NEWS SENSORI E NOVITÀ RICEVITORI GPS

XSENS – La serie MTi 600 è una nuova generazione di sensori inerziali 3D con tecnologia MEMS e interfaccia CAN

Xsens announces the all new MTi 600-series

The MTi 600-series is a generation of 3D MEMS inertial motion sensors which set a new standard in the market for their small size, industrial-grade performance and competitive pricing.

The new MTi 600-series features:

  • Full product range: IMU – VRU – AHRS – GNSS/INS
  • Small form factor, with flexible mounting options
  • Rich interface platform, including CAN bus support
  • External GNSS receiver support & NMEA compatibility
  • Industrial grade accuracy, with all sensors 100% calibrated and tested
  • Extended Kalman filtering (XKF3 Core)
  • Global 24/7 technical support
  • Fully supported by Xsens’ free MT Software Suite
  • ITAR-free

The new MTi 600-series addresses all small and large robotics and unmanned system innovators, in any domain: subsea, sea surface, land and air.

See what the MTi 600-Series can do:

 

For more info contact: info.sarzana@lunitek.it

maggio 10, 2019 / by / in
NOVATEL – Avviso fine del servizio TerraStar-C per prodotti OEM7 NOVATEL

End of TerraStar-C Service for OEM7 Products

NovAtel recently introduced the TerraStar-C Pro service for our latest generation OEM7 and Smart7 family of products. This service delivers 50% faster convergence time and offers other benefits in combination with the new hardware including improved accuracy and multiple L-band tracking for higher availability of service.

Please visit https://www.novatel.com/about-us/news-releases/news-releases-2018/terrastar-cpro/ for more details on the new TerraStar-C Pro service.

To ensure optimal positioning performance on the new OEM7 and Smart7 products, NovAtel will no longer offer the legacy TerraStar-C service on OEM7 products.

Starting July 1, 2019customers with OEM7 products will no longer be able to purchase TerraStar-C subscriptions.

OEM7 receivers with active TerraStar-C subscriptions will continue to operate in TerraStar-C mode and customers can wait to purchase TerraStar-C Pro until time of renewal. Customers
with active TerraStar-C subscriptions on OEM7 products can also contact NovAtel Support at any time for a free upgrade to TerraStar-C Pro.

The table below lists the most common legacy TerraStar-C parts and the replacement TerraStar-C Pro part. Note that 1-month and 6-month parts will not be offered for TerraStar-C Pro.

TerraStar-C Part Number
(offered until June 30, 2019)
TerraStar-C Pro Part Number
(must be purchased as of July 1, 2019)
TSC-RG-AG-3MO TSCP-RG-AG-3MO
TSC-RG-AG-1YR TSCP-RG-AG-1YR
TSC-RG-LA-1YR TSCP-RG-LA-1YR
TSC-GL-LA-3MO TSCP-GL-LA-3MO
TSC-GL-LA-1YR TSCP-GL-LA-1YR
TSC-RG-UAV-3MO TSCP-RG-UAV-3MO
TSC-RG-UAV-1YR TSCP-RG-UAV-1YR
TSC-RG-AR-3MO TSCP-RG-AR-3MO
TSC-RG-AR-1YR TSCP-RG-AR-1YR
TSC-GL-AR-3MO TSCP-GL-AR-3MO
TSC-GL-AR-1YR TSCP-GL-AR-1YR

 

There is one exception to the above TerraStar-C end of service for government part numbers. All TSC-GL-GV part numbers will still be orderable on OEM7 products.

Note that TerraStar-C services will continue to be fully supported and offered for sale on all TerraStar capable OEM6 products.

For questions regarding the TerraStar-C end of service on OEM7, or if you have a TerraStar-C part not on the above list, please contact your NovAtel Sales Representative.

 

Per maggiori informazioni contattaci: https://www.lunitek.it/contatta-sensoristica-e-acquisizione-dati/

maggio 6, 2019 / by / in
NOVATEL – Rilascio nuovo firmware versione 7.07.00 con modifiche ai comandi per tecnologia SPAN NOVATEL

SPAN Changes Scheduled for 7.07.00 Release

Background:
NovAtel’s SPAN (Synchronized Position Attitude Navigation) technology is widely known and used in applications requiring greater functionality and reliability, those that benefit from the seamless integration of GNSS and inertial data. With continuous development, especially coupling with the next generation OEM7 receiver; a list of improvements has been identified to better serve customers’ needs and simplify the interface communications. These changes will be rolling out in the upcoming future releases. Please plan accordingly.

Issue Summary:

DMI Interface Enhancement:
The DMI interface is simplified, allowing for simpler functional support and expansion in future releases for the use of multiple DMI’s. It also provides customers with the capability of starting the interface prior to the functionality being operational. Future multiple DMI support allows customers with more than one DMI sensor to benefit from the additional information. Velocity type input streamlines the passing of information to a NovAtel product for customers who have DMIs that produce velocity. Furthermore, this simplifies setting up a DMI sensor by removing the necessity to pass ticks/revolution and wheel circumference during a setup.

The result of these changes is that several logs/commands will be removed without deprecation. A maintenance version of Inertial Explorer will be released in tandem with 7.07.xx to support the changes proposed. Note that the WHEELSIZE log is no longer available, so customers will not be able to get the current estimated wheel circumference.

Current Type Proposed Type
WHEELVELOCITY* Command RAWDMI Log/Command
TIMEDWHEELDATA Log RAWDMI Log/Command
WHEELSIZE Log Removed
INSWHEELUPDATE Command Removed
SETWHEELPARAMETERS Command DMICONFIG Command
ENCLOSUREWHEELSENSOR Command DMICONFIG Command

* The WHEELVELOCITY command will still be accepted in a limited capacity. WHEELVELOCITY’s cumulative tick field will be mapped to a RAWDMI command for backwards compatibility.

 

Removal of OEM6 SPAN Command Support:
Several OEM6 SPAN logs and commands that have been deprecated since OEM7 launched and will no longer be supported. The replacement logs and commands in OEM7 have been documented in the OEM6 to OEM7 transition page in our documentation portal. A full list of logs and commands no longer supported is below (DMI changes included):

OEM6 OEM7 Replacement Type Reason
BESTLEVERARM INSCONFIG Log OEM7 transition
INSUPDATE INSUPDATESTATUS Log OEM7 transition
BESTLEVERARM2 INSCONFIG Log OEM7 transition
IMUTOANTOFFSETS INSCONFIG Log OEM7 transition
ASYNCHINSLOGGING None Command No longer necessary
DUALANTENNAPORTCONFIG INSALIGNCONFIG Command OEM7 transition
HEAVEFILTER None Command Heave filter enabled with
MARINE Profile set and a P
or R model.
SETIMUTOANTOFFSET SETINSTRANSLATION Command OEM7 transition
SETIMUTOANTOFFSET2 SETINSTRANSLATION Command OEM7 transition
SETIMUORIENTATION SETINSROTATION Command OEM7 transition
RVBCALIBRATE INSCALIBRATE Command OEM7 transition
VEHICLEBODYROTATION SETINSROTATION Command OEM7 transition
SETINSOFFSET SETINSTRANSLATION Command OEM7 transition
SETINITATTITUDE SETINITAZIMUTH Command OEM7 transition
APPLYVEHICLEBODYROTATION SETINSROTATION Command OEM7 transition
EXTHDGOFFSET SETINSROTATION Command OEM7 transition
SETGIMBALORIENTATION SETINSROTATION Command OEM7 transition
GIMBALSPANROTATION SETINSROTATION Command OEM7 transition
SETIMUTOGIMBALOFFSET SETINSTRANSLATION Command OEM7 transition
SETINSROTATION_LEGACY SETINSROTATION Command OEM7 transition
SETMARKxOFFSET SETINSTRANSLATION
& SETINSROTATION
Command OEM7 transition
INSZUPTCONTROL SETINSUPDATE Command OEM7 transition
INSWHEELUPDATE SETINSUPDATE Command OEM7 transition
WHEELSIZE None Log DMI Interface restructure
TIMEDWHEELDATA RAWDMI Log DMI Interface restructure
SETWHEELPARAMETERS DMICONFIG Command DMI Interface restructure
ENCLOSUREWHEELSENSOR DMICONFIG Command DMI Interface restructure

 

Additional CORRIMUS log / Deprecation of CORRIMUDATA(S):

The current CORRIMUDATA(S) logs will be replaced with the new CORRIMUS log. The CORRIMUS log is essentially the same log as the CORRIMUDATA(S) with an additional field added to output an IMUDataCount which counts the number of samples used in each log output. An example of the new log CORRIMUS is shown below. The CORRIMUDATA(S) log will remain working for those that choose to use it but will be removed from the official documentation.

Example log:

%CORRIMUSA,2023,340847.070;1,0.0000014373087865,-0.0000004823212266,
0.0000008045411198,-0.0000031392200288,-0.0000307448135051,
-0.0000751246680874,0,0*14d4586c

 

Field Field Type Description Format Binary Bytes Binary Offset
1 CORRIMUS Header Log header. See Messages for more information. H 0
2 IMUDataCount Count of the number of IMU Samples used in each log output accumulation. ULong 4 H+
3 PitchRate About x-axis rotation (right-handed)(rad/sample) Double 8 H+4
4 RollRate About y-axis rotation (right-handed)(rad/sample) Double 8 H+12
5 YawRate About z-axis rotation (right-handed)(rad/sample) Double 8 H+20
6 LateralAcc INS Lateral Acceleration (along x-axis)(m/s/sample) Double 8 H+28
7 LongitudinalAcc INS Longitudinal Acceleration (along yaxis) (m/s/sample) Double 8 H+36
8 VerticalAcc INS Vertical Acceleration (along z-axis)(m/s/sample) Double 8 H+44
9 Reserved 1 Float 4 H+52
10 Reserved 2 ULong 4 H+56
11 xxxx 32-bit CRC Hex 4 H+60
12 [CR][LF] Sentence Terminator (ASCII only)

The above changes are planned to be released in the next general release of 7.07.00 firmware scheduled for June 2019.

 

Per maggiori informazioni contattaci: https://www.lunitek.it/contatta-sensoristica-e-acquisizione-dati/

maggio 6, 2019 / by / in
NOVATEL – Rilascio nuovo firmware 7.06.01 per i modelli della serie SMART7 NOVATEL

NovAtel ® is pleased to announce the 7.06.01 firmware release for our SMART7 series of SMART antennas for improved precision and performance. Built upon our trusted OEM7® technology, the SMART7 family provides exceptional positioning availability using signals from all constellations and frequencies to deliver reliable autonomy and positioning.

The following key benefits are now available in the 7.06.01 release:

• TerraStar positioning now incorporates compensation of region-specific tectonic movements to ensure the positioning stays relevant, consistent and repeatable year-over-year

• Improved accuracy on select SMART7 variants using new Terrain Compensation functionality that corrects for roll and pitch of a vehicle when operating on uneven ground or slopes

A full listing of all changes is available in the “What’s New” document that is included with the firmware download.

 

Per maggiori informazioni contattaci: https://www.lunitek.it/contatta-sensoristica-e-acquisizione-dati/

maggio 2, 2019 / by / in
XSENS – Nuovo firmware versione 1.10

Firmware Notification

Please be informed, the firmware of the MTi-series portfolio has been updated and further improved. This stable firmware (version 1.10) has been released together with the new MT Software Suite 2019 launch, providing the users with some interesting additional features.

 

Read more on MT Software Suite 2019 here on the Xsens support platform BASE.

 

Highlights for the New MTi Firmware are:

MTi 1-series (Firmware version 1.4.0):

  • Enabled skip factor on 800Hz High Rate outputs
  • Several fixes on UTC and PVT timing

MTi 10-series and MTi 100-series (Firmware version 1.10.0):

  • Added orientation smoother for MTi-G-710
  • Added $GPRMC output
  • Enabled High Rate output for MTi 10-series

Potrai effettuare il download del nuovo firmware al seguente link.

Per maggiori informazioni contattaci: info.sarzana@lunitek.it

 

aprile 19, 2019 / by / in
RACE TECHNOLOGY – Slow Speed GPS Accuracy Demonstration

Slow Speed GPS Accuracy Video

 

A demonstration of low speed accuracy of Race Technology SPEEDBOX-INS and GPS2 RTK systems. Running multiple low speed tests between laser barriers, set 20m apart using a class 1 tape measure. Speed accuracy is calculated from distance measurement discrepancy.

The results show that the SPEEDBOX-INS system is incredibly accurate even at low speeds. With the addition of the GPS2-RTK to the system, which improves positional accuracy, these is no noticeable improvement to speed accuracy.

Per maggiori informazioni contattaci: https://www.lunitek.it/contatta-sensoristica-e-acquisizione-dati/

aprile 12, 2019 / by / in
NOVATEL – Avviso di EOL per i sistemi FLEXG2-STAR-XXX-XXX NOVATEL

External Notice: NovAtel Announces End of Life for FLEXG2-STAR-XXX-XXX

NovAtel Inc. is announcing the End of Life of the:

FLEXG2-STAR-XXX
FLEXG2-STAR-XXX-X
FLEXG2-STAR-XXX-X-X
FLEXG2-STAR-XXX-XXX
FLEXG2-STAR-XXX-XXX-X
01018525 (ASSY FLEXPAK GEN II HEADING KIT)

These products will be available for order until:
June 28, 2019 (or until inventory has been depleted)

Shipments may be scheduled for no later than:
October 30, 2019

NovAtel will continue to support and repair these products until:
March 31, 2022

For a complete list of affected part numbers and the associated replacement part numbers, please refer
to the table below:

Discontinued Part Number Replacement Part Number
FLEXG2-STAR-XXX Contact Lunitek
FLEXG2-STAR-XXX-X Contact Lunitek
FLEXG2-STAR-XXX-X-X Contact Lunitek
FLEXG2-STAR-XXX-XXX Contact Lunitek
FLEXG2-STAR-XXX-XXX-X Contact Lunitek
01018525 (ASSY FLEXPAK GEN II HEADING KIT) Contact Lunitek

Notes:
For a complete listing of NovAtel products at end of life, including the expiration of support and repair for
those products, please refer to the discontinued products list on the NovAtel website at
http://www.novatel.com/support/discontinued_products.htm

Per maggiori informazioni contattaci: https://www.lunitek.it/contatta-sensoristica-e-acquisizione-dati/

 

aprile 12, 2019 / by / in
TEXENSE – 8xMPS Nuovo sensore di pressione Micro Aero

Mod. 8xMPS Nuovo sensore di pressione Micro Aero

Texense ha realizzato questo sensore construendolo su misura intorno ad un elemento piezoelettrico. Il mod. 8xMPS è un sensore differenziale e/o di pressione assoluta a 8 canali che offre un’elevata precisione in un contenitore molto compatto. Un’attenta progettazione ha permesso di ottenere livelli di rumore molto bassi e una compensazione della temperatura ottimale.

  • Misura differenziale e/o assoluta della pressione a 8 canali
  • Range differenziale da -400 a +400 mbar
  • Range assoluto da 600 a 1200 mbar
  • Precisione massima: <± 1mBar
  • Tempo di risposta ultraveloce di 200 Hz
  • Basso rumore
  • Filtri personalizzati su richiesta
  • Uscita CAN configurabile dall’utente
  • Involucro miniaturizzato, leggero e robusto applicazioni in ambienti difficili

 

Per maggiori informazioni contattaci: https://www.lunitek.it/contatta-sensoristica-e-acquisizione-dati/

 

aprile 11, 2019 / by / in
TEXENSE – THA Nuovo Amplificatore Termocoppia ad alta frequenza di campionamento

Mod. THA – Nuovo Amplificatore Termocoppia ad alta frequenza di campionamento

Questa nuova versione aggiornata del nostro amplificatore termocoppia brevettato modello THA è ora in grado di campionare a 5 o 10 KHz. L’elettronica di amplificazione è incorporata nella parte posteriore del connettore della termocoppia, controllando la compensazione del giunto freddo e la linearizzazione.

  • Elevata frequenza di campionamento a 5 o 10 KHz
  • Compatibilità con termocoppie K, J, T e C
  • Dimensioni molto contenute che facilitano l’installazione e il cablaggio eliminando anche la necessità di un cavo di compensazione
  • Facile integrazione
  • Il condizionamento del segnale in prossimità al giunto freddo migliora la precisione

Per maggiori informazioni contattaci: https://www.lunitek.it/contatta-sensoristica-e-acquisizione-dati/

 

aprile 11, 2019 / by / in
XSENS – GPS Week Rollover on 6 April 2019

Announcement: GPS Week Rollover on 6 April 2019

Just to inform you, there is an expected issue with the global GPS system<https://base.xsens.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019813434-Does-the-GPS-week-roll-over-April-6-2019-affect-Xsens-MTi-sensor-modules-with-GPS-> that will occur on April 6, 2019.

Basically, the system communicates time as the number of weeks since January 6, 1980. But it stores it in a number that can only go to 1023. So every 20 or so years the number reaches 1023 and must reset to zero. If a GPS receiver is not ready for this, it can get confused and the calculated time will be incorrect.

The good news is that the u-Blox GPS receivers that Xsens uses (G-710, MTi-7 support) will not be affected.

Per maggiori informazioni contattaci: info.sarzana@lunitek.it

aprile 5, 2019 / by / in