Artisense Visual Inertial Navigation System PRO

Artisense VINS PRO is a cutting edge integrated vision solution delivering accurate 6D positioning in any location, in challenging environments, and that can be used independently of GNSS by the addition of map-based positioning to the sensor fusion engine.  Direct visual SLAM and advance sensor fusion of camera, IMU and GNSS combine to achieve next-generation positioning accuracy and dead-reckoning, ideal for use in a range of applications including;  robotics, ADAS, autonomous vehicles, mapping, ground-truthing and surveying.

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Description

VINS PRO offers additonal functionality to VINS including:

GNSS Independence – achieved by the inclusion of additional map-based positioning to the sensor fusion engine, enabling positioning without GNSS or other references, both indoors and outdoors.

Redundancy – in the unlikely event that both GNSS and the map-based positioning fail VINS PRO can fall back on to purely visual tracking.

How it works

Artisense SLAM algorithm tracks the position of the camera in 3D as it moves, ensuring centimetre accurate positioning. The direct SLAM process makes it more robust and accurate than feature-based, indirect methods.

Auto Exposure Control deals with sudden lighting changes and low light conditions.

Dynamic Object Masking excludes dynamic objects from the mapping and localisation optimisation.

Sensor fusion engine tightly meshes camera and IMU input and can also be fused with RTK GNSS.

Best positioning understanding is achieved using the sensor’s raw data input, solving potential optimisation issues.  This deep integration enables more accurate and robust positioning compared to a loosely coupled set of individual sensors where each sensor’s output is only averaged by weight.

Features

  • Positioning in six Degrees of Freedom (DoF), with or without GNSS
  • Adjustable output frequency, position confidence, velocity and more
  • Web-based dashboard for ease of control and monitoring
  • Nanosecond synchronization of cameras, IMU and GNSS
  • Easy to integrate sensor and retro-fit development kit
  • Additional map-based positioning completely independent of GNSS
  • Includes Artisense Sensor and ArtiSLAM software
  • Free software upgrades for 1 year

Applications

  • AGV and mobile robotics
  • ADAS and AV
  • Ground truthing
  • Image capture
  • Mapping
  • Asset management

Components

HardwareSensor head, compute module, GNSS receiver and antenna, cable accessories and secure case
SoftwareVINS software, web-based dashboard
DocumentationManual, factory calibration and quality reports

Output

ArtiMap-based Re-localizationVision-based 6DoF re-localization in local or geo-referenced coordinates
ArtiMap size ca. 30 MB/km
ArtiSLAM6 DoF pose in ECEF  / WGS84  and/or 6 DoF pose in local coordinate
Point cloud
ArtiFusionConfidence (covariance) output
Velocity [m/s]
ArtiSensorSensor synchronization < 100 ns
960×600 or 1920×1200 px @ 30 FPS in RAW10
Support for synchronization with other sensors

Interfaces

Output InterfaceROS, gRPC
Hardware InterfaceM12 Ethernet
User InterfaceWeb-based dashboard

Accuracy

 

Scenario

ArtiSLAM (visual-inertial only)
HorizontalVerticalHeadingRoll and Pitch
Urban (Day)0.6 %0.1 %0.001 deg/m0.0001 deg/m
Urban (Night)1.2 %0.3 %0.002 deg/m0.0002 deg/m

 

 

Scenario

ArtiMap-based Re-localisation
< 0.1m accuracy< 0.3m accuracy< 0.5m accuracy
Overcast>50%>80%>85%
Rain>30%>65%>70%
Snow>25%>70%>80%

Performance

Initialization time1 – 10 seconds
Re-initialization time1 – 3 seconds
LatencyConfigurable down to 0 ms latency
Output frequencyUp to 100 Hz

 

Hardware

OutputImageMonochrome RAW8 or RAW10
IMU data3 axis gyroscope and 3 axes accelerometer
Sensor componentsCameraTwo (2) automotive-grade grayscale HDR global shutter cameras
IMUMEMS IMU
Compute moduleNVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier
Storage512GB M.2 SSD
GNSS ReceiverSeptentrio mosaic-X5 as a default receiver
GNSS AntennaSupports L1, L2 and L5
DimensionsSensor head30 x 180 x 37.4 mm (stereo camera and IMU, including FAKRA plug).  150mm baseline
Compute module103 x 140 x 53 mm (contains NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier by default)
EnvironmentOperating temp – sensor head0-40°C
Operating temp – compute module0-60°C
IlluminationAn external light source is required
WeightSensor head160g
Compute module900g
PowerSensor head5W
Compute module13W
Input voltage9-20V
RecordingImage resolutionUp to 1920×1200 px
Image field of viewUp to H: 90 degrees V: 60 degrees
Camera rateMax. 140 FPS
IMU rateMax. ca. 6.7 kHz
GNSS rate10 Hz (RTK)
InterfaceSensor head to computeFPD-Link III
Compute module outputM12 Ethernet and micro-B USB2.0

SMA plug for GNSS antenna connection

Phoenix Contact PC5/2-GU-7,62 (mating connector included)

Sync in/out for synchronization with another clock source

MountingDefaultTwo ¼-20 UNC threads with 8.5 mm thread depth

Optional Components

ComponentDefaultCustomisation
GNSSReceiverSeptentrio mosaic-X5Please enquire for exclusion or different unit
AntennaSupports L1, L2 and L5Please enquire for exclusion or different unit
MountingWindscreen mountNot includedVariable angle 30° to 80° from the horizontal in 5° intervals
Custom mountAvailable on request
StorageInternal512 GB M.2 SSDUpgradable up to 2 TB
ExternalNonevia USB2.0
CablesCompute module to client3m M12-RJ45Variable-length
Sensor to compute module6m FAKRAVariable-length

Additional information

Manufacturer

Video

Data sheet

Artisense VINS and VINS Pro Datasheet

Finance and Shipping

Restrictions on customers

Please note that due to the high average transaction costs, we must adhere to Anti-money laundering legislation.  For new customers, this comes into effect when the transaction value is more than £8,800 (or equivalent in USD or EUR).

Please note that some products are restricted so we typically do a brief check on location and customer information before accepting self-service orders.

Online ordering (self service)

On orders up to £8,800 (or equivalent in USD or EUR), we offer online ordering with payment by all major credit cards. Payments can be made in GBP only.

Payment options for transactions over £8,800

Please contact us to complete our ‘Know Your Customer’ form for payments in advance (by BACS or Card) above this amount, or apply for a full ‘Credit Account’ for up to 30 days credit, on account.  Payments can be made in GBP, EUR or USD.

Shipping

Shipping by default is by FedEx and typically takes from one to five working days worldwide.  All packages are fully insured from us to you. 

Our incoterms are DDP (for UK customers) and DAP (for international customers, including EU).  Other incoterms may be available on request in special circumstances.

Goods can also be collected from our logistics centre. 

Loan finance

If you are in the US or most countries in Europe, Level Five Supplies is pleased to offer finance as a payment option.

Our appointed partners in the US and Europe can work with you to make equipment purchase more straightforward.

There are many reasons to consider using finance:

  1. Improves Cash Flow: When you finance your equipment, your cash isn’t tied up in the equipment. Instead, it’s free for other investments that will grow your business, produce income, and ensure the equipment you acquire earns profits over its lifetime.
  2. Preserves Other Lines of Credit: Tomorrow can bring many opportunities. Financing equipment means you’ll have the credit available (either from the bank or other sources) to take advantage of future opportunities.
  3. Hedges against inflation: Your monthly payment remains the same over the term of the lease or loan. Money paid later in the term usually have less purchasing power than those paid at the beginning of the term…so you pay for today’s equipment needs with tomorrow’s lower-value currency.
  4. Provides 100% financing: Even “soft costs” such as training, shipping, installation, and maintenance agreements can usually be included. So you can rest easy knowing that these associated costs won’t disrupt your cash flow.
  5. Simplifies equipment changes: Hiring additional workforce? Increasing efficiency? Additional equipment can easily be added to your existing loan or lease. Or, if you’re trying to stay ahead of the competition by staying ahead of technologies, the equity in your financed equipment can be applied toward the loan or lease of new equipment. These options solve the problems of obsolescence – and make your job easier.
  6. Eliminates hidden charges: You have no compensating balances, no closing costs, and no blanket liens or other restrictive covenants that banks use to increase customers’ cost. What you see is what you get.
  7. Offers excellent rates: Our finance partner rates are highly competitive.
  8. Saves on taxes: Depending on the type of finance agreement you select, as much as 100% of your payments may be tax deductible.
  9. Offers many payment programs: Our finance partners work for you, not us. You choose the type of loan or lease that best fits your needs, and you select the length of the loan or lease term.

The finance agreement is between you and the lender, and we don’t take commission or referral fees – but we’ve done the preparatory work of allocating a broker for the US, and another for Europe, explaining the technology, validating supplier products and explaining how the technology will be used so your application process is simplified and focused entirely on the financials.

The initial part of the process usually takes less than an hour and means that you can spread the cost of a higher value purchase of equipment like this over several months or even years, allowing you to better plan your project or department budgets, but also meaning you can get what you need over the coming years, not just what you can afford today.

Contact our Sales team to discuss your needs further.