Lea Ann McNabb
Trimble Launches AP20-C GNSS Inertial OEM Module with
High-Performance Commercial MEMS Inertial Sensors
Embedded Solution Provides High-precision Mobile Positioning
and Orientation Measurements for System Integrators
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 7, 2012
- (Virtual Press Office
) —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today the AP20-C, the latest addition to its AP Series of embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM boards plus Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). Using a compact, custom-built IMU based on commercial Micro Electromechanical Machined (MEMS) inertial sensors, the AP20-C enables system integrators to achieve high-rate position and orientation measurements with exceptional accuracy.
The announcement was made at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 Conference and Exhibition.
Featuring proven Applanix IN-Fusion™ GNSS-Inertial integration technology, the AP20-C is an embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM board set plus IMU designed for continuous mobile positioning in poor signal environments and high-accuracy direct georeferencing of imaging sensors. The AP20-C delivers full, high-rate position and orientation measurements at 200 Hz, ensuring it can be used in the most demanding mobile environments without sacrificing performance. It is fully compatible with the industry-leading Applanix POSPac™ MMS office software for enhanced accuracy using network differential GNSS.
“Compact in form and low in power consumption, the AP20-C can provide cost-effective, accurate, reliable and robust position and orientation measurements suitable for a broad range of survey and mapping applications, including airborne, terrestrial and marine mapping as well as guidance for unmanned vehicle applications,” said Joe Hutton, director of Inertial Technology and Airborne Products at Applanix, a Trimble Company.
More information about Precision GNSS-Inertial can be found at: http://www.trimble.com/GNSS-Inertial
The AP 20-C is available worldwide through the Trimble Precision GNSS-Inertial sales channel.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information, visit: http://www.trimble.com