Aircraft Navigation
ASV and ROV Navigation
Camera/Antenna/Platform
Autopilots
Marine Antenna Stabilization
Stabilization & Pointing
Camera/Antenna/Platform
Hydrography
Geo-Referencing & Mapping
Stabilization & Pointing
Ocean Buoys
Robotics Control & Navigation
Geo-Referencing & Mapping
Weather Monitoring
Body Motion Capture
Smart Weapons
Platform Monitoring
VECTORNAV SUPPORT ECOSYSTEM
The Tactical Series is backed by the industry’s most customer-focused, robust and responsive support ecosystem.
With VectorNav as your inertial navigation partner, you receive full access to our support ecosystem throughout
the entire development cycle and product lifetime of your system. Our mission is to ensure the successful evaluation, development, testing, and integration of VectorNav sensors into your application.
SUPPORT
PRODUCTION
< 24-hour sales and support response time
30,000 sq. ft. (2750 sq. meter) manufacturing
Direct access to VectorNav’s hardware, software
facility with high-volume production capacity
and applications engineers
1-2 day lead time on Development Kits
Detailed and comprehensive documentation
Individual sensor calibration across full
Online collection of inertial navigation knowl-
temperature range (-40 C to +85 C)
edge, FAQ’s and application notes
Standard 1-year warranty
Field upgradable firmware
Calibration reports
Common communication protocol across all
VectorNav products
Your Partner in Embedded Navigation.
VectorNav Technologies is a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance
inertial navigation systems using the latest in MEMS sensor and GPS/GNSS technology.
Since its founding in 2008, VectorNav has provided systems integrators in the Military, Aerospace, Marine, and Robotics industries with embedded navigation solutions optimized for
SWaP-C constraints. VectorNav has unique expertise in applying the digital filtering and
sensor calibration techniques that have multiple decades of heritage in Aerospace applications to the state-of-the-art in MEMS inertial and GPS/GNSS technology.
VectorNav Technologies
10501 Markison Road
Dallas, TX 75238
USA
tel
+1 512 772 3615
fax
+1 512 772 3086
email
[email protected]
web
www.vectornav.com
© 2016 VectorNav Technologies, LLC. All rights reserved. VectorNav and the Diamond and Triangle logo are trademarks of VectorNav Technologies, LLC. VectorNav,
VPE, Sensor Explorer, Industrial Series, VN-110, VN-210, VN-310, Your Partner in Embedded Navigation, and Embedded Navigation Solutions are trademarks of
VectorNav Technologies, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Specifications subject to change without notice.
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