LORD Sensing MicroStrain has announced that it has expanded its GX5 sensor portfolio with the 3DM-CX5 inertial sensor, which fills a gap in the GX5 and the board mountable OEM CV5 package family. The new sensor is designed for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), ground robots, platform stabilization and antenna pointing. The compact inertial sensor utilizes LORD Corporation’s proven fifth generation high-performance industrial grade solid-state MEMS accelerometer and gyro inertial sensor technology.
According to Chris Arnold, LORD Sensing Product Manager, customers are increasingly looking for better attitude, heading and positioning accuracy under dynamic conditions for lower cost.
“This new model gives customers the flexibility to easily move between models based on price and performance requirements, selecting the features they need, while not paying for the ones they don’t,” said Arnold. “Customers benefit from the proven GX5 performance at an OEM price.”
With compact chassis or board mount option for embedded application, the CV5 and CX5 are interchangeable with the same mounting footprint and communication protocol. Each sensor is fully calibrated and temperature compensated. Models offer:
- Compact size and full 360-degree measurement range about all axes
- Full accuracy over the entire operational temperature range of -40°C to 85°C
- Auto-Adaptive Extended Kalman Filter for optimal dynamic accuracy and on-vehicle performance