Sparton Launches GAINS-10 GPS Assisted Inertial Navigation System

By Caroline Rees / 06 May 2014
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The GAINS-10 GPS Assisted Inertial Navigation System

Sparton Corporation has announced that Sparton Navigation and Exploration will introduce its GPS/ GNSS Assisted Inertial Navigation System, GAINS-10 at AUVSI 2014.

GAINS-10 provides accurate inertial navigation in the presence of mechanical shock, transient platform vibrations and extreme magnetic interference. It features high speed, synchronous sampling of all inertial systems combined with high rate coning and sculling compensation and is fully calibrated across temperature.

“The GAINS-10 delivers precise performance in complex environments,” said Jim Lackemacher, Group Vice President of Sparton’s Defense & Security Engineered Products. “Sparton’s GAINS-10 provides flexible integration options and platform customization.”

Features of GAINS-10:

  • Advanced EKF implementation coupled with Sparton’s proprietary AdaptNav™ sensor fusion algorithms
  • Multi-GNSS receiver module using multiple satellite constellations in parallel
  • 10 DOF High Performance Inertial Measurement Unit
  • Enhanced MEMS sensing technology (3-axis magnetic, 3-axis acceleration, 3-axis gyro and barometer)
  • High speed synchronous sampling of all inertial sensors
  • Customizable on-board high speed digital filtering
  • Sculling and coning compensation
  • High speed data logging capability to off-board µSD card
  • Ruggedized, shockproof design, with proprietary seals that allow barometric pressure sensing combined with IP67 performance
  • Low power consumption with power management functionality (Sleep Mode)
  • Interface to external GPS receiver
  • External data interface via Multi-GPIO connectivity
  • Powerful user programmable customizations via NorthTek™ Forth interpreter
Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact
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