USA: VectorNav Technologies, a leading provider of inertial navigation solutions to the industrial and military markets, announced a new strategic partnership with NavtechGPS to market and include the VN-200 GPS/INS and the VN-100 IMU/AHRS into their extensive catalogue of GNSS-related products.
Released in July of 2012, VectorNav's VN-200 is the world's first GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS) in a surface mount package. Incorporating a suite of individually calibrated, MEMS-based 3-axis accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers, along with a barometric pressure sensor and a high-sensitivity GPS module, the VN-200 provides users with a coupled position, velocity and attitude solution at rates of up to 200 Hz.
"We see an ever-increasing demand for low-cost, small size, high-performance solutions that couple attitude [orientation] information with GPS-based position and velocity measurements," says NavtechGPS VP and CTO, Franck Boynton. "The VectorNav VN-200 GPS/INS is the first OEM surface mount we know of to address this need, and we are pleased to offer this miniature inertial navigation solution to our customers."