VN-310

Introduction

The VN-310 is a tactical-grade, high-performance Dual Antenna GNSS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (Dual GNSS/INS). Incorporating the latest inertial sensor and GNSS technology, the VN-310 combines 3-axis accelerometers, 3-axis gyros, 3-axis magnetometers and two Multi-band L1/L2/E5b GNSS receivers into a compact embedded module or ruggedized packaging option to deliver a high-accuracy position, velocity and attitude solution under both static and dynamic conditions.

0.15° - 0.3°

GNSS-Compass Heading (1m)

0.05˚- 0.1˚

Dynamic Heading

0.015°

Dynamic Pitch/Roll

< 1°/hr

Gyroscope In-Run Bias

< 10 µg

Accelerometer In-Run Bias

±15 g

Accelerometer Range

±490˚/sec

Gyroscope Range

800 Hz

IMU Data

400 Hz

Navigation Data

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Multi-band GNSS

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

Integrated GNSS Compass

For highly accurate heading in static and low dynamic conditions

Ease of Availability

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

Ultra Low SWaP

31 x 31 x 11 mm; 15 grams; < 1.6 W

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

High Rate Data

400 Hz Navigation Data and 1 kHz IMU Data

Data Output Options

ASCII (VectorNav), NMEA-0183, Binary (VectorNav), ARINC 429

Don't wait months to get product in hand!

VectorNav prides itself in offering the shortest lead times and best pricing in the industry. The VN-310 has a standard lead time of just 3-4 weeks. Contact us now for pricing and availability on the VN-310 or VN-310E.

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Overview

The VN-310 was 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-310 provides the ability to accurately estimate true heading (azimuth with respect to True North) in both static as well as dynamic conditions without any reliance on magnetic sensors. This is accomplished by utilizing GPS interferometry techniques, which measure the heading of the vehicle or platform without any assumptions regarding the vehicle dynamics (RTK moving baseline technique). This is a crucial feature for applications that require an accurate heading at startup, or in situations where insufficient motion is present to perform dynamic alignment.

The VN-310 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-310 offers maximum flexibility for interfacing with external GNSS receivers and IMUs. Alternatively the VN-310 is available in a miniature, board-mount option delivering tactical-grade IMU performance in an ultra compact package bringing unprecedented capability to SWaP-C constrained applications.

Packaging Options

VN-X10E Front_Small

Embedded
Size: 31 x 31 x 12 mm
Power: <1.6 W
Weight: <15 g

VN-310 Front_Small

Rugged
Size: 56 x 56 x 31 mm
Power: <3.3 W
Weight: 160 g

Sensor Summary:

  • GNSS Compass for static and low dynamic heading accuracy

  • 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/E5b GNSS Receivers

    • RTK Capable: Support for External RTCM v3 Inputs

  • Raw GNSS Data

    • Exportable RINEX Data for PPK

    • Raw Psuedorange, Doppler and Carrier Phase outputs

  • 800 Hz 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), ARINC 429

  • 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

ATTITUDE

Range (Heading/Yaw, Roll)

± 180

Range (Pitch)

± 90°

Heading (Magnetic)*1

2.0° RMS

Heading (INS)*2&*3

0.05°-0.1°, 1σ

Heading (GNSS-Compasss, 1m Baseline)

0.3° RMS

Heading (Typical)*4

0.15° RMS

Pitch/Roll (Static)

0.05° RMS

Pitch/Roll (INS)*3

0.015°, 1σ

Heading Mounting Misalignment (VN-310)*5

<0.05°, 1σ

Heading Mounting Misalignment (VN-310E)*5

0.15°, 1σ

Pitch/Roll Mounting Misalignment*5

<0.05°, 1σ

Angular Resolution

0.001°
POSITION/VELOCITY

Horizontal Position Accuracy

2.5 m RMS

Horizontal Position Accuracy (Typical)6*

1.0 m RMS

Vertical Position Accuracy

2.5 m RMS

Vertical Position Accuracy (Typical)*6

1.5 m RMS

RTK Position Accuracy (RTK)*7

0.01m + 1ppm CEP

Free Inertial Position Drift*8

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
*4With SBAS, clear view of GNSS satellites, good multipath environment, compatible GNSS antenna, and as measured over a 24 hour period.
*5Constant on a per part basis. Can be calibrated out during system integration using boresighting or other alignment processes.
*6With SBAS, clear view of GNSS satellites, good multipath environment, compatible GNSS antenna, and as measured over a 24 hour period.
*7Measured 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.
*8Typical rate of growth in error of position estimates after loss of GNSS signal, provided INS full alignment prior to loss.

Range

±15 g

In-Run Bias Stability

< 10 μg

Noise Density

0.04 mg/√Hz

Bandwidth

240 Hz

Cross-Axis Sensitivity

±0.05 °

Range*1

±490 °/s

In-Run Bias Stability

< 1 °/hr (0.4-0.7°/hr typ.)

Noise Density

5 °/hr /√Hz

Bandwidth

240 Hz

Cross-Axis Sensitivity

< 0.05 °
*1Contact VectorNav for Extended Range Gyro Option

Range

±2.5 Gauss

In-Run Bias Stability

-

Noise Density

140 μGauss/√Hz

Bandwidth

200 Hz

Cross-Axis Sensitivity

±0.05 °

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-310E

Size

31 x 31 x 12 mm

Weight

15 g

Interface Connector

24-pin CLR

GNSS Connector

U.FL
VN-310

Size

56 x 56 x 31 mm

Weight

160 g

Interface Connector

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

GNSS Connector

SMA
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) 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-310: 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

DOCUMENTATION AND RESOURCES

TECHNICAL

VN-310 User Manual

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VN-310E User Manual

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VN-310 and VN-310E Datasheet

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VN-310 Mechanical Drawing

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VN-310 STEP File

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VN-310E Mechanical Drawing

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VN-310E STEP File

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SALES

VectorNav Product Brochure

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VectorNav Tactical Embedded Brochure

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VN-310 Purchasing Guide

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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

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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

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EAGLE PCB FILES

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

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Development Kits

VN-310E Development Kit

Everything you need to get started with the VN-310E. The kit includes a development board, VN-310E, two GNSS antenna, ground planes and interface cables. Please contact us for pricing and availability.

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