Gladiator Technologies Announces Release of High Performance
Landmark™ 50 MEMS INS/GPS

 

Published on 05/10/2014

 

New GPS Receiver Offers 10Hz Update Rate Aiding Ultra-Low Noise MEMS Inertial Suite

 

May 10, 2014 – Gladiator Technologies announced the next release in their high performance MEMS product family, the LandMark™ 50 INS/GPS. This new GPS-Aided high performance MEMS inertial navigation system builds upon the successful heritage of the company's LandMarkTM INS/GPS product families, including the LandMark™ 40. The LandMark™ 50 INS/GPS represents inertial performance on par with small ring laser and fiber optic gyros. This performance leap with low cost MEMS technology offers substantial improvement in performance utilizing their newest high performance MEMS gyros and accelerometers combined with a 72 channel 10 Hz update rate GPS receiver.

 

All LandMark™ GPS-Aided products now incorporate the new 10Hz update rate GPS receiver. The internal Kalman filter software provides a navigation solution up to 4 NMPH during short-term GPS outages. The LandMark™ 50 INS/GPS features an RS422/RS485 serial interface with a data rate of 100Hz (4 KHz internal sampling rate) and offers many advanced performance features:

 

 

 

  • High Performance Non-ITAR Commercial MEMS GPS-Aided INS
  • 4 NMPH Free Inertial (Short-Term GPS Outages)
  • 72 Channel GNSS: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS & SBAS (Galileo Ready*) 
  • SBAS: WAAS, EGNOS & MSAS
  • 10 Hz Navigation Update Rate GPS
  • GPS Velocity Accuracy 0.05 m/s
  • GPS Heading Accuracy 0.3 degrees
  • GPS Horizontal Accuracy ±2.0m CEP w/SBAS
  • Ultra-Low Noise Gyros 0.0009° /sec/√Hz
  • Low Noise Accels 0.02mg/√Hz (2g)
  • In-Run Gyro Bias 1° /hour 1σ
  • Fully Compensated Bias & Scale Factor
  • Over Temperature -40°C to +85°C
  • Low Power <1 W typical
  • Input Voltage +6V to 36V
  • Light Weight <550 grams
  • Small Size <360cm3/21.8in3
  • Rugged Environmentally Sealed
  • Packaging & MILSPEC Connector
  • Export U.S. Commerce ECCN7A994
  • Link to datasheet, data & images

 

Gladiator's CEO, Mark Chamberlain, stated, "We are excited to offer this new INS/GPS product. It penetrates a new performance and market category with the faster and more capable GPS receiver aiding our high performance inertial suite. We continue to rapidly develop and bring new high performance MEMS inertial and GPS-Aided products to market enabling new applications at a lower cost.”

 

Gladiator uses state-of-the-art design tools and manufacturing processes including fully automated environmental and temperature testing and proprietary calibration methods for environmental performance optimization. A comprehensive ERP system combined with lean manufacturing and six sigma techniques has enabled high volume production at low cost and high quality. Gladiator's quality system is certified to AS9100C/ISO9001:2008.