Subminiature 3DOrientation Sensor (OS3DM)

The OS3DM is a board level, fully embedded absolute subminiature orientation sensor that combines sensor technologies of magnetometers, gyroscopes, and accelerometers to measure absolute orientation of any object. Its internal microcontroller processes the data from nine discrete sensing axes through its sensor fusion algorithm and produces a quaternion orientation solution that is then provided over either UART TTL or RS-485 data bus.

Designed with the intention of being integrated directly inside of the object to be tracked, OS3DM is just 16 × 10 × 3.5mm. Additionally, its support of RS-485 allows for the possibility of utilizing multiple trackers simultaneously over a single data bus.

Inertial Labs will provide the engineering support to help you optimize the sensor performance for your application.

Key Specifications
Heading accuracy, RMS: 0.5 deg
Pitch and Roll accuracy, RMS: 0.5 deg
Gyroscopes measurement range: up to ±2,000 deg/sec
Accelerometers measurement range: ±2 g, ±4 g, ±8 g and ±16 g
Gyroscopes in-run Bias stability: 10 deg/hr
Accelerometers Bias stability: 0.3 mg
Size: 16 × 10 × 3.5mm


Datasheet in PDF

Key Features and Functionality Below

  • Real-time Heading, Pitch and Roll orientation information
  • Sub-miniature size, lightweight and low power consumption (16×10×3.5mm; 2 gram; 0.07W)
  • Static Accuracy better than 0.5 deg in Pitch/Roll and 1 deg in Heading
  • State-of-the-art algorithms for different dynamic motions of Motion Capture, Training, Head Tracking and Helmets Orientation Systems, micro UAV and small Electro Optical System
  • Ideal solution for Virtual Reality Systems
  • Gyro-Stabilized Slaved Magnetic Heading
  • Embedded calibration on hard and soft iron
  • Up to 500Hz data update rate
  • Environmentally sealed (IP67)
  • OEM version available

Established in 2001, Inertial Labs is a leader in position and orientation technologies for commercial, industrial, aerospace and defense applications. Inertial Labs has a worldwide distributor and representative network covering 20+ countries across 6 continents delivering compact, high performance and affordable Miniature Orientation Sensors (OS3DM), Motion Reference Units (MRU), Attitude & Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) and GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation Systems (INS). With application breadth on Land, Air, and Sea; Inertial Labs covers the gambit of inertial technologies and solutions. Contact us to learn more.