Pollux 2 Inertial Navigation System

Micro-Miniature Navigation Solution For Unmanned Ground And Aerial Applications

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Pollux 2 is a compact GNSS aided inertial navigation system based on MEMS technology. It offers unmatched performance and is highly suitable for guidance, navigation and control applications in unmanned aerial and ground vehicles (UAVs and UGVs). 

 

It performs very well in short term GNSS outages, in forest canopies and urban scenarios.  The PLX2 – NS20 model deliver 2.5 cm position accuracy in RTK mode.

 

Pollux 2 weighs just 80 grams and can be a perfect navigation payload for UAVs and a position tracking tool for smart soldiers.

 

Pollux 2 combines Aeron’s Kalman filter-based parameter estimation engine with high-speed processing power to deliver position, ground speed, and orientation information at 50 times per second. Pollux gives Industry-leading navigation performance with the help of the latest MEMS (Micro Electro-Magnetic System) sensing technology and multi-constellation GNSS.

Product Details


vibration-resistant

Extended Kalman Filter


rugged-construction

Shock Survival up-to 40g


battery

Low Power & Cost Effective


accurate

Good bias stability MEMS gyro


Miniature size

Bidirectional Icon

Weight < 80gms

MIL grade


Parameter Name Parameter Value
Pollux 2
PLX 2 NS10 PLX 2 NS20
Acceleration
Range ± 16g ± 16g
Angular Rate
Range ±450°/s ±450°/s
Magnetometer
Range ±8 gauss ±8 gauss
Position & Velocity Accuracy
Horizontal Position 2 m CEP with GNSS,
1.5 m CEP with SBAS
2.5 m CEP with L1 GNSS,
2.5 cm CEP with L1 RTK

Vertical Position 5 m (1σ) with GNSS 5 m (1σ) with GNSS

Velocity 0.2 m/s RMS
0.2 m/s RMS
Attitude
Roll Range ±180° ±180°
Pitch Range ±90° ±90°
Roll, Pitch Accuracy 0.1° RMS (static), 0.2° RMS (dynamic) 0.1° RMS (static), 0.2° RMS (dynamic)
Heading Range ±180° ±180°
Heading Accuracy <0.3° RMS with GNSS in dynamic conditions1
<0.5° RMS with magnetometer2,3
< 0.3° RMS with GNSS in dynamic conditions1
< 0.5° RMS with magnetometer2,3
Angle Resolution 0.01° < 0.01°
GPS/GNSS Type 72 Channels - GPS/QZSS L1, GLONASS L10F, BeiDou B1, SBAS L1 72 Channels - GPS/QZSS L1, GLONASS L10F, BeiDou B1, SBAS L1
Cold Start 26 s 26 s
Barometer
Range 300-1200 hPa 300-1200 hPa
Accuracy ±0.5 hPa ±0.5 hPa
Electrical
Input Voltage 5 V DC to 28 V DC 5 V DC to 28 V DC
Power Consumption < 2 W < 2 W
Communication
Update rate Up to 50 Hz (Navigation Data)
Up to 200 Hz (IMU Data)
Up to 50 Hz (Navigation Data)
Up to 200 Hz (IMU Data)
Outputs Euler Angles (Yaw, Pitch, Roll), Quaternion, Position, Velocity, Acceleration, Angular Rate, Time Euler Angles (Yaw, Pitch, Roll), Quaternion, Position, Velocity, Acceleration, Angular Rate, Time
Interface RS232, RS422, 1PPS and USB 2 x RS232, 1 x RS422 and 1PPS
Serial Protocol ASCII NMEA, Binary ASCII NMEA, Binary
Physical and Environmental
Weight ~ 80 gms ~ 80 gms
Size 45 mm (L) x 45 mm (W) x 20 mm (H) 45 mm (L) x 45 mm (W) x 20 mm (H)
Operating Temperature -40 °C to +85 °C -40 °C to +85 °C
Storage Temperature -40 °C to +85 °C -40 °C to +85 °C
Survival Shock 40 g 40 g
Operating Vibration 0.04 g2/Hz 0.04 g2/Hz
IP Protection IP65 IP65
1 - Under good GNSS availability
2 - Accuracy after magnetic calibration and setting correct declination/offset angle
3 - After magnetic calibration for Hard Iron and Soft Iron disturbances, and in a static magnetic field

TYPE OF DOCUMENT MODEL NO.

DATASHEET

PLX2-NS10
PLX2-NS20

Applications

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Navigational guidance for unmanned systems


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Autopilot Control


Smart Soldier Navigation


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