Electronics and Semiconductors

Aceinna launches INS1000: Accurate guidance for autonomous vehicles, drones, robots and machinery

29 January 2019

Source: AceinnaSource: AceinnaAceinna has launched its new INS1000 state-of-the-art dual band Real-Time Kinematic Inertial Navigation System (RTK INS) with built-in inertial sensors for construction, agriculture and automotive applications.

The INS1000 embeds Aceinna's 9 degree-of-freedom inertial sensor technology to achieve automotive dead reckoning performance in global navigation satellite system (GNSS)-challenged environments like urban canyons, heavily tree-lined roads, tunnels, underpasses and bridges.

The dual frequency RTK and tight coupling between GNSS and inertial sensors provide cm-level accuracy and enhanced reliability during GNSS outages.

INS1000 is an integrated navigation system consisting of an inertial measurement unit (IMU) and other sensors. It provides the position, velocity and attitude information of the vehicle. A dual-frequency (L1/L2), dual-antenna GNSS receiver is used as the primary aiding sensor. Also supported is a distance measurement indicator (DMI) that can be attached to a wheel of the vehicle to measure the rotation rate of the wheel. Integration of a DMI would give an improved solution in challenging environments: urban canyons, tunnels, warehouses and indoor facilities and campuses.

With horizontal position accuracy of 2 cm (RTK), vertical position accuracy of 3 cm (RTK) and velocity accuracies of 0.01 m/s and 0.02 m/s (horizontal and vertical, respectively), the INS1000 provides the precision navigation capabilities required for the automotive autonomous, automotive track testing, precision agriculture and construction markets.

The INS1000 is compatible with all major global satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, SBAS); it supports universal serial bus (USB), Ethernet, controller area network (CAN) and RS-232 interfaces; and it supports dual GNSS antennae for accurate heading in static and dynamic scenarios as well as in difficult magnetic environments.

The easy-to-use embedded software allows extensive configuration and diagnostic capabilities. For optimal flexibility, the tools enable configuration of the output position, initialization of heading, IMU transformation matrix, GNSS antenna lever-arms and NTRIP client. The control software can log and decode output data from the system or use the web application to plot results on a map.

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