Inertial Sensing

Applications pictureLORD, MicroStrain® manufactures small size, lightweight industrial grade and tactical grade inertial sensors, providing a range of measurement options including orientation (pitch, roll, yaw or azimuth), single axis or dual axis inclination, linear acceleration, and angular rate.

We offer simple inclinometers (or tiltmeters), vertical gyros, VRUs (vertical reference units), IMUs (inertial measurement units), AHRS’ (attitude heading reference systems), and INS/GPS’ (GPS aided inertial navigation systems). Designed for applications from personnel tracking and drone navigation to downhole exploration. Select a product below for more information

Applications:

  • Platform Stabilization
  • Camera/Antenna Pointing
  • GPS-Aided Navigation
  • Unmanned Vehicles
  • Regime Monitoring
  • Personnel Tracking
  • Calibration Reference

MIP Monitor Control/Data acquisition software is provided to acquire the Inertial sensors data to Host PC, via USB, RS232 or RS422  communication interface.

 MIP Software Development Kit (SDK) is also provided with data communication protocols and sample development codes for users to design their own customized software.

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GNSS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (GNSS/INS)

3DM-CX5-45

The 3DM-CX5-45 all-in-one navigation solution features a high-performance, integrated multi- constellation GNSS receiver utilizing the GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo satellite constellations. USB and TTL serial Communication.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±8g range) (±2g, ±4g, ±20g, ±40g optional)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (±300°/sec range) (±75, ±150, ±900°/sec optional)
  • 3-axis Magnetic field (±2.5 Gauss range)
  • INS estimates
  • PVA (Position Velocity Attitude) estimates
  • GNSS

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3DM-GX5-45

High performance, miniature, industrial-grade all-in-one navigation solution with integrated multi-constellation GNSS, high noise immunity, and exceptional performance. USB & RS232 communication interface.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±8g range) (±2g, ±4g, ±20g, ±40g optional)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (300°/sec range) (±75, ±150, ±900°/sec optional)
  • 3-axis Magnetic field (±2.5 Gauss range)
  • INS estimates
  • PVA (Position Velocity Attitude) estimates
  • GNSS

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3DM-GQ4-45

Compact, tactical-grade all-in-one navigation solution with integrated GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and magnetometers, high noise immunity, and exceptional performance. USB & RS232 communication interface.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±5g range)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (300°/sec range) (±75, ±150, ±900°/sec optional)
  • 3-axis Magnetic field (±2.5 Gauss range)
  • INS estimates
  • PVA (Position Velocity Attitude) estimates
  • GNSS

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3DM-RQ1 -45

Compact, ruggedized, tactical-grade all-in-one navigation solution with integrated GPS and magnetometers, high noise immunity, and exceptional performance. RS422 communication interface.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±5g range)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (300°/sec range) (±75, ±150, ±900°/sec optional)
  • 3-axis Magnetic field (±2.5 Gauss range)
  • INS estimates
  • PVA (Position Velocity Attitude) estimates
  • GPS

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Attitude/Heading Reference System (AHRS)

3DM-CX5 -25

The 3DM-CX5-25 is the smallest and lightest industrial AHRS with an Adaptive Kalman Filter available. It features a triaxial accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and temperature sensors to achieve the optimum combination of measurement qualities. USB and TTL serial communication.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±8g range) (±2g, ±4g, ±20g, ±40g optional)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (±300°/sec range) (±75, ±150, ±900°/sec optional)
  • 3-axis Magnetic field (±2.5 Gauss range)
  • AHRS estimates

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3DM-GX5® -35

Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) with GNSS. USB & RS232 communication interface.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±8g range) (±2g, ±4g, ±20g, ±40g optional)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (±300°/sec range) (±75, ±150, ±900°/sec optional)
  • 3-axis Magnetic field (±2.5 Gauss range)
  • AHRS estimates
  • GNSS

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3DM-GX5 -25

High performance, industrial-grade attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) with integrated magnetometers, high noise immunity, and exceptional performance. USB & RS232 communication interface.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±8g range) (±2g, ±4g, ±20g, ±40g optional)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (300°/sec range) (±75, ±150, ±900°/sec optional)
  • 3-axis Magnetic field (±2.5 Gauss range)
  • AHRS estimates

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3DM-CV5-25

Miniature, industrial-grade attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) with integrated magnetometers, high noise immunity, and exceptional performance. USB and TTL serial communication.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±8g standard range) (±2g, ±4g, ±20g, ±40g optional)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (500°/sec range) (250°/sec, 1000°/sec optional)
  • IMU estimates
  • AHRS estimates

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Vertical Reference Unit (VRU)

3DM-CX5-15

Miniature, high performance, industrial-grade inertial measurement unit (IMU) and vertical reference (VR). TTL serial communication interface.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±8g range) (±2 g, ±4 g, ±20 g, ±40 g optional)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (300°/sec range) (±75, ±150, ±900°/sec optional)
  • IMU estimates
  • VR estimates

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3DM-GX5-15

High performance, industrial-grade inertial measurement unit (IMU) and vertical reference (VR). USB & RS232 communication interface.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±8g range) (±2 g, ±4 g, ±20 g, ±40 g optional)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (300°/sec range) (±75, ±150, ±900°/sec optional)
  • IMU estimates
  • VR estimates

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3DM-CV5-15

Miniature, industrial- grade inertial measurement unit (IMU) and vertical reference unit (VRU). USB and TTL serial communication.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±8g standard range) (±2g, ±4g optional)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (500°/sec range) (250°/sec, 1000°/sec optional)
  • IMU estimates
  • VR estimates

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Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

3DM-CX5-10

High-performance, industrial-grade inertial measurement unit (IMU).TTL serial communication interface.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±8g standard range) (±2 g, ±4 g, ±20 g, ±40 g optional)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (300°/sec range) (±75, ±150, ±900°/sec optional)
  • IMU estimates

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MV5-AR

High performance 6-DOF Attitude Reference and IMU in a compact, ruggedized reinforced PBT housing. CAN J1939 communications interface.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±10g range)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (±500°/sec range)
  • IMU estimates

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3DM-GX5-10

Miniature, industrial-grade inertial measurement unit (IMU). RS232 communication interface.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±8g standard range)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (300°/sec range)
  • IMU estimates

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3DM-CV5-10

Miniature, industrial-grade inertial measurement unit (IMU). TTL serial communication.

Sensor Outputs:

  • 3-axis Acceleration (±8g standard range) (±2g, ±4g optional)
  • 3-axis Angular rate (±500°/sec range) (±250°/sec, ±1000°/sec optional)
  • IMU estimates

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Downhole Sensor

3DM-DH3

Downhole orientation sensor and datalogger. RS422 communication interface.

Sensor Outputs:

  • Orientation angles (range 360 ̊ all axes)
  • 3-axis Acceleration
  • 3-axis Magnetic field

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OEM/Customize

OEM INERTIAL SENSING

Best-in-class sensors customized for you.

Our engineers will collaborate with your team to create the ideal custom/OEM inertial solution, removing any prior limitations that time and budgets may place on your project. From standard GNSS/INS, AHRS and IMU sensors to Differential GPS to Real-Time Kinematic (RTK), our inertial team is an proven leader. Our applications include antenna-pointing, drone navigation and precision agriculture. Our vibration/temperature calibration and compensation ensure reliable, best-in-class performance. From rugged pacakging for long-term, harsh-environment solutions to small, lightweight (4 gram) options, we provide the reliable OEM systems you need.

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