MicroStrain by HBK

Inertial Sensors, MEMS IMU, AHRS Systems, Vertical Reference Units & GNSS-INS for Unmanned Systems

United States of America
MicroStrain by HBK
Inertial Sensors, MEMS IMU, AHRS Systems, Vertical Reference Units & GNSS-INS for Unmanned Systems
459 Hurricane Lane, Suite 102, Williston, VT 05495, USA United States of America Regional offices
+1 802-862-6629

MicroStrain’s line of inertial sensors offers unmatched performance for a wide variety of unmanned systems (drones, UAV, UGV) and robotic applications in both the defense and commercial sectors. In addition to our off-the-shelf sensors, we can also help you develop custom OEM sensing solutions to meet your every need, offering expert guidance on every stage from concept through to production.

MicroStrain Inertial Sensors

GNSS-aided INS, Vertical Reference Units, MEMS IMUs & AHRS Systems

Our advanced inertial sensors measure a variety of parameters, including: orientation (pitch, roll, yaw or azimuth), linear acceleration and angular rate, on either a single or dual axis inclination. The minimal weight and size allows for efficient integration into existing unmanned platforms without compromising the performance of the system. Advanced data gathering and estimation filtering algorithms provide the system with precise control and stabilization.

GNSS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (INS)

Miniature, MEMS-based, tactical- and industrial-grade GNSS-INS

Our solid-state GNSS-aided INS solutions provide high-accuracy estimation of position and orientation for UAVs, UGVs and mobile robots. Using sophisticated Extended Kalman Filtering (EKF), they provide computed pitch, roll, yaw, heading, position, velocity, and GNSS outputs under highly dynamic conditions.

Solutions are available for both tactical-grade applications, such as platform stabilization in high-vibration and shock environments, and industrial-grade applications such as ground robot navigation. Sensors can be provided in ruggedized packaging or as OEM versions with direct surface mount or chassis mount with ribbon cable options.

Features:

  • GNSS / GPS
  • Magnetometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer

Output:

  • Attitude
  • Heading
  • Pitch & Roll
  • Angular Rate
  • Acceleration
  • Inclination
  • GNSS / GPS
  • Position
  • Velocity

Tactical Grade

3DM-GQ7 Tactical Grade GNSS/INS3DM-GQ7 3DM-CV7 AHRS3DM-CV7-INS
Tactical Grade GNSS/INS Tactical Grade INS
General Package OEM Package

High Performance Grade

High Performance GNSS/INS
3DM-CX5-GNSS/INS
Industrial Grade GNSS/INS
3DM-GX5-GNSS/INS
High Performance GNSS/INS Industrial Grade GNSS/INS
OEM Package General Package

Attitude and Heading Reference Systems

Lightweight, industrial-grade AHRS Systems for drones & robotics

Our Attitude & Heading Reference Systems, incorporating high-performance and high-stability MEMS accelerometers and gyros, deliver accurate IMU outputs (acceleration, angular rate, magnetic field, ambient pressure, delta theta, delta velocity) as well as a wide variety of computed outputs. A multi-constellation (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo) GNSS-aided version is available for enhanced accuracy in static and dynamic conditions.

Each sensor has been fully calibrated and temperature-compensated. OEM versions are available, with a fully backwards-compatible communications protocol, common to many of our product families, for easy systems integration and development of custom interfaces.

Features:

  • GNSS / GPS (GX5-35 Only)
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer

Output:

  • GNSS / GPS (GX5-35 Only)
  • Attitude & Heading
  • Pitch & Roll
  • Inclination
  • Angular Rate
  • Acceleration

High Performance Grade

High Performance Industrial Grade AHRS3DM-GX5-AHRS High Performance Industrial Grade AHRS3DM-CX5-AHRS
High Performance
Industrial Grade AHRS
High Performance
Industrial Grade AHRS
General Package OEM Package

Industrial Grade

Industrial Grade AHRS3DM-CV5-AHRS
Industrial Grade AHRS
OEM Package

Vertical Reference Units (VRU)

High-performance, MEMS-based, industrial-grade VRU/IMU

Incorporating state-of-the-art MEMS three-axis gyros, inclinometers and accelerometers, our vertical reference units measure tilt with reference to gravity as well as orientation and inclination. A variety of performance grades are available to suit unique applications such as unmanned vehicles for precision agriculture, construction and mining.

Our VRU solutions provide auto steer and terrain compensation, stability and levelling, platform control, alignment and stabilization, and precision navigation all in one. Sensors are available in rugged packaging for harsh environments or as smaller, lighter OEM boards for easy incorporation into custom designs.

Features:

  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Inclinometer

Output:

  • Acceleration
  • Pitch, Tilt & Roll
  • Inclination
  • Angular Rate

High Performance Grade

High Performance Industrial Grade VRU3DM-GX5-AR High Performance Industrial Grade VRU3DM-CX5-AR
High Performance
Industrial Grade VRU
High Performance
Industrial Grade VRU
General Package OEM Package

Industrial Grade

MV5 Industrial Grade VRUMV5-AR Industrial Grade VRU3DM-CV5-AR
Industrial Grade VRU Industrial Grade VRU
Ruggedized Package OEM Package

Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs)

Miniature, industrial-grade MEMS IMUs for unmanned systems

Our fully temperature-compensated and calibrated MEMS inertial measurement units provide high-accuracy acceleration and angular rate data for drones, UGVs and other robotic platforms. Available in a range of performance levels, these high-performance industrial-grade sensors feature dynamic roll/pitch accuracy, low sensitivity to vibration and temperature, and low latency.

OEM versions of our IMUs are available, providing even more compact and lightweight solutions for easy system integration into custom packaging and board designs.

Features:

  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Inclinometer

Output:

  • Acceleration
  • Angular Rate
  • Inclination

High Performance Grade

High Performance Industrial Grade IMU3DM-GX5-IMU High Performance Industrial Grade IMU3DM-CX5-IMU
High Performance
Industrial Grade IMU
High Performance
Industrial Grade IMU
General Package OEM Package

Industrial Grade

Industrial Grade IMU3DM-CV5-IMU
Industrial Grade IMU
OEM Package

MicroStrain Inertial Sensing Applications

Autonomous & Unmanned Vehicle Navigation and Tracking

Autonomous & Unmanned Vehicle Navigation and Trackings

Our cost-effective IMU, AHRS and GNSS/INS sensors are a trusted product in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), and Drone navigation and tracking. Our miniature, lightweight sensors can be deployed in a variety of defense and commercial autonomous platforms to improve the accuracy and reliability of navigation and tracking.

With industry-leading size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP), MicroStrain inertial sensors offer an optimal solution for unmanned land, sea and air vehicles to achieve excellent inertial sensing, vehicle tracking, and antenna pointing performance. All of our sensor systems are factory-calibrated over their full operating temperature range to ensure highly reliable performance between devices.

Read More: Autonomous & Unmanned Vehicle Navigation and Tracking

Sensing for Robotics and Automation

Sensing for Robotics and AutomationOur groundbreaking micro-sensor solutions offer an unmatched combination of lightweight, low-profile performance ideal in robotics and automation, where weight and space constraints are critical to achieve optimal performance.

As robotics and automatic processes become increasingly critical in our everyday lives – whether on the manufacturing floor, in our homes, or in robotic delivery platforms – the need for cost effective, highly accurate, and highly reliable performance becomes paramount.

Our feature-rich sensor designs deliver the reliability and accuracy needed to incorporate sophisticated capabilities into autonomous devices and robotic instruments, and offer easy integration with ROS (robot operating system support).

Read More: Sensing for Robotics and Automation

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