Product Highlights

Field Proven

Released in 2009, tens of thousands of units fielded

Ease of Availability

Made in the USA, ITAR-free, & ships within 1 business day

User Configurable Messages

ASCII & VectorNav Binary messages

Hard/Soft Iron

Onboard Hard/Soft Iron compensation

High Data Outputs

400 Hz Navigation data; 800 Hz IMU data

Vector Processing Engine (VPE) 2.0

Real-time magnetic & acceleration disturbance rejection, adaptive signal filtering and dynamic filter tuning.

Ultra Low SWaP

< 10.7 cm3; < 15 grams; < 220 mW

OVERVIEW

Introduced in 2009, the VN-100 was the first Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) on the market to offer calibrated, high-performance, industrial grade MEMS sensors and quality sensor fusion algorithms in a single surface mount package. At the size of a postage stamp, the VN-100 SMD (surface mount device) is designed to be directly embedded into [your] electronics assembly. 

To facilitate development and testing, the VN-100 is available in a Rugged “plug and play” version of the VN-100 SMD. Enclosed in a clamshell precision anodized aluminum enclosure, the VN-100 Rugged offers additional protection of the internal inertial sensors and electronics.

Sensor Summary: 

  • Continuous attitude solution over the complete 360° range of operation

  • VectorNav Processing Engine (VPE) 2.0 for disturbance rejection, adaptive filtering, dynamic filter tuning

  • Inputs for external magnetometers or velocity measurements (Airspeed, GPS) 

  • Hard/Soft Iron Compensation 

  • On-board World Magnetic and Gravity Reference Models 

  • Solid-State MEMS inertial sensors

  • Available with standard (@ 25°C) or full temperature compensation (-40°C to 85 °C)

  • All sensors are individually calibrated for bias, scale factor, misalignment, and temperature over full operating range (-40°C to 85 °C)

  • Up to 1 kHz IMU Data

  • 400 Hz attitude data - Yaw/Pitch/Roll

  • Coning and sculling integrals (ΔV’s, Δθ’s)

  • Data output format: ASCII (VectorNav), NMEA-0183, Binary (VectorNav)

  • VectorNav Control Center freely available for easy setup, configuration and logging

  • ITAR-Free

Specifications

Range (Heading/Yaw, Roll)

± 180°

Range (Pitch)

± 90°

Heading (Magnetic)*1

2.0° RMS

Pitch/Roll (Static)

0.5° RMS

Pitch/Roll (Dynamic)*2

1.0° RMS

Heave Accuracy

5% or 5 cm

Delayed Heave Accuracy

2% or 2 cm

Angular Resolution

0.001°
*1With proper magnetic declination, suitable magnetic environment and valid hard/soft iron calibration.
*2Typical; Velocity Aiding required for applications with sustained linear accelerations.
Surface Mount Device

Input Voltage

3.2 to 5.5 V

Current Draw

45mA @ 3.3 V

Power

185 mW

Digital Interface

Serial TTL, SPI

Baud Rate

Up to 921600

Input

Sync-In

Output

Sync-Out
Rugged

Input Voltage

4.5 to 5.5 V

Current Draw

40mA @ 5 V

Power

200 mW

Digital Interface

Serial TTL, RS-232

Baud Rate

Up to 921600

Input

Sync-In

Output

Sync-Out

Operating Temperature

-40° to +85°C

In-Storage Temperature

-40° to +85°C

MTBF (Rugged)

> 240,000 hours

MTBF (SMD)

> 280,000 hours

Range

±2,000 °/s

In-Run Bias Stability

< 10 °/hr (5-7°/hr typ.)

Linearity

< 0.1 % FS

Noise Density

0.0035 °/s /√Hz

Bandwidth

256 Hz

Cross-Axis Sensitivity

< 0.05 °

Range

±2.5 Gauss

In-Run Bias Stability

-

Linearity

< 0.1 %

Noise Density

140 μGauss/√Hz

Bandwidth

200 Hz

Cross-Axis Sensitivity

±0.05
Surface Mount Device

Size

24 x 22 x 3 mm

Weight

3.5 g

Interface Connector

30-pin LGA
Rugged

Size

36 x 33 x 9.5 mm

Weight

16 g

Interface Connector

10-pin Harwin

Range

±16 g

In-Run Bias Stability

< 0.04 mg

Linearity

< 0.5 % FS

Noise Density

0.14 mg/√Hz

Bandwidth

260 Hz

Cross-Axis Sensitivity

±0.05 °

Range

10 to 1200 mbar

In-Run Bias Stability

-

Linearity

±1.5 mbar

Noise Density

-

Bandwidth

200 Hz

Cross-Axis Sensitivity

-

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