Inertial Navigation Systems, INS/GPS, AHRS, and IMU Sensors for Unmanned Systems

SBG Systems Launches Ellipse Series Miniature Inertial Sensors

By Caroline Rees / 03 Sep 2014

Ellipse Series Miniature Inertial Sensors

SBG Systems has released the Ellipse Series, a brand new range of miniature inertial systems replacing the IG-500 Series. For the same budget as the IG-500 Series, customers now benefit from higher accuracy, advanced filtering and features inspired from high-end inertial navigation systems.

This new series of miniature inertial systems benefits from a new design, new sensors, new capabilities, and new algorithms. “We have selected state-of-the-art MEMS sensors, especially very low noise gyroscopes that greatly enhance Ellipse performance.” said Alexis Guinamard, CTO of SBG Systems. “We integrated cutting-edge GNSS receiver while keeping a small size”.

With the Ellipse Series, SBG Systems sets a new standard for miniature inertial systems. “Being the only one on the market to design both high-end and entry-level sensors, we are able to upgrade miniature sensors capabilities by injecting some advanced and proven filtering and features inspired from high end inertial navigation systems” added Guinamard. In addition to higher accuracy, SBG has added improved FIR (Finite Impulse Response) and rejection filtering, robust IP68-sealed enclosures, high output rate, RTK corrections and automatic alignment, for the same budget.

Weighing from 45 grams, Ellipse sensors are incredibly flexible. The Ellipse-A model provides 3D orientation and heave. For navigation, users are able to connect their own GPS with the Ellipse-E, or use the internal GPS integrated into the Ellipse-N model. The Ellipse-D completes the miniature sensor family, and integrates a Survey-grade L1/L2 GNSS receiver with two antennas for unmatched heading and position accuracy.

For the same budget and size, unmanned vehicle manufacturers and integrators are now able to achieve an orientation accuracy multiplied by five. As a result unmanned system navigation reliability can be improved, and sophisticated payloads such as high end or scientific cameras, radar, antennas, or LiDAR can be more accurately stabilized and orientated. Ellipse’s features perfectly match UAV requirements, including low noise gyroscopes and DGPS corrections for more accurate position data. UGV trajectory accuracy is enhanced thanks to the fusion of inertial, GNSS and odometer information. USVs benefit from additional heave performance, automatically adjusted to the wave frequency.

ITAR-Free Ellipse A, N, E models are available for order now. The Ellipse-D model will be available in Q1 2015. Ordering information is available from SBG Systems representatives and authorized SBG Systems dealers. More information about the new Ellipse Series is available here.

To learn more, contact SBG Systems: Visit Website Send Message View Supplier Profile
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