Unveiling the 3DMCV7 Tactical Grade Inertial Sensors

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  • Published Fri, 06/10/2022 - 09:34

Parker Unveils 3DMCV7 Inertial Sensors That Deliver Tactical Grade Performance

Next generation inertial sensing technology uniquely optimized for the demanding nature of OEM robotics applications.

WILLISTON, Vt., May 27, 2022 - The Parker LORD Noise, Vibration and Harshness Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has expanded its MicroStrain sensing portfolio with the launch of the 3DMCV7-AHRS and 3DMCV7-AR inertial sensors. The 3DMCV7 sensors offer tactical grade inertial performance in the smallest and lightest OEM package yet. Specifically designed for high volume OEM robotics applications, the 3DMCV7 sensors deliver consistently accurate results at an incredible value.

3DMCV7 sensors are designed with autonomous vehicles in mind. Photo courtesy of Clearpath Robotics.

Feedback from customers was clear: robotics applications demand inertial solutions with robust timing features. In response, Parker designed the 3DMCV7 sensors with a new timing engine at their core. Precision data timestamping, low latency output, extensive time synchronization capabilities and a 1 KHz output data rate enable the 3DMCV7 sensors to provide customers with unmatched performance and reliability.

Regularly updated software and user-friendly APIs streamline the sensor integration process.

The 3DMCV7 sensors come with factory supported ROS1 and ROS2 drivers, as well as a multi-language (C++, Python, MATLAB, LabVIEW) software communications library that simplifies software development, allowing engineers to spend less time on sensor integration and more time on their core mission challenges.

“Our team has worked tirelessly to design and develop the best possible OEM inertial sensors for a wide variety of demanding applications,” said Justin Bessette, engineering manager, Parker. “We are excited to introduce tactical grade performance at a previously unattainable price point.”

Parker’s 3DMCV7 sensors are available as an IMU/AHRS (Attitude and Heading Reference System) and IMU/AR (Attitude Reference). Both options will be available to ship beginning June 2022.

Learn more about Parker’s 3DMCV7 inertial sensors at microstrain.com/inertial-sensors/3dmcv7-ahrs.

About Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at www.parker.com or @parkerhannifin.