Parker LORD‘s Noise, Vibration and Harshness Division has expanded its MicroStrain sensing portfolio with the launch of the 3DMCV7-AHRS and 3DMCV7-AR inertial sensors. The new sensors offer tactical-grade inertial performance in the company’s smallest and lightest OEM package yet, and are specifically designed for high-volume OEM robotics applications.
Feedback from customers showed that robotics applications demand inertial solutions with robust timing features. In response, Parker designed the 3DMCV7 sensors with a new timing engine at their core. Precision data timestamping, low latency output, extensive time synchronization capabilities and a 1 KHz output data rate enable the 3DMCV7 sensors to provide customers with unmatched performance and reliability.
The 3DMCV7 sensors come with factory supported ROS1 and ROS2 drivers, as well as a multi-language (C++, Python, MATLAB, LabVIEW) software communications library that simplifies software development, allowing engineers to spend less time on sensor integration and more time on their core mission challenges.
Parker’s 3DMCV7 sensors are available in IMU/AHRS (Inertial Measurement Unit/Attitude and Heading Reference System) or IMU/AR (Inertial Measurement Unit/Attitude Reference) options.
Justin Bessette, engineering manager at Parker, commented: “Our team has worked tirelessly to design and develop the best possible OEM inertial sensors for a wide variety of demanding applications. We are excited to introduce tactical grade performance at a previously unattainable price point.”