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6D inertial sensor unit for demanding transport tasks

The 6D inertial sensor unit of Honeywell's Tars (transportation attitude reference system) series enables simultaneous acquisition of rotation rate, acceleration, and tilt data for heavy-duty, off-highway, or other special vehicles.

The device can either be pre-configured by Honeywell for immediate installation or delivered with a customizable firmware (Source: Honeywell)

The sensors are now available from SE Spezial-Electronic. Communication is carried to the vehicle through CAN J1939 connectivity. The reference sensor unit Tars-IMU can be operated with either 5-V or 9-V to 36-V supply voltage and combines several special sensors in one housing. The algorithm for fusion and combination of the various sensor data can be adapted to customer requirements for specific vehicle applications via an integrated firmware.

Among other things, different filters can be set, for example for insignificant movements of the environment and the vehicle. The product works with the SAE J1939 network protocol optimized for CAN and transmits the current 6D data every 10 ms. The inertial sensor unit is controlled by a classic 16-pin Ampseal connector interface suitable in the automotive industry.

With it`s IP69/IP69K housing and three mounting points, the sensor unit, designed for operating temperatures from -40 °C to +85 °C, can be mounted at almost any point on the vehicle or transport container, explained the company.