VectorNav Technologies Introduces New VN-200 GPS/INS Features at Sensor Expo 2013

May 30, 2013, 11:30 ET from VectorNav Technologies

DALLAS, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VectorNav Technologies will be exhibiting at the Sensor Expo 2013 Conference at Booth # 317, June 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois and will be introducing an improved firmware version for its VN-200 GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS).

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Nominated for the Innovation Award at this year's Sensor Expo, VectorNav's VN-200 is the world's first GPS/INS available in a surface mount package. The VN-200 incorporates a suite of individually calibrated, MEMS-based 3-axis accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers, along with a barometric pressure sensor and a high-sensitivity GPS module, providing users with a coupled position, velocity and attitude solution at rates of up to 200 Hz.

Among the new features of the VN-200 GPS/INS to be introduced include the following:

  • AHRS aiding and improved attitude performance during GPS outages and static conditions.
  • Addition of the World Magnetic Model and Gravity Model into the INS algorithm.
  • Binary protocol output.
  • Higher INS output rates (up to 400 Hz).
  • Higher IMU subsystem output rates (up to 1 kHz).
  • Low latency (< 2 ms) for real-time applications.
  • Delta Angles and Delta Velocities (Coning & Sculling).
  • Improved robustness to multi-path issues.
  • Improved GPS receiver sensitivity.
  • Support for external GPS input.

VectorNav will also be exhibiting the VN-100 at the conference – its proven industrial grade MEMS-based Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS), as well as its sensor fusion algorithm, the Vector Processing Engine™.

VectorNav's VN-100 and VN-200 can be used in a wide variety of industrial and military applications and are well suited for size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) constrained applications such as UAVs and other unmanned vehicle systems, camera/platform stabilization, guided munitions, heavy machinery monitoring, augmented and virtual reality, robotics, primary/secondary flight navigation, and flight simulation, among others.

For further information on the new VN-200 firmware or to schedule an appointment during the conference, please contact VectorNav Technologies, 903 N. Bowser Rd., Suite 200, Richardson, TX 75081. Tel: +1-512-772-3615; Fax: +1-512-772-3086; E-mail:; Web: For complete Press Kit please visit

About VectorNav Technologies:

VectorNav Technologies specializes in manufacturing high-performance navigation and inertial sensors using the latest miniature MEMS sensor technology. Since its founding in 2008, VectorNav has been providing customers worldwide access to high quality, fully calibrated inertial sensors with state-of-the-art digital filtering technology. With a strong background in aerospace engineering and experience in the development and testing of spacecraft, launch vehicles, and micro-aerial vehicles, VectorNav brings high performance aerospace filtering and calibration techniques into the world of low-cost industrial grade MEMS sensors, expanding the possibilities of today's MEMS sensor technology.

SOURCE VectorNav Technologies