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Jan 15th, 2013
SBG Systems introduces a new family of MEMS-based tactical grade inertial systems - the Ekinox Series
SBG Systems presents Ekinox Series, a brand new product range of tactical grade inertial systems which brings robust and cost-effective MEMS to the Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) level.
This series consists of two ITAR Free models; the Ekinox AHRS which provides 0.05° 3D Attitude and 5 cm Heave, and the Ekinox INS which delivers additional 2 cm position. Marine, Ground, Aerospace, Ekinox Series precisely fits every demanding application.
Ekinox AHRS is an Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS). It delivers a 0.05° Attitude over 360° and 5cm Heave, Surge and Sway. Ekinox INS, the second model, is an Inertial Navigation System (INS). Providing the same performance, it additionally delivers a 2 cm position thanks to its embedded high end GNSS receiver. To further enhance performance in every field of use, up to four external aiding equipments can be simultaneously connected to Ekinox INS, including RTK GNSS, Odometer, DVL, EM Log, etc.
Ekinox accepts aiding data from various marine external equipments including DVL, Dual Antenna GPS, USBL, and EM Log. By offering real-time surge, sway, and auto adjusting heave on 4 monitoring points, NMEA protocol and Ethernet communication, Ekinox is ideal for demanding Marine applications such as vessel motion monitoring, ROV & AUV control, or Buoy positioning. As a cost-effective alternative to FOG technology, Ekinox is also highly efficient in geo-referencing data from Sonar, LIDAR, and Camera.
Whether you want to control an Unmanned Ground Vehicle, analyze car motion, or geo-reference point clouds and images, Ekinox comes with every feature needed. Combined with an odometer and a dual antenna RTK GPS, Ekinox INS outputs a 2 cm car position at 200 Hz. Cost-effective, Ekinox is also very powerful for orientation, positioning and stabilization of on board equipment such as SATCOM antenna, targeting system, gyro stabilized camera, etc.
Ekinox is perfectly suited to aerospace applications such as light aircraft navigation, mid-size and large UAV control, and on board Camera and Lidar data geo-referencing. It can also be used as a high accuracy vertical gyro. With its embedded GPS receiver, its robust IP68 enclosure and its extended dynamic temperature calibration, Ekinox INS is designed for harsh environments and delivers unmatched precision in high vibrating conditions (MIL-STD-810G).
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