SBG Systems introduces a new family of MEMS-based
Tactical Grade Inertial Systems - The Ekinox Series
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 Series Brings Robust and Cost-effective MEMS to FOG Level
R&D specialists usually compromise between high accuracy and
price. Ekinox Series brings robust, maintenance free, and
cost-effective MEMS to the FOG accuracy and opens up to a new world of
opportunities for professionals. Thanks to a drastic selection of high
end MEMS sensors, an advanced calibration procedure, and powerful
algorithm design; Ekinox Series achieves 0.05° in a compact and
affordable package. Compromise is no longer required between high
performance and cost.
Designed for Harsh Environments and High Demanding Applications
The Ekinox series has been designed for harsh environments and high
demanding applications. Its IP68 enclosure is constructed of aluminum
and every system has been intensively calibrated and tested. More than
offering a high attitude accuracy, Ekinox hardware outputs data at 200
Hz, with a 3 milliseconds latency, and very low noise on Euler Angles
(< 0.03°). All data can be recorded into the 4 GB internal data
logger, displayed in real-time throughout an intuitive embedded
interface, and analyzed in the sbgCenter software.
Ekinox AHRS & Ekinox INS, Two High Performance Models
The Ekinox family includes two high accuracy ITAR Free models,
Ekinox AHRS and Ekinox INS.
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 series precisely fits every demanding application
To achieve the best performance in every demanding project, specific
error-correction models have been implemented. Throughout the embedded
web interface, the user simply selects the application (ex:
automotive), the connected aiding equipment (ex: Novatel GPS), and
environment constraints (ex: Urban Canyon); its Ekinox is now ready to
unveil its full potential.
Surface & Underwater Vehicles, Bathymetry
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.
Automotive, Unmanned Vehicles and Mobile Mapping
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.
Light Aircraft, UAV, on board Camera and LIDAR
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).
Ekinox Series Availability
ITAR Free Ekinox AHRS & Ekinox INS will be available in April
2013. Ordering information is currently available from SBG Systems
representatives and authorized SBG Systems dealers.