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FOG INS/GNSS
zGo - FC
zGo - FC
zGo - FC, surrounding image

zGo - FC is a strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS) based on precise Fiber Optic Gyroscopes (FOG) and high-performance quartz accelerometers. The system has internal high-frequency GNSS receiver (GPS, GLONASS, SBAS, Galileo and Beidou) and barometrical sensor. The combination of sensors data and the GNSS information allows the system to provide excellent orientation and calculate the linear speeds of an object, its coordinates and altitude. The system has the ability to calculate the accurate position and orientation during GNSS outages. Additionally, the system can also determine the accurate initial value of heading (no need to use magnetic sensor signal at all). Moreover, the system has a set of various navigation algorithms proposed for different vehicles to achieve the best accuracy results.


zGo - FC features

  • High frequency full navigation solution: angular velocities, accelerations, angles, speeds and coordinates
  • Stable performance from -40 °C to +60 °C due to factory calibration
  • The system includes:
    • 64 GB of internal data storage
    • An avionic and a land navigation kits with additional external sensors
    • Tuning support through an HTTP interface
    • A free demo PC software for Windows

zGo - FC applications

  • Robotics
  • UAV flight control systems
  • Aircrafts control and navigation
  • Land surveying
  • Marine surveying
  • Antennas control systems
  • Targeting and stabilization of cameras
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles
  • Train navigation and track geometry measuring systems

zGo - FC sensors characteristics


Angular rate 250 °/sec
Gyro bias repetability at fixed temperature 0.03 °/h
Gyro bias repetability at changing temperature 0.1 °/h
Acceleration rate 10 g
Acc. bias repetability 0.5 mg

zGo - FC system characteristics


Dimensions 245 x 180 x 140 mm
Weight 6.5 kg
Power 12...30 VDC, 40W
Temperature -40 °C ... +60 °C
Vibration 5 g, 20 Hz...20 KHz
Shock 50 g, 3 msec
MTBF 20000 hrs

zGo - FC measurement ranges


Attitude angles range Roll: ± 180°
Pitch: ± 90°
Heading: 0...360°
Linear speed range 0...250 m/s
Altitude range -500...9000 m
Static pressure range 450...850 mmHg
Operating coordinates Latitude: ±70 °
Longitude: ±180 °

zGo - FC input/output characteristics


Output interfaces RS-422 x 2
RS-232 x 1
Ethernet
Sensors sampling rate 400 Hz (base setup)
INS output data rate 100 Hz (base setup)
GNSS output data rate 10 Hz (base setup)
GPIO signals PPS, Power, Self-test Calculation, Alignment

zGo - FC accuracy characteristics (1σ)


INS/GNSS mode

Stand alone navigation kit
INS/GNSS + ADS + magnetometer mode

Avionic navigation kit
INS/GNSS + odometer mode

Land navigation kit
GNSS signal Good Lost Good Lost Good Lost
Attitude 0.05 ° 0.1 ° 0.05 °
Heading Initial heading accuracy: (0.12 · sec(φ)) °
0.12 · sec(φ) ° + 0.1 °/h 0.12 · sec(φ) ° + 0.05 °/h
Magnetic heading not supported 0.5 not supported
Tracking angle 0.3 ° (1) drift 0.1 °/h 0.3 ° (1) drift 0.05 °/h 0.3 ° (1) drift 0.05 °/h
Linear speed 0.1 m/s 5 m/s 0.1 m/s 1.5 m/s 0.1 m/s
Coordinates 6 m 5 NMPH (2) 6 m 3 NMPH(2) 6 m 0.35 % of DT per first hour (2)
Altitude 6 m 10 m 6 m 10 m 6 m 10 m

Note: Technical specifications can be changed upon customer's request
(1) After 10 seconds moving with the speed more than 5 m/s including good GNSS signal
(2) DT - distance traveled, NM - nautical miles, NMPH - nautical miles per hour


More information about zGo - FC (.pdf)


Fin-de-Praz 24, CH-2024 St-Aubin-Sauges, Switzerland      phone +41 (0)32 835 35 15  www.zgoptique.swiss