GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation Systems (INS)

The INS was unveiled in 2001 when Inertial Labs started manufacturing its first MEMS-based, IP67 and IP68 sealed and OEM versions, MIL-STD-810G qualified multiple interfaces and COM ports Single and Dual Antenna GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation Systems (INS). Each INS contains an Inertial Labs developed Tactical or Industrial-grade Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) and reliable single or dual GNSS receivers from suppliers like NovAtel, u-blox and Septentrio.

The professional model of INS, the INS-P, utilizes an embedded, high-precision, gyro-compensated magnetic compass, which allows the navigation system to measure and output high-precision Heading without GNSS signal even in extreme environmental conditions (temperature, vibration, interference from external magnetic field).

The Inertial Labs team of skilled engineers provides expertise to help users select and configure from the available models. Our support team helps set up units for all application bases to satisfy GNSS-enabled and GNSS-denied environments. 

INS Models

MODEL
CheetahNAV INS-U INS-B INS-P INS-BU INS-D INS-DL INS-DU INS-DM
Single or Dual Antenna Single Antenna Single Antenna Single Antenna Single Antenna Dual Antenna Dual Antenna Dual Antenna Dual Antenna
Tactical Navigation System GPS-Aided INS with Air Data Computer Basic Single GNSS Antenna Inertial Navigation System Professional Single GNSS Antenna Single Antenna u-blox GNSS Inertial Navigation System Dual GNSS Antenna Inertial Navigation System Low Cost Dual GNSS Antenna Inertial Navigation System Dual Antenna u-blox GNSS Inertial Navigation System Dual GNSS Antenna Inertial Navigation System
Heading Accuracy 3 MIL (INS-B); 1 MIL (INS-D) 0.6° static / 0.3° dynamic 1° static / 0.1° dynamic 0.3° static / 0.1° dynamic 0.6° static / 0.3° dynamic 0.08° (2m baseline) / 0.15° (1m baseline) 0.2° (2m baseline) / 0.4° (1m baseline) 0.2° (2m baseline) / 0.4° (1m baseline) 0.08°
Position Accuracy 1cm (RTK), 2.5cm (PPP), 60cm (SBAS) 1cm (RTK) 1cm (RTK), 2.5cm (PPP), 60cm (SBAS) 1cm (RTK), 2.5cm (PPP), 60cm (SBAS) 0.5cm (PPK), 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS) 1cm (RTK), 2.5cm (PPP), 60cm (SBAS) 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS) 0.5cm (PPK), 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS) 1cm (RTK), 40cm (DGPS)
Pitch & Roll Accuracy 0.5 MIL 0.05° dynamic, 0.08° static 0.03° dynamic, 0.05° static 0.03° dynamic, 0.05° static 0.05° dynamic, 0.08° static 0.03° dynamic, 0.05° static 0.04° dynamic, 0.08° static 0.05° dynamic, 0.08° static 0.01° Dynamic
GNSS Constellations BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS, IRNSS (NavIC) BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS
Corrections DGPS, PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS DGPS, RTK, SBAS DGPS, PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS DGPS, PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS PPK, RTK, SBAS DGPS, PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS PPK, RTK, SBAS PPK, RTK, SBAS DGPS, PPK, RTK
Type of IMU MEMS, Tactical-grade, FOG IMU Optional MEMS MEMS, Tactical-grade MEMS, Tactical-grade MEMS, Industrial-grade MEMS, Tactical-grade MEMS, Industrial-grade MEMS, Industrial-grade HG4930, IMU-NAV, IMU-P, Kernel IMU
Magnetometer External Magnetic Compass (optional) Embedded Mini-Fluxgate Magnetometer External Magnetic Compass (optional) Embedded Fluxgate Magnetic Compass Embedded Mini-Fluxgate Magnetometer External Magnetic Compass (optional) External Magnetic Compass (optional) Embedded Fluxgate Magnetic Compass Embedded or External Magnetic Compass
Other Features Battle management system integration, Freeform messaging Anti GNSS spoofing and jamming, Additional displays Static & Dynamic Pressure, Airspeed, Mach Number, True Angle of Attack (ADC) Tactical Grade IMU, Advanced, extendable, embedded Kalman Filter with sensor fusion algorithms All INS-B features + Fluxgate Gyro-Compensated Compass (Magnetometer) – high performance in longterm GPS-Denied environment Affordable price,
u-blox all-constellation GNSS, RTK
All INS-B features + high-precision dual GNSS Heading (HDT) Affordable price, Industrial Grade IMU Affordable price,
u-blox all-constellation GNSS, RTK
MIL-STD-1275, ADC, Encoder, Datalogger, Variable PPS
Size (mm) MDU: 322 x 233 x 50
DDU: 128 x 100 x 34
INS: 120 x 50 x 53
82 x 40 x 26 120.5 x 53.2 x 49.3 120.5 x 53.2 x 49.3 120.5 x 53.2 x 49.3 120.5 x 53.2 x 49.3 120.5 x 53.2 x 49.3 120 x 50 x 53 149 x 61 x 141
Weight (gram) MDU: 4050
DDU: 650
INS-B: 220
INS-D: 320
200 220 280 320 320 320 320 1060 - 1300
Applications Land Vehicle Navigation in GNSS-Enabled and GNSS-Denied Environments Fixed Wing UAV Flight Control and Navigation in longterm GNSS-Denied UGV; Land Vehicle Navigation; Lightweight AGV; Post Processed Imagery Extended GNSS-Denied Navigation; UAS; North Finding & Keeping Low-Cost Precision Agriculture; Low-Cost Land Vehicle Navigation Heavy Vehicle Guidance; Land Vehicle Navigation; Fixed Wing Navigation Antenna Pointing; Low Cost Position and Velocity; Industrial Navigation Low-Cost GNSS-Denied Navigation; Low-Cost Survey and Scanning System UGV, Land Vehicle, Fixed Wing UAV, Helicopter Extended GNSS-Denied Navigation
Model CheetahNAV INS-U INS-B INS-P INS-BU INS-D INS-DL INS-DU INS-DM
Datasheet
MODEL
CheetahNAV INS-U INS-B INS-P INS-BU INS-D INS-DL INS-DU INS-DM
Single or Dual Antenna Single Antenna Single Antenna Single Antenna Single Antenna Dual Antenna Dual Antenna Dual Antenna Dual Antenna
Tactical Navigation System GPS-Aided INS with Air Data Computer Basic Single GNSS Antenna Inertial Navigation System Professional Single GNSS Antenna Single Antenna u-blox GNSS Inertial Navigation System Dual GNSS Antenna Inertial Navigation System Low Cost Dual GNSS Antenna Inertial Navigation System Dual Antenna u-blox GNSS Inertial Navigation System Dual GNSS Antenna Inertial Navigation System
Heading Accuracy 3 MIL (INS-B); 1 MIL (INS-D) 0.6° static / 0.3° dynamic 1° static / 0.1° dynamic 0.3° static / 0.1° dynamic 0.6° static / 0.3° dynamic 0.08° (2m baseline) / 0.15° (1m baseline) 0.2° (2m baseline) / 0.4° (1m baseline) 0.2° (2m baseline) / 0.4° (1m baseline) 0.08°
Position Accuracy 1cm (RTK), 2.5cm (PPP), 60cm (SBAS) 1cm (RTK) 1cm (RTK), 2.5cm (PPP), 60cm (SBAS) 1cm (RTK), 2.5cm (PPP), 60cm (SBAS) 0.5cm (PPK), 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS) 1cm (RTK), 2.5cm (PPP), 60cm (SBAS) 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS) 0.5cm (PPK), 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS) 1cm (RTK), 40cm (DGPS)
Pitch & Roll Accuracy 0.5 MIL 0.05° dynamic, 0.08° static 0.03° dynamic, 0.05° static 0.03° dynamic, 0.05° static 0.05° dynamic, 0.08° static 0.03° dynamic, 0.05° static 0.04° dynamic, 0.08° static 0.05° dynamic, 0.08° static 0.01° Dynamic
GNSS Constellations BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS, IRNSS (NavIC) BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS
Corrections DGPS, PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS DGPS, RTK, SBAS DGPS, PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS DGPS, PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS PPK, RTK, SBAS DGPS, PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS PPK, RTK, SBAS PPK, RTK, SBAS DGPS, PPK, RTK
Type of IMU MEMS, Tactical-grade, FOG IMU Optional MEMS MEMS, Tactical-grade MEMS, Tactical-grade MEMS, Industrial-grade MEMS, Tactical-grade MEMS, Industrial-grade MEMS, Industrial-grade HG4930, IMU-NAV, IMU-P, Kernel IMU
Magnetometer External Magnetic Compass (optional) Embedded Mini-Fluxgate Magnetometer External Magnetic Compass (optional) Embedded Fluxgate Magnetic Compass Embedded Mini-Fluxgate Magnetometer External Magnetic Compass (optional) External Magnetic Compass (optional) Embedded Fluxgate Magnetic Compass Embedded or External Magnetic Compass
Other Features Battle management system integration, Freeform messaging Anti GNSS spoofing and jamming, Additional displays Static & Dynamic Pressure, Airspeed, Mach Number, True Angle of Attack (ADC) Tactical Grade IMU, Advanced, extendable, embedded Kalman Filter with sensor fusion algorithms All INS-B features + Fluxgate Gyro-Compensated Compass (Magnetometer) – high performance in longterm GPS-Denied environment Affordable price,
u-blox all-constellation GNSS, RTK
All INS-B features + high-precision dual GNSS Heading (HDT) Affordable price, Industrial Grade IMU Affordable price,
u-blox all-constellation GNSS, RTK
MIL-STD-1275, ADC, Encoder, Datalogger, Variable PPS
Size (mm) MDU: 322 x 233 x 50
DDU: 128 x 100 x 34
INS: 120 x 50 x 53
82 x 40 x 26 120.5 x 53.2 x 49.3 120.5 x 53.2 x 49.3 120.5 x 53.2 x 49.3 120.5 x 53.2 x 49.3 120.5 x 53.2 x 49.3 120 x 50 x 53 149 x 61 x 141
Weight (gram) MDU: 4050
DDU: 650
INS-B: 220
INS-D: 320
200 220 280 320 320 320 320 1060 - 1300
Applications Land Vehicle Navigation in GNSS-Enabled and GNSS-Denied Environments Fixed Wing UAV Flight Control and Navigation in longterm GNSS-Denied UGV; Land Vehicle Navigation; Lightweight AGV; Post Processed Imagery Extended GNSS-Denied Navigation; UAS; North Finding & Keeping Low-Cost Precision Agriculture; Low-Cost Land Vehicle Navigation Heavy Vehicle Guidance; Land Vehicle Navigation; Fixed Wing Navigation Antenna Pointing; Low Cost Position and Velocity; Industrial Navigation Low-Cost GNSS-Denied Navigation; Low-Cost Survey and Scanning System UGV, Land Vehicle, Fixed Wing UAV, Helicopter Extended GNSS-Denied Navigation
Model CheetahNAV INS-U INS-B INS-P INS-BU INS-D INS-DL INS-DU INS-DM
Datasheet

INS OEM Models

MODEL
INS-B-OEM INS-P-OEM INS-U-OEM INS-BU-OEM INS-D-OEM INS-DL-OEM INS-DU-OEM INS-DH-OEM
Single Antenna Single Antenna Single Antenna Single Antenna Dual Antenna Dual Antenna Dual Antenna Dual Antenna
Basic Single GNSS Antenna OEM INS Professional Single GNSS Antenna OEM INS GPS-Aided OEM INS with Air Data Computer Single Antenna u-blox GNSS OEM INS Dual GNSS Antenna OEM INS Low Cost Dual GNSS Antenna OEM INS Dual Antenna u-blox GNSS OEM INS Dual GNSS Antenna OEM INS with Honeywell HG4930 IMU
Heading Accuracy 1° static / 0.1° dynamic / 0.03° (PPK) 0.4° static / 0.1° dynamic / 0.03° (PPK) 0.6° static / 0.3° dynamic 0.6° static / 0.3° dynamic / 0.1° (PPK) 0.08° (2m baseline) / 0.03° (PPK) 0.2° (2m baseline) / 0.1° (PPK) 0.2° (2m baseline) / 0.1° (PPK) 0.05° (2m baseline) / 0.015° (PPK)
Position Accuracy 1cm (RTK), 2.5cm (PPP), 60cm (SBAS) 0.5cm (PPK), 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS) 1cm (RTK) 1cm (RTK) 0.5cm (PPK), 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS) 0.5cm (PPK), 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS) 0.5cm (PPK), 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS) 0.5cm (PPK), 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS)
Pitch & Roll Accuracy 0.05° static / 0.03° dynamic / 0.006° (PPK) 0.05° static / 0.03° dynamic / 0.006° (PPK) 0.08° static / 0.05° dynamic 0.08° static / 0.05° dynamic 0.05° static / 0.03° dynamic / 0.006° (PPK) 0.08° static / 0.04° dynamic / 0.01° (PPK) 0.08° static / 0.05° dynamic / 0.03° (PPK) 0.02° static / 0.01° dynamic / 0.002° (PPK)
GNSS Constellations BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GPS, GLO, NAVIC, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, NavIC (IRNSS), QZSS
Corrections DGPS, PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS DGPS, PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS RTK RTK DGPS, PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS PPK, RTK, SBAS PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS
Type of IMU MEMS, Tactical-grade MEMS, Tactical-grade MEMS MEMS MEMS, Tactical-grade MEMS, Industrial-grade MEMS, Industrial-grade MEMS, Tactical-grade
Magnetometer External Magnetic Compass (optional) Embedded Fluxgate Magnetic Compass Embedded Mini-Fluxgate Magnetometers Embedded Mini-Fluxgate Magnetometers External Magnetic Compass (optional) External Magnetic Compass (optional) Internal Mini-FG Magnetic Compass External Magnetic Compass (optional)
Size (mm) 85.5 x 47.7 x 39.4 85.5 x 47.7 x 46.9 65.0 x 37.2 x 19.9 85.5 x 47.7 x 39.3 85.5 x 47.7 x 40.2 85.5 x 47.7 x 40.0 85.5 x 47.7 x 39.3 85.5 x 67.5 x 52.0
Weight (gram) 174 174 100 174 184 184 174 280
Applications Remote Sensing; Real Time UAV Scanning; Aerial Surveying; Integrated LiDAR Payload Scanning & Surveying; Integrated Payloads; Fixed-Wing Aerial Navigation Multirotor, Fixed Wing UAV Flight Control and Navigation Remote Sensing; Real Time UAV Scanning; Aerial Surveying; Integrated LiDAR Payload Integrated Land Vehicle Navigation; Fixed Wing Navigation; Integrated Aiming Low Cost Aiming; Precision Agriculture; Industrial Heading Stabilization Low-Cost Integrated Land Vehicle Navigation; Low Cost Aiming Flight Control; Remote Sensing; Photogrammetry
Model INS-B-OEM INS-P-OEM INS-U-OEM INS-BU-OEM INS-D-OEM INS-DL-OEM INS-DU-OEM INS-DH-OEM
Datasheet
MODEL
INS-B-OEM INS-P-OEM INS-U-OEM INS-BU-OEM INS-D-OEM INS-DL-OEM INS-DU-OEM INS-DH-OEM
SIngle Antenna SIngle Antenna SIngle Antenna SIngle Antenna Dual Antenna Dual Antenna Dual Antenna Dual Antenna
Basic Single GNSS Antenna OEM INS Professional Single GNSS Antenna OEM INS GPS-Aided OEM INS with Air Data Computer Single Antenna u-blox GNSS OEM INS Dual GNSS Antenna OEM INS Low Cost Dual GNSS Antenna OEM INS Dual Antenna u-blox GNSS OEM INS Dual GNSS Antenna OEM INS with Honeywell HG4930 IMU
Heading Accuracy 1° static / 0.1° dynamic / 0.03° (PPK) 0.4° static / 0.1° dynamic / 0.03° (PPK) 0.6° static / 0.3° dynamic 0.6° static / 0.3° dynamic / 0.1° (PPK) 0.08° (2m baseline) / 0.03° (PPK) 0.2° (2m baseline) / 0.1° (PPK) 0.2° (2m baseline) / 0.1° (PPK) 0.05° (2m baseline) / 0.015° (PPK)
Position Accuracy 1cm (RTK), 2.5cm (PPP), 60cm (SBAS) 0.5cm (PPK), 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS) 1cm (RTK) 1cm (RTK) 0.5cm (PPK), 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS) 0.5cm (PPK), 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS) 0.5cm (PPK), 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS) 0.5cm (PPK), 1cm (RTK), 60cm (SBAS)
Pitch & Roll Accuracy 0.05° static / 0.03° dynamic / 0.006° (PPK) 0.05° static / 0.03° dynamic / 0.006° (PPK) 0.08° static / 0.05° dynamic 0.08° static / 0.05° dynamic 0.05° static / 0.03° dynamic / 0.006° (PPK) 0.08° static / 0.04° dynamic / 0.01° (PPK) 0.08° static / 0.05° dynamic / 0.03° (PPK) 0.02° static / 0.01° dynamic / 0.002° (PPK)
GNSS Constellations BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GPS, GLO, NAVIC, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, QZSS BDS, GAL, GLO, GPS, NavIC (IRNSS), QZSS
Corrections DGPS, PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS DGPS, PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS RTK RTK DGPS, PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS PPK, RTK, SBAS PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS PPK, PPP, RTK, SBAS
Type of IMU MEMS, Tactical-grade MEMS, Tactical-grade MEMS MEMS MEMS, Tactical-grade MEMS, Industrial-grade MEMS, Industrial-grade MEMS, Tactical-grade
Magnetometer External Magnetic Compass (optional) Embedded Fluxgate Magnetic Compass Embedded Mini-Fluxgate Magnetometers Embedded Mini-Fluxgate Magnetometers External Magnetic Compass (optional) External Magnetic Compass (optional) Internal Mini-FG Magnetic Compass External Magnetic Compass (optional)
Size (mm) 85.5 x 47.7 x 39.4 85.5 x 47.7 x 46.9 65.0 x 37.2 x 19.9 85.5 x 47.7 x 39.3 85.5 x 47.7 x 40.2 85.5 x 47.7 x 40.0 85.5 x 47.7 x 39.3 85.5 x 67.5 x 52.0
Weight (gram) 174 174 100 174 184 184 174 280
Applications Remote Sensing; Real Time UAV Scanning; Aerial Surveying; Integrated LiDAR Payload Scanning & Surveying; Integrated Payloads; Fixed-Wing Aerial Navigation Multirotor, Fixed Wing UAV Flight Control and Navigation Remote Sensing; Real Time UAV Scanning; Aerial Surveying; Integrated LiDAR Payload Integrated Land Vehicle Navigation; Fixed Wing Navigation; Integrated Aiming Low Cost Aiming; Precision Agriculture; Industrial Heading Stabilization Low-Cost Integrated Land Vehicle Navigation; Low Cost Aiming Flight Control; Remote Sensing; Photogrammetry
Model INS-B-OEM INS-P-OEM INS-U-OEM INS-BU-OEM INS-D-OEM INS-DL-OEM INS-DU-OEM INS-DH-OEM
Datasheet

FOG INS Models

FOG IMU-based GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System
The Inertial Labs GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System INS-FI is the newest Inertial Navigation System (INS) developed by Inertial Labs using Tactical-grade Fiber Optic Gyroscope technology.
MODEL
INS-FI
Fiber Optic Gyroscopes (FOG) IMU-based GPS-Aided Inertial Navigations System
Gyro Bias Repeatability 0.5º/hour (over temp. range)
Gyro Noise (ARW) 0.025º/√hour (typical)
Maximum dynamic range ±8g
Accel Bias in-run Stability 0.005 mg (RMS)
Accel Bias Repeatability 0.5 mg (over temp. range)
Accel SF Accuracy 150 ppm (over temp. range)
Noise (VRW) 0.015 m/s/√hour (typical)
Size (mm) D88.9 x H127.5
Weight (gram) 950
Applications Tactical Navigation. Medium accuracy gyrocompassing
Model INS-FI
Datasheet

Navigation in GNSS-Denied Environment

Air Data Computer (ADC) for VTOL and Fixed-Wing UAV

Inertial Labs supply GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation Systems, tightly integrated with ADC (Air Data Computer) for operation of VTOL and Fixed-wing UAV in GPS-denied environment.

MODEL
ADC
Air Data Computer
Pressure Sensor Measurement Range ±25; ±600; ±4000 mbar
Baro-Corrected Pressure Altitude -500 to 9000 meters; Accuracy: 1
True Airspeed 5 to 64 meters/sec (310 meters/sec is optional); Accuracy: 0.5
Outside Air Temperature (OAT) -40 to +85 degC; Resolution 0.01
Size (mm) 73.5 × 55.0 × 29.5
Weight (gram) 130
Applications UAV
Output Interface RS-232, RS-422
Model ADC
Datasheet
Digital Wind Sensor (DWS) for Multirotor and Helicopter UAV
We also supply our Inertial Navigation Systems, tightly integrated with Wind Sensors (DWS) as source of the calibrated airspeed for operation of multirotor and helicopter type of UAV in GPS-denied environment.
MODEL
FT743-SM
Digital Wind Sensor
Output data Airspeed and its direction relative to body
Airspeed range (m/s) 0 to 75
Airspeed accuracy ±0.3m/s (0-16m/s);
±2% (16-40m/s);
±4% (40-75m/s).
Airspeed resolution (m/s) 0.1
Temperature range -40°C to +85°C; 0 to 4000 m altitude
Size (mm) D56.0 x H71.2
Weight (gram) 252
Output interface RS-422, RS-485
Model FT743-SM
Datasheet

Use Cases for the Inertial Navigation System

Drone Surveying Mapping

Remote Sensing with LiDAR

Sometimes called a 3D laser scanner, LiDAR is a surveying method that measures the distance to a target by illuminating the target with pulsed laser light and measuring the reflected pulses with a sensor. It has terrestrial, airborne, and mobile applications. Some models of 3D LiDAR can generate up to 700,000 data points per second. There are plenty of exceptional producers on the market, for example, Quanergy® (2) and Velodyne®.

Scanning and Mapping

Perhaps area mapping is still the most eminent domain for remote sensing. Making sense of the physical world by analyzing maps and 3D models allows businesses to make faster and more informed decisions that increase efficiency and profit and, more importantly, improve safety. A few of the most often used bases can be on our land vehicles or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).

senor fusion

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

Disaster response and mitigation is an increasingly successful market for autopilot suppliers. The INS has been consistently used with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in GPS-enabled or GPS-Denied environments. Whether putting out forest fires or identifying and responding to personnel in critical condition, the Veronte Autopilot (integrated Inertial Labs INS-P solution) can handle long mission profiles while carrying large payloads in GNSS-denied environments.

Navigation of Autonomous Vehicles

The Inertial Navigation System is the most robust navigation sensor on the market. Use the INS as an independent navigation sensor or easily integrate with other sensors for which the INS has been adapted, such as LiDAR, Doppler Radar, Stereo Cameras, echo sounders, and many more. These useful integrations provide a robust solution for even the most difficult-to-navigate urban environments.

GPS-Denied Navigation for Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV)

Inertial Labs recently released an improved navigation algorithm that increases navigational accuracy for Ground Vehicles in GNSS-Denied environments. This “Tunnel Guide” feature has been proven through trials and testing to result in a position accuracy of 0.2% over Distance Travelled (DT) in GNSS-denied environments. Data also supports that with the injection of aiding information from other onboard sensors, such as an odometer, airspeed sensor, or wind speed sensor, the Inertial Navigation System can produce position accuracy as low as 0.05% over DT.

Autonomous Ground Vehicles (AGV)

Precision Agriculture, an industry on the rise for Autonomous Ground Vehicles, is one of this century’s most used cases of autonomy. Recent reports show that by 2025, Precision Agriculture is expected to grow to become a 43.4-billion-dollar industry worldwide. For an industry that didn’t begin gaining traction until the 1990s, it’s a pretty impressive market. The INS-DL and INS-D have been popular solutions for AGVs in the industrial and military sectors for their exceptional navigation performance.

Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV)

ROVs are an ideal platform for the INS. These platforms have taken advantage of the advanced MEMS-based navigation features of the Inertial Labs INS. Until recently, this market was only accessible for Fiber Optic Gyroscope-based (FOG) inertial sensors. However, with improved calibration procedures and methods for precision machining utilized between MEMS-sensitive elements, the Inertial Labs INS can compete with FOG units in performance and reliability.

Supported Hardware Integrations

The Inertial Labs Navigation System has been designed to be compatible with several solutions. Autopilot platforms such as Pixhawk or Veronte by Embention (distributed by Northwest UAV) give users precision accuracy at a fraction of the cost, plus the added functionality of each system.

Custom output formats support users with the ability to communicate directly with the Cobham Aviator UAV 200. Additionally, the INS can be used with LiDAR scanners, Sonars, and Optical Cameras.

INS Supported Software

Inertial Labs supplies drivers and tools for easy integration with commonly used platforms such as ROS, LabVIEW, and Waypoint products. Additionally, take advantage of the Software Development Kit to create custom solutions for your application.

SDK

Waypoint Website

A Software Development Kit (SDK) allows developers to customize the processing workflow to suit their customers or application.
Post-processing is ideal for applications requiring highly accurate post-mission position, velocity, or attitude.

LabVIEW

LabVIEW Website

LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment engineers use to develop automated research, validation, and production test systems.

ROS

ROS Website

ROS (Robot Operating System) is an open-source software development kit for robotics applications. ROS offers a standard software platform to developers across industries that will carry them from research and prototyping to deployment and production.

Performance Characteristics for the INS

GPS-Denied Navigation (Tunnel Guide) Performance

Read results of the GPS-Denied Navigation Performance Test in our Tunnel Guide White Paper.

Tactical IMU Gyroscope Bias Allan Variance Test

Tactical IMU Accelerometer Bias Allan Variance Test

INS Heading, Pitch and Roll Accuracy (INS-B/P/D)

Development Kits and Unboxing

IP67 Development Kit

OEM Development Kit

Unboxing and Connect INS-D

INS Products Catalog 2024

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