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February 18th, 2015
SBG Systems Releases the Apogee Series Accurate MEMS Inertial Navigation System

Apogee, State-of-the-art Highly Accurate INS/GNSS

SBG SYSTEMS takes another step forward with the release of the Apogee Series, the most accurate line of inertial navigation systems based on the robust and cost-effective MEMS technology. This state-of-the-art INS/GNSS integrates the very last generation of MEMS sensors and Tri-frequency GNSS receiver. Apogee achieves 0.008° in roll and pitch in real-time, and 0.005° in post-processing. With two antennas, it delivers a robust and accurate heading. “SBG SYSTEMS manufactures inertial systems from the concept to the production. The Apogee benefits from our high level of expertise in integrated design, IMU calibration, testing, and filtering” declares Alexis Guinamard, CTO of SBG SYSTEMS.

Integrated Solution for Mobile Mapping Applications

Apogee can be easily and precisely synchronized with LiDAR equipment thanks to a UTC time stamping accurate to 1 microsecond. This integrated INS/GNSS provides optimal position in multipath environment or during GNSS outages thanks to a tight GNSS integration and the continuous fusion of inertial and odometer data. To get the required positioning accuracy, Apogee supports RTK and every Precise Point Positioning services (Omnistar, Terrastar, etc.).

Cost-effective System for Aerial Mapping & Remote Sensing

With very low noise gyroscopes, its low latency, and its high resistance to vibrations, the Apogee allows aerial surveys by plane or helicopter. It provides real-time orientation and position data thanks to the direct fusion of inertial and GNSS information. Compact, lightweight and low power, the Apogee is easy to install, and configuration is made easy thanks to the embedded web interface. Apogee is the right choice for aerial mapping and remote sensing when high performance is needed within a tight budget.

Higher Accuracy with Post-processing

Orientation and position data can be recorded in the Apogee data logger. At the office, the user imports data in the post-processing software. This tool gives access to several RTK networks and reference station offline data (VRS, CORS, etc.). Additionally, it enhances orientation and position accuracy by a complete “backward/forward” calculation.

Extremely Versatile Product Line

Four models compose the Apogee line. The Apogee-A provides only orientation data. The Apogee-N additionally embeds a GNSS receiver; it is a compact solution with one antenna for land and aerial applications. The Apogee-D embeds a dual antenna GNSS receiver for accurate heading under low dynamics conditions. Completing the line, the Apogee-E delivers navigation data when connected to an external GNSS receiver or to the SplitBox with integrated GNSS.

Apogee Series Availability

The Apogee is ITAR Free. All models are available for order. Ordering information and delivery time are available from SBG Systems representatives and authorized SBG Systems dealers.

For more information about the new Apogee Series, please visit: http://www.sbg-systems.com/

SBG Systems – Redefine Motion Limits…

SBG Systems is a leading supplier of MEMS-based inertial motion sensing solutions. The company provides a wide range of inertial solutions from miniature to high accuracy. Combined with cutting-edge calibration techniques and advanced embedded algorithms, SBG Systems products are ideal solutions for industrial & research projects such as unmanned vehicle control, antenna tracking, camera stabilization, and surveying applications. In December 2014, SBG SYSTEMS has been ranked the 26th fast growing technology company in France, the 125th in EMEA.