ENABLING ADVANCED CAPABILITIES

The most demanding defense and aerospace applications require the most robust and capable navigation solutions. VectorNav’s Tactical Series is designed to provide unprecedented modularity with support for a range of external inertial and positioning technologies. Complete your objective and gain the competitive edge over emerging Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) threats and contested environments with VectorNav.

VectorNav’s Tactical Series features auxiliary ports to connect to external Inertial Measurement Units and SAASM or M-Code GPS receivers. The extended capabilities of the Tactical Series enable users to take advantage of VectorNav’s superior navigation algorithms while incorporating other technologies to enhance capabilities, security and performance in contested environments.

Additional capabilities enabled by external IMUs and SAASM or M-Code receivers are:

  • Gyrocompassing
  • GPS Denied Navigation
  • Anti-Jam/Anti-Spoof
  • Assured PNT
VN-310 & VN-310E-New
SATCOM on the Move

EXTERNAL SAASM OR M-CODE RECEIVER SUPPORT

Applications that require precise positioning when operating in contested environments require the latest developments in modernized GPS with anti-jamming/anti-spoofing capabilities and increased security. Legacy SAASM (Selective Availability Anit-Spoofing Module) GPS receivers are being updated to M-Code receivers that feature greater anti-jamming and security. VectorNav’s Tactical Series supports any GPS/GNSS receiver that is configured to output GPS-ICD-153 protocol. Simple connection of power, ground, serial communication lines and 1PPS to the auxiliary port on the Tactical Series device will enable the sensor to utilize the external PVT data for its INS solution.

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EXTERNAL IMU SUPPORT

VectorNav Tactical Series currently supports three external IMUs. The table below provides a brief summary of their specifications.



IMU SPECIFICATIONS
KVH 1775
EMCORE/SYSTRON
DONNER SDI500
NORTHROP GRUMMAN
LITEF LCI-100
GYRO
   
Range±490 °/s±1,000 °/s±610 °/s
In-Run Bias0.5 °/hr, 1σ1.0 °/hr, 1σ0.05 °/hr, 1σ
Noise Density (ARW)0.012 °/√hr0.02 °/√hr≤ 0.012 °/√hr
Scale Factor Error (Non-Linearity)50 ppm200 ppm≤ 100 ppm
    
ACCELEROMETER
   
Range±30 g± 50 g± 20 g
In-Run Bias45 μg, 1σ100 μg, 1σ≤ 100 μg, 1σ
Accel Noise Density (VRW)102 μg/√Hz≤ 100 μg /√Hz≤ 100 μg /√Hz
Scale Factor Error (Non-Linearity)300 ppm200 ppm≤ 100 μg
    
ATTITUDE PERFORMANCE
   
Heading (Static, Gyrocompass)--0.35° sec-lat
Heading (Dynamic, INS)0.05°-0.1°, 1σ0.03°, 1σ0.015°, 1σ
Pitch/Roll (Static)0.5° RMS0.05°, 1σ0.02°, 1σ
Pitch/Roll (Dynamic, INS)0.015°, 1σ0.01°, 1σ0.01°, 1σ

 

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CONNECTING EXTERNAL DEVICES

Connecting external IMUs or SAASM/M-Code GPS receivers to the VectorNav sensor’s auxiliary port enables users to retaining existing drivers and interfaces  to the sensor’s main port. Simple configuration of the VectorNav sensor to accept external IMUs or GPS receivers can be done using VectorNav’s Control Center GUI. This enables users to seamlessly increase operational performance  and capabilities of their inertial solution. Please contact VectorNav support (support@vectornav.com) for information regarding cable purchase.


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