Xsens Enhances MTi MEMS Sensors with Active Heading Stabilization

By Caroline Rees / 07 Apr 2015
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In its latest update of their Motion Tracker product portfolio, Xsens has added Active Heading Stabilization (AHS) to its core sensor fusion algorithms on the MTi 10-series and MTi 100-series IMU/VRU/AHRSs. The AHS algorithm delivers fundamentally improved heading tracking accuracy. The improved robustness in heading tracking is particularly evident in Xsens’ popular line of Vertical Reference Units (MTi-20 and MTi-200).

These products now provide actively stabilized heading tracking, delivering 20x less drift than pure gyroscope dead reckoning for most application scenarios. This means heading tracking drift as low as 1 deg after one hour for many applications, while remaining fully immune to magnetic distortions. This unique characteristic makes the MTi line of products a highly accurate, but cost-effective solution for robotic/indoor navigation, camera stabilization, satellite communication (SoTM), directional drilling, borehole/pipeline inspection and pedestrian navigation applications.

Marcel van Hak, Product Manager Industrial Applications invites interested parties to contact Xsens: “Customers are already choosing our MTis because of their accurate heading tracking capabilities, but this algorithm will bring the accuracy to a whole new level, enabling more applications and creating new markets. The 12cm2 MTi comes with an easy-to-use library, so that integrating the solution is straight-forward.”

AHS is available immediately as a free firmware upgrade to all MTi customers as part of the just released MT Software Suite 4.3.

Active Heading Stabilization demonstration:

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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