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Microstrain have provided discounted pricing on a 3DM-GX-45 GPS aided inertial navigation system for use in the 2011/12 Outback UAV challenge. 

Key features of the 3DM-GX3-45:

  • Fuses data from GPS and AHRS to provide single optimal navigation solution.
  • RS232 or USB interface (I went for RS232).
  • Can compensate very well for GPS outages of 30 seconds.
  • Tiny size (24mm x 44mm)


NI Single Board RIO 9606

Single Board RIO 9606


National Instruments is providing Rescue Robotics with a sbRIO-9606 embedded computer & software for the 2011/12 Outback UAV Challenge.

The main features of the 9606:

  • 400 MHz processor with real time OS.
  • 512 MB nonvolatile storage, 256 MB DRAM.
  • Xilinx Spartan-6 LX45 FPGA.
  • 96 3.3 V configurable DIO lines.
  • Mezzanine connector to interface FPGA with custom daughter board.
  • 10.3cm x 9.65cm dimensions.
  • Can be fully programmed in LabVIEW

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