Product Highlights

Field Proven

Released in 2012, tens of thousands of units fielded

Ease of Availability

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

Ultra Low SWaP

< 11.3 cm3; < 16 grams; < 500 mW

User Configurable Messages

ASCII, NMEA-0183 & VectorNav Binary messages

Embedded 72-Channel GNSS receiver

The most compact, high-performance Industrial grade INS in the market

High Data Outputs

400 Hz Navigation data; 800 Hz IMU data

INS Filter

Coupled position, velocity and attitude data for optimal dynamic performance.

OVERVIEW

The VN-300 is designed for applications that require highly accurate inertial navigation solution under both static and dynamic operating conditions, especially in environments with unreliable magnetic heading and good GNSS visibility. The VN-300 is the first and only Dual GNSS Antenna Inertial Navigation System in a single surface mount package. At the size of a postage stamp, the VN-300 SMD requires only a single 3.2-5.5V power supply, and can be directly embedded into a user’s electronics for unprecedented SWAP advantages. 

The VN-300 Rugged is the “plug and play” version of the VN-300 SMD. Enclosed in a clamshell precision anodized aluminum enclosure, the VN-300 Rugged offers additional protection of the internal MEMs sensors, GNSS receivers and electronics. Interfacing with the module is made through a locking 10-pin connector, as well as two MMCX connectors for external active GPS antennas.

Sensor Summary : 

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

  • True INS Filter, no mounting restrictions, modes of operation or constraints required

  • Compatible with external GNSS receivers: 

    • Multifrequency RTK capable

    • SAASM

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

  • Hard/Soft Iron Compensation 

  • Coupled position, velocity and attitude estimates

  • 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)

  • 1 x 72 Channel GNSS Receiver:

    • GPS L1 C/A

    • Galileo E1

    • SBAS: L1 C/A

  • Raw Psuedorange, Doppler and carrier phase outputs

  • Up to 1 kHz IMU Data

  • 400 Hz navigation and attitude data

    • Yaw/Pitch/Roll

    • Position and Velocity

  • 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

VN-310E

Input Voltage

3.2 to 3.5 V

Current Draw*1

 

480mA @ 3.3 V

Power*1

< < 1.6 W

Digital Interface*2

(2) Serial TTL

Baud Rate

Up to 921,600

GNSS PPS

30ns RMS, 60 ns 99%

Input

Sync-In

Output

Sync-Out
VN-310

Input Voltage

12 to 34 V

Current Draw*1

 

135mA @ 24 V

Power*1

< 3.3 W

Digital Interface*2

RS-422

Baud Rate

Up to 921,600

GNSS PPS

30ns RMS, 60 ns 99%

Input

Sync-In

Output

Sync-Out
*1Not including active antenna power consumption.
*2VN-210: Optional RS-232 on Primary Port.

Operating Temperature

-40° to +85°C

Storage Temperature

-40° to +85°C

MTBF (Rugged)

> 25,000 hours

MTBF (SMD)

> 45,000 hours

Range (Heading/Yaw, Roll)

± 180°

Range (Pitch)

± 90°

Heading (Magnetic)*1

2.0° RMS

Heading (INS)*2

0.2°, 1σ

Pitch/Roll (Static)

0.5° RMS

Pitch/Roll (INS)*2

0.03°, 1σ

Heading Mounting Misalignment (Rugged)*3

0.15°, 1σ

Pitch/Roll Mounting Misalignment*3

<0.1°, 1σ

Angular Resolution

0.001°

Horizontal Position Accuracy

2.5 m RMS

Horizontal Position Accuracy (Typical)4*

1.0 m RMS

Vertical Position Accuracy

2.5 m RMS

Vertical Position Accuracy (Typical)*4

1.5 m RMS

Free Inertial Position Drift*5

3.0 cm/s2

Velocity Accuracy

< 0.05 m/s

Heave Accuracy

5% or 5 cm

Delayed Heave Accuracy

2% or 2 cm
*1With proper magnetic declination, suitable magnetic environment and valid hard/soft iron calibration.
*2With sufficient motion for dynamic alignment.
*3Constant on a per part basis. Can be calibrated out during system integration using boresighting or other alignment processes.
*4With SBAS, clear view of GNSS satellites, good multipath environment, compatible GNSS antenna, and as measured over a 24 hour period.
*5Typical rate of growth in error of position estimates after loss of GNSS signal, provided INS full alignment prior to loss.

Range

10 to 1200 mbar

In-Run Bias Stability

-

Linearity

±1.5 mbar

Noise Density

-

Bandwidth

200 Hz

Cross-Axis Sensitivity

-
Surface Mount Device

Input Voltage

3.2 V to 5.5 V

Current Draw

 

185mA @ 3.3 V

Power*1

< 1.25 W

Digital Interface

Serial TTL,SPI

Baud Rate

Up to 921,600

GNSS PPS

30ns RMS, 60 ns 99%

Input

Sync-In

Output

Sync-Out
Rugged

Input Voltage

3.3 to 14 V

Current Draw

 

250mA @ 5 V

Power*1

1.25 W

Digital Interface

 

Serial TTL, RS-232

Baud Rate

Up to 921,600

GNSS PPS

30ns RMS, 60 ns 99%

Input

Sync-In

Output

Sync-Out
*1Not including active antenna power consumption.

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.

Receiver Type

(2) 184-Channel, L1/L2/E5b GNSS

Time-to-First-Fix (Cold)

24 s

Time-to-First-Fix (Hot)

2 s

Altitude Limit

50,000 m

Velocity Limit

500 m/s
VN-110E

Input Voltage

3.2 to 3.5 V

Current Draw

280mA @ 3.3 V

Power

< 1 W

Digital Interface*1

(2) Serial TTL

Baud Rate

Up to 921600

Input

Sync-In

Output

Sync-Out
VN-110

Input Voltage

12 to 34 V

Current Draw

80mA @ 24 V

Power

< 2 W

Digital Interface*1

RS-422

Baud Rate

Up to 921600

Input

Sync-In

Output

Sync-Out
*1VN-210: Optional RS-232 on Primary Port

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