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The LORD Sensing 3DM-CX5 family of high-performance, industrial-grade, board-level inertial sensors provides a wide range of triaxial inertial measurements and computed attitude and navigation solutions.

In all models, the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) includes direct measurement of acceleration and angular rate, and are fully temperature-compensated and calibrated over the operating temperature. The use of Micro- Electro- Mechanical System (MEMS) technology allows for highly accurate, small, lightweight devices.

The  LORD Sensing  MIP Monitor software can be used for device configuration, live data monitoring, and recording. Alternatively,  the MIP Data Communications Protocol is available for development of custom interfaces and easy OEM integration.

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The LORD Sensing-MicroStrain 3DM-CV5 family of lower cost miniature industrial-grade board-level inertial sensors provides a wide range of triaxial inertial measurements and computed attitude and navigation solutions.

In all models, the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) includes direct measurement of acceleration and angular rate. In models that include computed outputs, sensor measurements are for each miniature vertical reference unit and are processed through an auto-adaptive estimation filter algorithm to produce high accuracy computed outputs under dynamic conditions. Compensation options include automatic compensation for magnetic anomalies, gyro and accelerometer noise, and noise effects.

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The LORD Sensing 3DM-GX5 family of high-performance industrial grade inertial sensors provides a wide range of triaxial inertial measurements and computed attitude and navigation solutions. In all models, the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) includes direct measurement of acceleration and angular rate. All sensors are fully temperature compensated and calibrated over the operating temperature. The use of Micro- Electro- Mechanical System (MEMS) technology allows for highly accurate, small, lightweight devices. The LORD Sensing MIP Monitor software can be used for device configuration, live data monitoring, and recording. Alternatively, the MIP Data Communications Protocol is available for development of custom interfaces and easy OEM integration.

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The 3DM-GX3® -15-OEM is a lower cost, miniature, industrial-grade inertial measurement unit (IMU) and vertical reference unit (VRU) in an OEM form factor.

Product Highlights

  • High performance integrated MEMS sensor technology provide direct and computed IMU and VRU outputs in a small package.
  • Triaxial accelerometer, gyroscope, and temperature sensors achieve the best combination of measurement qualities.
  • On-board processor runs a sophisticated Complimentary Filter (CF) fusion algorithm for precise inclination estimates and inertial measurements
  • Sampling rates up to 30 KHz and data output up to 1 KHz
  • Small size, lightweight packaging, and header connector interface ideal for OEM integration

 

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The 3DM-GX4-15™  is a miniature industrial-grade inertial measurement unit (IMU) and vertical reference unit (VRU) with high noise immunity, and exceptional performance.

Product Highlights

  • High performance integrated MEMS sensor technology provide direct and computed IMU and VRU outputs in a small package.
  • Triaxial accelerometer, gyroscope, temperature sensors, and a pressure altimeter achieve the best combination of measurement qualities.
  • Dual on-board processors run a sophisticated Adaptive Kalman Filter (AKF) for excellent static and dynamic inclination estimates and inertial measurements.
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  • List Price: $495.00
    List Price: $1,195.00

Best in Class Performance

  • Fully calibrated, temperature-compensated, and mathematically-aligned to an orthogonal coordinate system for highly accurate outputs
  • Bias tracking, error estimation, threshold flags, and adaptive noise modeling allow for fine tuning to conditions in each application
  • High-performance, low-drift gyros with noise density of 0.005°/sec/√Hz and VRE of 0.001°/s/g2RMS
  • Accelerometer noise as low as 25 ug/√Hz
  • Triaxial accelerometer, gyroscope, temperature sensors achieve the optimal combination of measurement qualities
  • Dual on-board processors run a new Auto-Adaptive Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) for outstanding dynamic pitch and roll.
  • Smallest, lightest, highest performance VR in its class

Ease of Use

  • User-defined sensor-to-vehicle frame transformation
  • Easy integration via comprehensive and fully backwardscompatible communication protocol
  • Robust, forward compatible MIP packet protocol

Cost Effective

  • Out-of-the box solution reduces development time
  • Volume discounts

Features for Our Lower Cost Vertical Reference Units

Expect a Best in Class Performance with Each Miniature Vertical Reference Unit

  • Fully calibrated, temperature-compensated, and mathematically-aligned to an orthogonal coordinate system for highly accurate outputs
  • High-performance, low-cost solution
  • Precision mounting alignment features
  • Bias tracking, error estimation, threshold flags, and adaptive noise modeling
  • Bias tracking, error estimation, threshold flags, and adaptive noise modeling allow for fine tuning to conditions in each application

Ease of Use for These 3DM® -CV5-15 Units

  • Easy integration via comprehensive and fully backwards-compatible communication protocol
  • Robust, forward compatible MIP packet protocol
  • Common protocol between 3DM-GX3, GX4, RQ1, GQ4, GX5, and CV5

Cost Effectiveness

  • Out-of-the box solution reduces development time
  • Volume discounts

Best in Class Performance

  • Fully calibrated, temperature-compensated, and mathematically-aligned to an orthogonal coordinate system for highly accurate outputs
  • Bias tracking, error estimation, threshold flags, and adaptive noise modeling allow for fine tuning to conditions in each application
  • High-performance, low-drift gyros with noise density of 0.005°/sec/√Hz and VRE of 0.001°/s/g2RMS
  • Accelerometer noise as low as 25 ug/√Hz

Ease of Use

  • User-defined sensor-to-vehicle frame transformation
  • Common protocol between 3DM-GX3, GX4, RQ1, GQ4, GX5, and CV5
  • Robust, forward compatible MIP packet protocol

Cost Effective

  • Out-of-the box solution reduces development time
  • Volume discounts

Best in Class Performance

  • Fully calibrated, temperature compensated, and mathematically aligned to an orthogonal coordinate system for highly accurate outputs
  • Bias tracking, error estimation, threshold flags, and adaptive noise modeling allow for fine tuning to conditions in each application.

Ease of Use

  • Easy integration via comprehensive SDK
  • Common protocol with the 3DM-GX4® and 3DM-RQ1™ sensor families for easy migration

Cost Effective

  • Out-of-the box solution reduces development time.
  • Volume discounts

Best in Class Performance

  • Fully calibrated, temperature compensated, and mathematically aligned to an orthogonal coordinate system for highly accurate outputs
  • Bias tracking, error estimation, threshold flags, and adaptive noise, magnetic, and gravitational field modeling allow for fine tuning to conditions in each application.
  • High performance, low drift gyros with noise density of 0.005°/sec/√Hz and VRE of 0.001°/s/g2RMS
  • Smallest and lightest industrial AHRS available

Ease of Use

  • User-defined sensor-to-vehicle frame transformation
  • Easy integration via comprehensive SDK
  • Common protocol with the 3DM-GX3® and 3DM-RQ1- 45™ sensor families for easy migration

Cost Effective

  • Out-of-the box solution reduces development time.
  • Volume discounts

Specifications

General

Integrated sensors

Triaxial accelerometer, triaxial gyroscope, and temperature sensors

Data outputs

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) outputs: acceleration, angular rate, delta theta, delta velocity

 


Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) Sensor Outputs

 

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Measurement range


±8 g (standard)
±2 g, ±4 g
, ±20 g, ±40 g (optional)

300°/sec (standard)

±75, ±150, ±900°

/sec (optional)

Non-linearity

±0.02% fs

±0.02% fs

Resolution

g   (+/- 8 g)

 

Bias instability

±0.04 mg

8°/hr

Initial bias error

±0.002 g

±0.04°/sec

Scale factor stability

±0.03%

±0.05%

Noise density

25 µg/√Hz (2 g)

0.005°/sec/√Hz (300°/sec)

Alignment error

±0.05°

±0.05°

Bandwidth

225 Hz

500 Hz

Offset error over
temperature

0.06% (typ)

0.04% (typ)

Gain error over temperature

0.03% (typ)

0.03% (typ)

Vibration induced noise

--

0.072°/s RMS/g RMS

Vibration rectification error (VRE)

0.03%

0.001°/s/g2 RMS

IMU filtering

Digital sigma-delta wide band anti-aliasing filter to digital averaging filter (user adjustable) scaled into physical units.

Sampling rate

1 kHz

4 kHz

IMU data output rate

1 Hz to 1000 Hz

Operating Parameters

Communication


TTL serial (3.0 V dc, 9,600 bps to 921,600 bps, default 115,200)

Power source

+3.2 to 5.2 V dc

Power consumption

300 mW (typ)

500 mW (typ)

Operating temperature

-40 °C to +85 °C

Mechanical shock limit

500 g (calibration unaffected)
1000 g (bias may change), 5000 g (survivability)

MTBF

(TBD)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions

38 mm x 24 mm x 9.7 mm

Weight

11 grams

Enclosure material

Aluminum

Regulatory compliance

ROHS, CE

Integration

Connectors

Data/power output: micro-DB9Samtec FTSH Series

Software

MIP Monitor, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 compatible

Compatibility

Protocol compatibility across 3DM®-GX3, GX4, RQ1, GQ4, GX5 and CV5 product families

Software development kit (SDK)

MIP data communications protocol with sample code available (OS and platform independent)

Specifications for the Inertial Measurement Unit Model 3DM-CV5-15

General

 

Integrated sensors

Triaxial accelerometer, triaxial gyroscope, temperature sensors, and pressure altimeter

Data outputs

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) outputs: acceleration, angular rate, ambient pressure, delta theta, delta velocity

 

Computed outputs:
Extended Kalman Filter (EKF):filter status, attitude estimates (Euler angles, quaternion, orientation matrix), bias compensated angular rate, pressure altitude, gravity-free linear acceleration, attitude uncertainties, gyroscope and accelerometer bias, scale factors and uncertainties, gravity models, and more.

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) Sensor Outputs

 

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Measurement range


±8 g (standard)
±2 g, ±4 g (optional)

±500°/sec (standard)

±250°, ±1000°/sec (optional)

Non-linearity

±0.04% fs

0.06% fs

Resolution

0.05 mg (+/- 8 g)

<0.003°/sec

Bias instability

±0.04 mg

8°/hr

Initial bias error

±0.004 g

0.1°/sec

Scale factor stability

±0.05%

±0.05%

Noise density

100 µg/√Hz

0.0075°/sec/√Hz (300°/sec)

Alignment error

±0.05°

±0.05°

Adjustable bandwidth

500 Hz (max)

500 Hz (max)

Offset error over
temperature

0.2% (typ)

0.1% (typ)

Gain error over temperature

0.05% (typ)

0.06% (typ)

Scale factor non-linearity
(@ 25° C)

0.04% (typ)

0.2% (max)

0.04% (typ)

0.15% (max)

IMU filtering

Digital averaging filter (user adjustable) sampled at 2 kHz and scaled into physical units; coning and sculling integrals computed at 1 kHz

Sampling rate

2 kHz

2 kHz

IMU data output rate

1 Hz to 1000 Hz

Pressure Altimeter

Range

-1800 m to 10,000 m

Resolution

< 0.1 m

Noise density

0.01 hPa RMS

Sampling rate

25 Hz

Computed Outputs

Attitude accuracy

EKF outputs: ±0.5° RMS roll and pitch (typ)

CF outputs: ±0.8° RMS roll & pitch (typ)

Attitude heading range

360° about all axes

Attitude resolution

0.05°

Attitude repeatability

0.2° (typ)

Calculation update rate

500 Hz

Computed data output rate

EKF outputs: 1 Hz to 500 Hz
CF outputs: 1 Hz to 500 Hz

Operating Parameters

Communication

USB 2.0 (full speed) TTL serial (3.0 V dc, 9,600 bps to 921,600 bps, default 115,200)

Power source

+ 3.2 to 5.2 V dc

Power consumption

200 mW (typ)

Operating temperature

-40 °C to +85 °C

Mechanical shock limit

500 g (calibration unaffected)
1000 g (bias may change), 5000 g (survivability)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions

38 mm x 24 mm x 9.7 mm

Weight

8 grams

Enclosure material

Aluminum

Regulatory compliance

ROHS, CE

Integration

Connectors

Data/power output: Samtec FTSH Series

(FTSH-105-01-F-D-K)

Software

MIP Monitor, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 compatible

Compatibility

Common protocol between 3DM-GX3, GX4, RQ1, GQ4, GX5, and CV5

Software development kit (SDK)

MIP data communications protocol with sample code available (OS and platform independent)

General

Integrated sensors

Triaxial accelerometer, triaxial gyroscope, temperature sensors , and pressure altimeter

Data outputs

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) outputs: acceleration, angular rate, ambient pressure, deltaTheta, deltaVelocity

 

Computed outputs:
Extended Kalman Filter (EKF):filter status, attitude estimates (Euler angles, quaternion, orientation matrix) , bias compensated angular rate, pressure altitude, gravity-free linear acceleration, attitude uncertainties, gyroscope and accelerometer bias, scale factors and uncertainties, gravity models, and more.

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) Sensor Outputs

 

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Measurement range


±8 g (standard)
±2 g, ±4 g
, ±20 g, ±40 g (optional)

300°/sec (standard)

±75, ±150, ±900°

/sec (optional)

Non-linearity

±0.02% fs

±0.02% fs

Resolution

0.02 mg (+/- 8 g)

0.003°/sec (300 dps)

Bias instability

±0.04 mg

8°/hr

Initial bias error

±0.002 g

±0.04°/sec

Scale factor stability

±0.03%

±0.05%

Noise density

25 µg/√Hz (2 g)

0.005°/sec/√Hz 0.005°/sec/√Hz (300°/sec)

Alignment error

±0.05°

±0.05°

Adjustable bandwidth

225 Hz (max)

250 Hz (max)

Offset error over
temperature

0.06% (typ)

0.04% (typ)

Gain error over temperature

0.03% (typ)

0.03% (typ)

Scale factor non-linearity
(@ 25° C)

0.02% (typ)

0.06% (max)

0.02% (typ)

0.06% (max)

Vibration induced noise

--

0.072°/s RMS/g RMS

Vibration rectification error (VRE)

-- 0.03%

-- 0.001°/s/g2 RMS

IMU filtering

Digital sigma-delta wide band anti-aliasing filter to digital averaging filter (user adjustable) scaled into physical units ; coning and sculling integrals computed at 1 kHz

Sampling rate

1 kHz

4 kHz

IMU data output rate

1 Hz to 1000 Hz

Pressure Altimeter

Range

-1800 m to 10,000 m

Resolution

< 0.1 m

Noise density

0.01 hPa RMS

Sampling rate

25 Hz

Compatibility

Common protocol between 3DM-GX3, GX4, RQ1, GQ4, GX5, and CV5

General

Integrated sensors

Triaxial accelerometer, triaxial gyroscope, and temperature sensors

Data outputs

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) outputs: acceleration, angular rate, deltaTheta, deltaVelocity

Computed outputs: attitude estimates (Euler angles, quaternion, orientation matrix)

Resolution

16 bit SAR oversampled to 17 bits

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) Sensor Outputs

 

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Measurement range

±5 g (standard)

±1.7, and ±50g. (option)

300°/sec (standard)

±50, ±600, ±1200°/sec (options)

Non-linearity

±0.1 % fs

±0.03 % fs

Bias instability

±0.04 mg

18°/hr

Initial bias error

±0.002 g

±0.25°/sec

Scale factor stability

±0.05 %

±0.05 %

Noise density

80 µg/Hz

0.03°/sec/Hz

Alignment error

±0.05°

±0.05°

Adjustable bandwidth

225 Hz (max)

440 Hz (max)

IMU filtering

Digitally filtered (user adjustable) and scaled to physical inputs; coning and sculling integrals computed at 1 kHz

Sampling rate

30 kHz

30 kHz

IMU data output rate

1 Hz to 1000 Hz

Computed Outputs

Roll and pitch accuracy

±0.5° (static, typ), ±2.0° (dynamic, typ)

Roll and pitch range

360° about all axes

Roll and pitch resolution

< 0.01°

Roll and pitch repeatability

0.2° (typ)

Calculation update rate

1000 Hz

Computed data output rate

1 Hz to 500 Hz

Operating Parameters

Communication

USB 2.0, TTL serial UART (3.3 V dc, 9,600 bps to

921,600 bps, default 115,200)

Power source

+ 3.1 to + 5.5 V dc

Power consumption

80 mA at 5 V dc (USB)

Operating temperature

-40 °C to +70 °C

Mechanical shock limit

500 g

Physical Specifications

Dimensions

38 mm x 24 mm x 11.6 mm

Weight

11.6 grams

Regulatory compliance

ROHS

Integration

Connectors

Data/power output: Samtec FTSH Series (FTSH-105-01-F-D-K)

Software

MIPMonitor, Windows XP/Vista/7/8 compatible

Compatibility

Protocol compatibility with 3DM-RQ1and 3DM- GX4® sensor families.

Software development kit (SDK)

MIPdata communications protocol with sample code available (OS and computing platform independent)

 

General

Integrated sensors

Triaxial accelerometer, triaxial gyroscope, temperature sensors, and pressure altimeter

Data outputs

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) outputs: acceleration, angular rate, ambient pressure, deltaTheta, deltaVelocity

Computed outputs: Adaptive Kalman Filter (AKF): filter status, GPS timestamp, attitude estimates (Euler angles, quaternion, orientation matrix), bias compensated angular rate, pressure altitude, gravity-free linear acceleration, attitude uncertainties, gyroscope and accelerometer bias, scale factors and uncertainties, gravity models, and more.

Complementary Filter (CF): attitude estimates (Euler angles, quaternion, orientation matrix), stabilized gravity vector, GPS correlation timestamp

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) Sensor Outputs

 

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

 

Measurement range

±5 g (standard)

±16 g (option)

300°/sec (standard)

±75, ±150, ±900°/sec (options)

Non-linearity

±0.03 % fs

±0.03 % fs

Resolution

<0.1 mg

<0.008°/sec

Bias instability

±0.04 mg

10°/hr

Initial bias error

±0.002 g

±0.05°/sec

Scale factor stability

±0.05 %

±0.05 %

Noise density

100 µg/Hz

0.005°/sec/Hz

Alignment error

±0.05°

±0.05°

Adjustable bandwidth

225 Hz (max)

250 Hz (max)

Offset error over temperature

0.06% (typ)

0.05% (typ)

Gain error over temperature

0.05% (typ)

0.05% (typ)

Scale factor non-linearity (@ 25° C)

0.02% (typ)

0.06% (max)

0.02% (typ)

0.06% (max)

Vibration induced noise

--

0.072°/s

RMS/g RMS

Vibration rectification error (VRE)

--

0.001°/s/g2

RMS

IMU filtering

4 stage filtering: analog bandwidth filter to digital sigma- delta wide band anti-aliasing filter to (user adjustable) digital averaging filter sampled at 4 kHz and scaled into physical units; coning and sculling integrals computed at 1 kHz

Sampling rate

4 kHz

4 kHz

 

IMU data output rate

1 Hz to 1000 Hz

Pressure Altimeter

Range

-1800 m to 10,000 m

Resolution

< 0.1 m

Noise density

0.01 hPa RMS

Sampling rate

25 Hz

Computed Outputs

Roll and pitch accuracy

AKF outputs: ±0.25° RMS (typical)

CF outputs: ±0.5° static (typical), ±2.0° dynamic (typical)

Roll and pitch range

360° about all axes

Roll and pitch resolution

< 0.01°

Roll and pitch repeatability

0.3° (typ)

Calculation update rate

500 Hz

Computed data output rate

AKF outputs: 1 Hz to 500 Hz

CF outputs: 1 Hz to 1000 Hz

Operating Parameters

Communication

USB 2.0 (full speed) RS232 (9,600 bps to 921,600 bps, default 115,200)

Power source

+ 3.2 to + 36 V dc

Power consumption

100 mA (typ),120 mA (max) with Vpri = 3.2 V dc to

5.5 V dc

550 mW (typ), 800 mW (max) with Vaux = 5.2 V dc to 36 V dc

Operating temperature

-40 °C to +85 °C

Mechanical shock limit

500 g (calibration unaffected)

1000 g (bias may change)

5000 g (survivability)

MTBF

1.2 million hours (Telcordia method I, GL/35C)

0.45 million hours (Telcordia method I, GM/35C)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions

36.0 mm x 24.4 mm x 11.1 mm (excluding mounting tabs), 36.6 mm (width across tabs)

Weight

16.5 grams

Enclosure material

Aluminum

Regulatory compliance

ROHS, CE

Integration

Connectors

Data/power output: micro-DB9

Software

MIPMonitor, MIPHard and Soft Iron

Calibration, Windows XP/Vista/7/8 compatible

Compatibility

Protocol compatibility with 3DM-GX3® and 3DM- RQ1-45sensor families.

Software development kit (SDK)

MIPdata communications protocol with sample code available (OS and computing platform independent)

 

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Technical Notes

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Inertial Sensor Analysis Tool

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Inertial Sensor Analysis Tool

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