New Precision Orientation Module Released for Drones and Robotics

Published: 05 Jul 2019

PNI Sensor TRAX2 AHRS and Digital Compass ModulePNI Sensor, a specialist in precision location, motion tracking, and fusion of sensor systems into real-world applications, has announced the availability of the company’s new TRAX2 orientation module. TRAX2 provides two different modes, attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) or digital compass. This dual-mode capability supports a wide range of applications including UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and drones, robotics and ocean buoys, among others.

TRAX2 incorporates PNI’s military-grade magnetic sensors with proven sensor fusion and digital compass algorithms to provide highly accurate heading and orientation even in demanding conditions, dynamic motion and changes in the local magnetic field.

TRAX2 features include:

  • AHRS mode incorporating PNI’s 15 state Kalman filter with user-adjustable knobs to optimize the algorithms for specific applications and conditions
  • Gyro-stabilized compass for improved dynamic accuracy
  • Low latency and no overshoot for quick target acquisition
  • Multiple calibration methods to ensure accuracy in a wide range of industrial, scientific, marine and military applications, including UAVs, Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)

“PNI has more than two decades’ experience in military-grade navigation. Our high-performance sensor modules are used for compass, heading and navigation in mission-critical applications ranging from bomb disposal robots to unmanned underwater vehicles for submarine detection,” said Robin Stoecker, Director of Marketing at PNI Sensor. “The innovative design of TRAX2 and its dual-mode capability gives designers the ability to fine-tune their devices for specific applications and ensure accurate direction and orientation.”

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