SBG Systems introduces Ekinox Series, a new family of MEMS-based Tactical Grade Inertial Systems.

2013-01-17

SBG Systems introduces Ekinox Series, a new family of MEMS-based Tactical Grade Inertial Systems.

Rueil-Malmaison, France – 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 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.

MARINE
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.

GROUND
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.

AEROSPACE
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.

For more information about the new Ekinox Series, please visit: http://www.sbg-systems.com

from: suasnews.com


Region:  Europe
Contry:  France
Category:  UAV


French Start-Up Unveils Inflatable UAVs

2017-04-05
French Start-Up Unveils Inflatable UAVs
French start-up company Airvada presented its range of innovative DIODON inflatable unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) at SOFINS, near Bordeaux.

Airbus DS Progresses on European MALE RPAS Contract

2016-06-24
Airbus DS Progresses on European MALE RPAS Contract
Airbus Defence and Space (DS) is to sign a definition study contract for the European medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) remotely-piloted air system (RPAS) by mid-July, ahead of the commencement of development work on the project in September.

Airbus Seeks to Raise Its Profile in the Drone Industry

2016-05-15
Airbus Seeks to Raise Its Profile in the Drone Industry
Airbus Group SE wants to become a major player in the fast-growing global drone industry, said its chief executive, Tom Enders, after years of missteps by the European plane maker that have left rivals with the upper hand.

First Drone Delivery to Ship at Sea

2016-03-11
First Drone Delivery to Ship at Sea
Maersk Tankers says that it has completed the first drone delivery to a vessel at sea as part of a test to see whether or not drones can become a part of the supply chain.

French Air Force Explores Fuel Cell Technology

2016-02-29
French Air Force Explores Fuel Cell Technology
EnergyOr Technologies Inc., a leader in advanced PEM fuel cell systems for aerospace applications, recently signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with the French Air Force’s Centre d Expertise Aérienne Militaire (CEAM). This JDA will serve as the foundation to advance development of optimized long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms powered by EnergyOrs fuel cell system technology.

Survey Copter Flies To Stratasys For 3D Printing Of UAV Systems

2013-05-23
Survey Copter Flies To Stratasys For 3D Printing Of UAV Systems
France-based Survey Copter, a subsidiary of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. (EADS), specializes in the design, production and integration of complete remote systems for surveillance photography and video service applications for UAVs and other airborne craft

French town says it will deliver daily newspapers by drone

2013-04-01
French town says it will deliver daily newspapers by drone
Residents ofAuvergne, a province in south central France, may soon receive their daily paper by drone.

France evaluates Watchkeeper UAS

2012-11-13
France evaluates Watchkeeper UAS
British and French military procurement agencies have begun an evaluation of the Watchkeeper tactical unmanned aerial vehicle by Thales UK.

French DGA Prepares the Use of UAVs on Naval Platforms

2012-10-24
French DGA Prepares the Use of UAVs on Naval Platforms
The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA, Direction générale de l’armement) has recently conducted successful sea trials of D2AD*, an automatic takeoff and landing system for rotary wing UAVs. D2AD is a demonstrator, designed and built by DCNS and Thales who were awarded the contract in late 2008.

UAS Flights of up to 100km permitted by French Aviation Authorities

2012-10-05
UAS Flights of up to 100km permitted by French Aviation Authorities
France takes a huge leap forward, this permission has major implications for power and pipe line simple surveys and anything that happens BLOS (beyond visual line of sight)
Congratulations must go to Delair Tech! Pushing the boundaries!
French Civil Aviation Authority, the DGAC, awarded Delair-Tech the first authorisation ever issued to a UAS company in France, for a civil UAS to fly over 100 km in French airspace.


Back to the list