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Multi-band GNSS

Integrated L/1/L2/E1/E5b GNSS Receiver

High Data Outputs

400 Hz Navigation Data and 1 kHz IMU Data

Ultra Low SWaP

31 x 31 x 11 mm; 14 grams; < 1.5 W

Ease of Availability

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

RTK / PPK Capable

External RTCM 3 Inputs; Exportable RINEX

Rugged Device Design

IP-68, DO-160G, MIL-STD-1275E, MIL-STD-461G, MIL-STD-810G

External GNSS

Support for external RTK/PPK & SAASM GPS (ICD-GPS-153)

OVERVIEW

The VN-210 incorporates the latest advancements in aerospace-grade Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) inertial navigation algorithms specifically tailored to solve problems typically faced by users of this high end technology solution. The VN-210 utilizes the onboard EKF to optimally combine high bandwidth inertial sensor measurements with high-accuracy, low bandwidth GNSS measurements to provide high-accuracy, low latency position, velocity, and attitude measurements.

The VN-210 is available in two packaging options: a precision milled, anodized aluminum enclosure designed to meet DO-160G standards. With dual I/O connectors the VN-210 offers maximum flexibility for interfacing with external GNSS receivers and IMUs. Alternatively the VN-210 is available in a miniature, board-mount option delivering tactical-grade IMU performance i compact package bringing unprecedented capability to SWaP-C constrained applications.

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 GPS (ICD-GPS-153)

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

  • Hard/Soft Iron Compensation 

  • Coupled position, velocity and attitude estimates

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

  • 184 Channel L1/L2/E1/E5b GNSS Receiver

  • RTK Capable

    • Support for External RTCM 3 Inputs

  • Raw GNSS Data

    • Exportable RINEX Data for PPK

    • 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)

  • Tactical Rugged IP 68 rated enclosure designed to DO-160G 

  • Vibration: MIL-STD-810G, EMI: MIL-STD-461G, Electrical: MIL-STD-1275E

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

  • ITAR-Free

Specifications

VN-210E

Size

31 x 31 x 11 mm

Weight

14 g

Interface Connector

24-pin CLR

GNSS Connector

U.FL
VN-210

Size

56 x 56 x 31 mm

Weight

155 g

Interface Connector

Circular Push-Pull Fischer UltiMate (10-pin x 2; Size 7)

GNSS Connector

SMA

Range

±15 g

In-Run Bias Stability

< 10 μg

Linearity

< 150 ppm

Noise Density

0.04 mg/√Hz

Bandwidth

240 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 °

Range*1

±490 °/s

In-Run Bias Stability

< 1 °/hr (0.4-0.7°/hr typ.)

Linearity

100 ppm

Noise Density

5 °/hr /√Hz

Bandwidth

240 Hz

Cross-Axis Sensitivity

< 0.05 °
*1Contact VectorNav for Extended Range Gyro Option
VN-210E

Input Voltage

3.2 V to 3.5 V

Current Draw*1

 

420mA @ 3.3 V

Power*1

< 1.5 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-210

Input Voltage

12 to 34 V

Current Draw*1

 

110mA @ 24 V

Power*1

< 2.7 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

Range (Heading/Yaw, Roll)

± 180°

Range (Pitch)

± 90°

Heading (Magnetic)*1

2.0° RMS

Heading (INS)*2&*3

0.05°-0.1°, 1σ

Pitch/Roll (Static)

0.05° RMS

Pitch/Roll (INS)*3

0.015°, 1σ

Heading Mounting Misalignment (VN-210)*4

<0.05°, 1σ

Heading Mounting Misalignment (VN-210E)*4

0.15°, 1σ

Pitch/Roll Mounting Misalignment*4

<0.05°, 1σ

Angular Resolution

0.001°

Horizontal Position Accuracy

2.5 m RMS

Horizontal Position Accuracy (Typical)5*

1.0 m RMS

Vertical Position Accuracy

2.5 m RMS

Vertical Position Accuracy (Typical)*5

1.5 m RMS

RTK Position Accuracy*6

0.01m + 1ppm CEP

Free Inertial Position Drift*7

0.5 cm/s2

Velocity Accuracy

< 0.02 m/s
*1With proper magnetic declination, suitable magnetic environment and valid hard/soft iron calibration.
*2Dependant on a number of factors, contact VectorNav to discuss expected performance in your application
*3With sufficient motion for dynamic alignment.
*4Constant on a per part basis. Can be calibrated out during system integration using boresighting or other alignment processes.
*5With SBAS, clear view of GNSS satellites, good multipath environment, compatible GNSS antenna, and as measured over a 24 hour period.
*6Measured using 1km baseline and patch antennas with good ground planes. Does not account for possible antenna phase center offset errors. ppm limited to baselines up to 20km.
*7Typical rate of growth in error of position estimates after loss of GNSS signal, provided INS full alignment prior to loss.

Operating Temperature

-40° to +85°C

Storage Temperature

-40° to +85°C

MTBF (Rugged)

> 25,000 hours

MTBF (SMD)

> 45,000 hours

Receiver Type

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

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