MTi

Miniature MEMS based AHRS

The 3rd generation MTi contains gyroscopes, accelerometers and magnetometers in 3D, which enables it to output drift free orientation and calibrated data in real time. It has been proven in the field with 10.000s units shipped.

  • Reliable MEMS based orientation sensor
  • Featuring Xsens Kalman filter
  • On board DSP, running sensor fusion algorithm

Overview

EOL notice

 

ImportantEnd-of-Life. The MTi is Xsens 3rd generation product. On August 31st, 2013, Xsens has issued an End-of-Life notice for the 3rd generation MTi products. Details on the EOL can be found in the End of Life Notice MTi 3rd generation (PDF). The product is still in production, however it is not recommended for new designs. Please refer to the new MTi 10-series and MTi 100-series for the 4th generation MTi.

Overview

  • Real-time computed attitude/heading and inertial dynamic data
  • 360º orientation referenced by gravity and Earth Magnetic Field
  • Integrated 3D gyroscopes, accelerometers and magnetometers
  • On board DSP, running sensor fusion algorithm
  • Gyroscopes enable high-frequency orientation tracking
  • High update rate (120 Hz), inertial data processing at max 512 Hz
  • Individually calibrated for temperature, 3D misalignment and sensor cross-sensitivity
  • Accepts and generates synchronization pulses
  • Compact and robust design
  • Easy integration in any system (OEM) application
  • Low weight, ultra-low power consumption

Specifications and downloads

InterfacesRS-232, RS-485, RS 422 (max 921k6 bps) and USB (ext. converter)Dimensions58 x 58 x 22 mm
Operating Voltage4,5 – 30 VStatic accuracy (roll/pitch)< 0.5 deg
Power Consumption350 mWStatic accuracy (heading)< 1 deg
Operating temperature range-40 to +85 ºCDynamic accuracy2 deg RMS
Gyro Bias Stability20 deg/hAngular resolution0.05 deg
Timing accuracy10 ppmWeight58 g

Applications

Unmanned Control is used in:
Unmanned Control, Heavy Industry, Underwater Systems, Bore Industry, Ground Robotics, Offshore and Training & Simulation.

Cases

SkySails uses MTi to stabilize towing kite
SkySails towing kite
The innovative SkySails Propulsion System uses wind energy to reduce fuel costs and emission levels.
Warwick Mobile Robotics (Hexakopter)
Hexakopter
Warwick Mobile Robotics is a collection of projects under development at the University of Warwick in the field of mobile robotics.
MTi helps in predicting a thrown ball’s trajectory
Humanoid Rollin' Justin
MTi helps in predicting a thrown ball’s trajectory by the DLR’s Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics.
Xsens MTi’s used in fleet of autonomous robots
WAMbot
Xsens MTi’s used in fleet of autonomous robots.
Unmanned Vehicle (DARPA Challenge)
Unmanned Vehicle
Unmanned Vehicle at DARPA Challenge by the University of Louisiana.
Stabilization of a walking robot
FLAME
Stabilization of a walking robot by the Delft University of Technology.
Control system for unmanned helicopter
Unmanned helicopter
Delft Dynamics develops control systems for manned and unmanned vehicles.

Development kit

First-time users are advised to start with the MT Development Kit. The Development Kit contains an MTi, a USB cable, a suitcase and the MT Software Suite on a USB flash drive.

MT Software Suite

 

The MT Software Suite gives easy access to Xsens’ products, allowing users to configure and easily integrate the MTi in their own applications. The suite contains a specially developed and easy-to-use graphical user interface, as well as drivers for various operating systems and many other useful tools, example source code and documentation.

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