IMU, VRU, AHRS and GNSS/INS for UAS, Autonomous Vehicles & Robotics

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IMU, VRU, AHRS and GNSS:INS for UASXsens is a leading innovator in inertial sensing technology. Using state-of-the-art sensor fusion technologies, our IMU, VRU, AHRS and GPS/INS products provide highly accurate and reliable results for fixed-wing and rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAS), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs, UUVs) as well as other robotic vehicles.

Our sensors are the ideal choice for a wide variety of professional unmanned systems applications, such as control and stabilization, autonomous driving and autopilots, and data acquisition.

Please take a look at the following video for an overview of our wide range of customers and applications of our products.

MTi 600-series MEMS-Based Orientation Sensors

Industrial-grade IMU, VRU, AHRS and GNSS/INS for Drones & Robotics

MTi 600-series industrial grade MEMS-based sensorsThe MTi 600-series features industrial-grade inertial measurement in a full range of integration levels (IMU, VRU, AHRS, and GNSS/INS), with native CAN support and external GNSS receiver support.

With a small form factor and state-of-the-art Extended Kalman filtering, the MTi 600-series is ideal for measurement applications involving all sizes of robotics and unmanned systems in any domain – subsea, surface, land and air.

The MTi 600-series is fully supported by the free 2019 MT Software Suite, and sensors can be provided with a Development Kit allowing users to easily configure and integrate the units within their own applications.

The MT-610, 620, 630 and 670 are available as highly compact modules, while the MTi-680G features a rugged IP68-rated enclosure with internal RTK GNSS receiver.

 ModelMTi-610 IMUMTi-620 VRUMTi-630 AHRSMTi-670 GNSS/INSMTi-680G GNSS/INS
Gyro bias stability8º/h8º/h8º/h8º/h8º/h
Roll/Pitch0.2º0.2º0.2º0.2º
Yawunref1.5º
Position/Velocity
GNSSExternal receiverInternal RTK receiver

MTi 1-series Inertial Tracking Module

PCB-Mounted 3D AHRS, VRU and IMU for UAV Control & Stabilization

Xsens MTi-1 PCB-Mounted AHRS VRU and IMUThe MTi 1-series module features a 3D Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS), a Vertical Reference Unit (VRU) and an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) mounted on a self-contained PCB.

The MTi 1-series is an ideal solution for control and stabilization of UAS and other unmanned vehicles. The module incorporates the proven XKF3 sensor fusion algorithm for high accuracy and sensor auto-calibration, and the optimized AttitudeEngine strapdown algorithm, which performs high-speed dead-reckoning calculations at 1 kHz allowing accurate capture of high frequency motions.

The MTi 1-series incorporates the latest inertial MEMS technology while maintaining a uniform software and hardware interface. This reduces the cost of development in the event that a component is no longer available.

  • Roll/pitch accuracy: 0.8 degrees dynamic, 0.5 degrees static
  • Yaw accuracy: 2.0 degrees static/dynamic
  • Gyroscope bias stability: 10 deg/hr
  • Accelerometer bias stability: 0.1 mg
  • PCB size: 12.1 x 12.1 mm
  • Weight: <1 g

MTi-1 UAV AHRS, VRU, IMU

 ModelMTi-1 IMUMTi-2 VRUMTi-3 AHRS
Inertial data
Magnetic field
Free acceleration
Roll/pitch
Heading tracking
Referenced Yaw

MTi-7 Miniature GNSS/INS Module

Miniature, Lightweight SMD GNSS/INS Module for UAVs & Robotics

MTi-7 Miniature INS for UAVsThe MTi-7 GNSS/INS module is a motion tracking module with miniature SMD form factor and low power consumption. It features multiple GNSS receiver support and is our smallest GNSS/INS module incorporating advanced fully configurable sensor fusion algorithms. It is an ideal solution for low level integration in UAVs and other unmanned vehicles as well as Internet of (Moving) Things applications.

  • Dimensions: 12.1×12.1mm
  • Power consumption: <100 mW
  • Roll/pitch (dynamic) accuracy: 0.5°
  • Yaw (dynamic) accuracy: 2.0°
  • Horizontal position accuracy: 1.0 m
  • Vertical position accuracy: 2.0 m
  • Velocity accuracy: 0.05 m/s

MTi-7 Miniature INS for UAV

More Information: MTi-7 GNSS/INS Module

MTi 10-series MEMS-Based Orientation Sensor

MEMS based AHRS, VRU and IMUs for UAV Control & Navigation

MTi-10 UAV Inertial Measurement UnitThe MTi 10-series is a family of highly reliable MEMS-based orientation sensors with a choice of three different integration levels (IMU, VRU or AHRS). Incorporating the proven XKF3 sensor fusion algorithm, these sensors provide low latency orientation data for successful control and stabilization, measurement correction, and navigation of autonomous vehicles.

The MTi 10-series sensors are available as an OEM board with 24-pin connector or as an IP67 encased anodised aluminium module with 9-pin connector.

ModelMTi-10 IMUMTi-20 VRUMTi-30 AHRS
Gyro bias stability18°/h18°/h18°/h
Roll/pitch accuracy (static | dynamic)0.2° | 0.5°0.2° | 0.5°
Yaw accuracyUnref1.0 deg

MTi 100-series MEMS-Based Inertial Sensors

High Performance IMU, VRU & AHRS Sensors for UAVs

MTi-100 High Performance MEMS IMU