VN-100

Introduction

The VN-100 is a miniature, high-performance Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS). Combining 3-axis accelerometers, gyros, and magnetometers, a barometric pressure sensor and a 32-bit processor, the VN-100 provides high-rate, calibrated IMU data and a real-time 3D attitude solution that is continuous over the complete 360 degrees of motion.

5-7°/hr

Gyro In-Run Bias (typ.)

±16 g

Accelerometer Range

220 mW

Power

±2,000˚/sec

Gyroscope Range

400 Hz

Extended Kalman Filter Update Rate

800 Hz

IMU Data

2.0°

Heading

0.5°

Pitch/Roll

< 0.04 mg

Accel In-Run Bias

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.

Packaging Options

VN-100 Rugged Front_Small

Rugged
Size: 36 x 33 x 9 mm
Power: 40 mA @ 5 V
Mass: 15 g

VN-100 SMD Front_Small

SMD
Size: 24 x 22 x 3 mm
Power: 45 mA @ 3.3 V
Mass: 3.5 g

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.

Range

±16 g

In-Run Bias Stability

< 0.04 mg

Non-Linearity

< 0.5 % FS

Noise Density

0.14 mg/√Hz

Bandwidth

260 Hz

Cross-Axis Sensitivity

±0.05 °

Range

±2,000 °/s

In-Run Bias Stability

< 10 °/hr (5-7°/hr typ.

Non-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

-

Non-Linearity

< 0.1 %

Noise Density

140 μGauss/√Hz

Bandwidth

200 Hz

Cross-Axis Sensitivity

±0.05

Range

10 to 1200 mbar

In-Run Bias Stability

-

Non-Linearity

±1.5 mbar

Noise Density

-

Bandwidth

200 Hz

Cross-Axis Sensitivity

-
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
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

DOCUMENTATION AND RESOURCES

Technical

VN-100 User Manual

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VN-100 Datasheet

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VN-100 SMD EAGLE PCB Package

DOWNLOAD

VN-100 Rugged STEP file

DOWNLOAD

VN-100 Rugged Mechanical Drawing

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Sales

VectorNav Product Brochure

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VN-100 Purchasing Guide

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VN-100: Neya Systems Case Study

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SOFTWARE

CONTROL CENTER

The new VectorNav Control Center provides you with a wide assortment of tools to visualize and inspect the wealth of data made available by your VectorNav sensor

DOWNLOAD

PROGRAMMING LIBRARY

The VectorNav programming library consolidates all of the varied programming libraries into a single downloadable package. Currently included programming libraries are:

C, C++, Labview, Matlab, .Net, Python, Unity

DOWNLOAD

EAGLE PCB FILES

The EAGLE Library contains footprints and parts for your schematics and layouts for CadSoft's EAGLE PCB software

DOWNLOAD

Development Kits

VN-100 SMD DEVELOPMENT KIT

Everything you need to get started with the VN-100 SMD. The kit includes a development board, VN-100 SMD and interface cables. To purchase the VN-100 SMD Development Kit please click on the link below.

Industrial_SMD_Dev_Kit

VN-100 RUGGED DEVELOPMENT KIT

Everything you need to get started with the VN-100 Rugged. The kit includes a VN-100 Rugged and interface cables. To purchase the VN-100 Rugged Development Kit please click on the link below.

vn-100-rugged-devkit

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