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Ellipse Series 3rd Generation: SBG Systems renews its popular line of miniature inertial sensors with high-end functionalities and dual frequency RTK

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October 08, 2020

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SBG Systems to announce the third generation of its popular line of miniature inertial sensors called the Ellipse Series. This renewed product line benefits from a 64bit architecture allowing high precision signal processing. All the INS/GNSS now embed a dual-frequency, quad constellations GNSS receiver for centimetric position and higher orientation accuracy.

SBG Systems is the only manufacturer of miniature to high accuracy Inertial Navigation Systems mastering the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) design, calibration, and filtering. All improvements made in the high-end lines could naturally benefit to the Ellipse miniature line.

High-end Inertial Navigation Technology in the Smallest Form Factor The company is proud to present the third generation of its popular range of miniature inertial sensors called the Ellipse Series. The line is composed of four models: the Ellipse-A is a motion sensor, the Ellipse-E provides navigation with an external GNSS receiver, the Ellipse-N is a single antenna RTK GNSS/INS and the Ellipse-D is a dual-antenna RTK GNSS/INS. With its new 64-bit architecture, the Ellipse Series 3rd generation enables the use of high precision algorithms and technology used in high-end inertial systems such as rejection filters, FIR filtering, etc. All Ellipse miniature INS are now RTK-enabled without extra cost and output raw data for post-processing. All these features are made possible in small and robust aluminum enclosure box version, but also in the 17-gram OEM version providing unmatched performance/size ratio.

Ellipse-D, the Smallest Dual-frequency, Dual-antenna RTK GNSS/INS Whether you choose the box or the OEM version, get the best performance/price/size ratio with the new Ellipse-D. With its dual frequency RTK GNSS receiver, the Ellipse-D provides a centimetric position. Dual frequency provides a way more robust heading and position computation than single frequency receivers. It allows unmatched performance in attitude (0.05°) and in heading (0.2°). With its dual-antenna capability, Ellipse-D provides precise heading in a few seconds, in all dynamic conditions, and even in challenging GNSS conditions. It is also immune to magnetic disturbances. Ellipse-D is quad-constellation, meaning it could use simultaneously satellites from GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU, and GALILEO for more signal availability in challenging navigation conditions.

The most reliable line of miniature inertial sensors with 2-year warranty Robustness and reliability have always been at the core of the Ellipse Series. Designed with high quality industrial-grade components, Ellipse IMU, AHRS, and INS are highly tested and calibrated in dynamic and temperature for a consistent and repeatable behavior in all conditions. Highly trustworthy, the Ellipse Series is the only miniature inertial sensors coming with a two-year warranty.

ITAR-free Inertial Sensors for the Defense industry
All Ellipse sensors are recognized for their high resistance to shock and vibration, making them ideal for defense application. The Ellipse-D dual antenna GNSS/INS allows very reliable antenna pointing with instant heading initialization and robust data in all temperature and in low dynamics. The Ellipse-E is able to fuse inertial with external navigation information such as from a SAASM receiver.

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