Advanced Navigation announced the release of Spatial Dual, its dual antenna GNSS/INS. Spatial Dual is a ruggedized miniature GPS-aided inertial navigation system and AHRS that provides position, velocity, acceleration and orientation.

It combines temperature calibrated accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers and a pressure sensor with a dual antenna RTK GNSS receiver. These are coupled in a sophisticated fusion algorithm to deliver accurate and reliable navigation and orientation.

Spatial Dual contains the Trimble BD982 GNSS receiver, which is a triple frequency dual antenna RTK GNSS receiver. Using dual frequency moving baseline RTK, Spatial Dual is able to provide heading accuracy of less than 0.1 degrees using its dual antennas. The dual antenna heading works while both stationary and moving and allows for accurate heading in both slow moving and 3D vehicles, where equivalent single antenna systems must rely on magnetic heading. An additional benefit of the dual antennas is the ability to measure slip angle to within 0.2 degrees.

Spatial Dual supports all of the current and future satellite systems, including GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO and BeiDou. In addition, Spatial Dual supports RTK for centimeter positional accuracy and the recent Omnistar G2 network for 10 centimeter accuracy.

Spatial Dual provides position, velocity and orientation at rates up to 1000Hz for highly dynamic applications. When Spatial Dual loses a GNSS fix it continues to navigate using dead reckoning inertial navigation to provide seamless navigation data through tunnels and other outage situations.