An Inertial Navigation System (INS) delivers motion and position information. It is used to synchronize and stabilize camera and LiDAR precisely while mounted onto the UAV.

It is also used for accurate data geo-referencing in real-time or at the office using the post-processing software.

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Quanta Series

Quanta Series

Direct Georeferencing Solution

Quanta embeds high quality gyroscopes and accelerometers factory calibrated from -40 to +85°C. It also integrates an RTK GNSS receiver providing a centimetric position and a data logger for post-processing.

Quanta comes with a free one-year license of Qinertia UAV post-processing software.

Quanta ››
  • Two Levels of Accuracy
  • Low-weight, Small size
  • Low-power Consumption
  • Cost-effective
  • Datalogger for Post-processing
  • Web Interface
Ellipse2-D

Ellipse2-D

Motion & RTK Position

Ellipse2-D is a compact Inertial Navigation System with integrated RTK GNSS receiver for centimeter-level position.

Robust to vibrations, This INS provides Roll, Pitch, Heading and Navigation data in real-time and post-processing using Qinertia.

Ellipse 2 Series ››
  • 0.1° Roll and Pitch over 360°
  • 0.2° Heading (GNSS-based)
  • 2 cm RTK GNSS Position
  • Post-processing with Qinertia PPK
Ellipse 2 Micro INS

Ellipse 2 Micro INS

Volume Application

The Ellipse 2 Micro Series is a new product range reducing size and cost of high performance inertial sensors for volume projects.

Ellipse 2 Micro INS delivers 360° orientation, and connects to a GNSS receiver to provide navigation data.

Ellipse Micro Series ››
  • Designed for volume projects
  • Light-Weight – 10 grams
  • 0.1° Roll and Pitch
  • Magnetic or GNSS Heading
  • Connection to external GNSS

Quanta Series

Direct Georeferencing Solution

  • Two Levels of Accuracy
  • Low-weight, Small size
  • Low-power Consumption
  • Cost-effective
  • Datalogger for Post-processing
  • Web Interface

Quanta embeds high quality gyroscopes and accelerometers factory calibrated from -40 to +85°C. It also integrates an RTK GNSS receiver providing a centimetric position and a data logger for post-processing.

Quanta comes with a free one-year license of Qinertia UAV post-processing software.

Quanta ››

Ellipse2-D

Motion & RTK Position

  • 0.1° Roll and Pitch over 360°
  • 0.2° Heading (GNSS-based)
  • 2 cm RTK GNSS Position
  • Post-processing with Qinertia PPK

Ellipse2-D is a compact Inertial Navigation System with integrated RTK GNSS receiver for centimeter-level position.

Robust to vibrations, This INS provides Roll, Pitch, Heading and Navigation data in real-time and post-processing using Qinertia.

Ellipse 2 Series ››

Ellipse 2 Micro INS

Volume Application

  • Designed for volume projects
  • Light-Weight – 10 grams
  • 0.1° Roll and Pitch
  • Magnetic or GNSS Heading
  • Connection to external GNSS

The Ellipse 2 Micro Series is a new product range reducing size and cost of high performance inertial sensors for volume projects.

Ellipse 2 Micro INS delivers 360° orientation, and connects to a GNSS receiver to provide navigation data.

Ellipse Micro Series ››

Case studies

Tips

A single antenna is good enough for accurate heading in high dynamics UAV applications while a 2 antenna GNSS receiver will provide a faster initialization as well as a more precise heading. When the UAV is in slow motion, dual antenna is highly recommended.

Several SBG sensors, such as the Ellipse2-D or the Ekinox2-D, integrate an RTK capable GNSS receiver. Performance can be greatly improved after the mission, using Qinertia, an SBG in-house Post-processing software.

SBG sensors should be in a strap-down configuration. The antennas and the IMU should operate with fixed lever arms.

Qinertia is the SBG PPK software. It uses inertial data and raw GNSS observables to provide a more precise attitude, heading, and position, thanks to a forward, backward, and merge processing. This operation is done at the office and only takes a few minutes.