Honeywell has expanded its HGuide industrial navigation portfolio with three new technologically advanced navigation systems — the Guide o360 inertial/global navigation system (INS/GNSS) navigator, Guide n500 inertial navigator and the Guide g080 GNSS receiver. The HGuide product line leverages Honeywell’s legacy of aerospace navigation expertise to bring a variety of industry-leading navigation systems at multiple price and performance points. These new products are specifically designed for a wide array of industrial and autonomous applications across air, land and sea vehicles and related equipment.
The HGuide o360 navigation system is a compact single-card, all-attitude INS/GNSS navigator that can deliver an accurate and robust position and attitude navigation service, even through GNSS-challenged or denied environments, to industrial and autonomous applications with all the features and compatibility needed for a simple integration.
“The HGuide o360 is an engineering marvel and a technological breakthrough. There are no similar competing products in the industry today that can achieve such a high-performance level at this price point and size,” said Matt Picchetti, vice president and general manager, Navigation & Sensors, Honeywell Aerospace. “The entire HGuide product line is suitable for a wide range of industries, including autonomous vehicles, marine and a host of industrial applications where accurate positioning and attitude information is required in real time.”
All three products of the HGuide product line will be showcased at the Honeywell Booth #1501 at AUVSI Xponential from April 26-28, 2022, and their key features are described below:
- The HGuide o360 INS/GNSS navigator contains a powerful dual antenna, multi-frequency, multiconstellation, real-time kinematic (RTK) capable GNSS receiver, Honeywell’s leading edge i300 inertial measurement unit (IMU) technology and a high-grade calibrated magnetometer. The HGuide o360 is specifically designed for platforms that require high performance navigation data in an ultra-low size, weight and power (SWAP) package.
- The HGuide n500 inertial navigator is the world’s first navigation-grade BYOG (Bring Your Own GNSS) all-attitude navigator that supports continuous position and attitude navigation even during regular prolonged GNSS outages. HGuide n500 is built on Honeywell’s leading-edge HG4930 IMU plus the widely accredited Honeywell HGuide Sensor Fusion (HGSF) software.
- The HGuide g080 GNSS receiver is a dual-antenna, triple-radio frequency, all-constellation GNSS receiver that delivers heading and positioning down to subcentimeter levels even in GNSS challenged environments. HGuide g080 includes an onboard IMU to allow tracking during short GNSS outages and enable smooth and fast reacquisition. The product is available with or without RTK functionality.
Inertial navigation systems are highly critical in navigation and comprise an IMU, a GNSS receiver and sensor fusion software. These components work together to calculate position, orientation and velocity to deliver critical navigation information in GNSS-denied areas such as urban canyons, bridges, tunnels, mountains, parking garages and dense forests.