The VN-100 is a miniature, high-performance Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS). Combining 3-axis accelerometers, gyros, and magnetometers, a barometric pressure sensor and a 32-bit processor, the VN-100 provides high-rate, calibrated IMU data and a real-time 3D attitude solution that is continuous over the complete 360 degrees of motion.
Introduced in 2009, the VN-100 is the world's first IMU/AHRS in a single surface mount package (SMD). At the size of a postage stamp, the VN-100 SMD requires only a single 3.2-5.5V power supply and can be directly embedded into a user’s electronics for unprecedented SWAP advantages.
The VN-100 Rugged is the “plug and play” version of the VN-100 SMD. Enclosed in a clamshell precision anodized aluminum enclosure, the VN-100 Rugged offers additional protection of the internal inertial sensors and electronics.