navX-Micro Robotics Navigation Sensor is designed to be compatible with the Android-Based FIRST Technology Challenge (FTC) and RoboRIO-based FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) Robotics Control Systems,. navX-Micro is based on the same core technology within the navX-MXP sensor now in use by hundreds of FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) teams including the 2016 FRC World Champion and runner-up team captain robots..
navX-Micro features a 32-bit ARM processor, the Invensense MPU-9250 sensor system-on-chip, and software algorithms which include enhanced sensor calibration, data fusion combining gyro, accelerometer and magnetometer data into a “9-axis heading”, and high-quality magnetometer calibration including magnetic disturbance detection. In addition to being an Inertial Measurement Unit, navX-Micro capabilities are referred to within the aerospace industry as an “Attitude/Heading Reference System” (AHRS). Kauailabs brings this high-tech AHRS capability to FIRST FTC teams – to use, learn and explore. navX-Micro is a key component of Kauailabs’ ongoing efforts to make state-of-the-art navigation technologies used in drones and autonomous vehicles (e.g., the Google Car) available to robotics students and enthusiasts as low-cost, open-source products.
Sophisticated Motion Processing
- High Accuracy, Low-latency Yaw, Pitch and Roll Angles
- Automatic Accelerometer/Gyroscope Calibration
- Quaternions and Gravity-corrected Linear Acceleration
- High-sensitivity Motion Detection
- Tilt-compensated Compass Heading
- 9-Axis absolute heading w/Magnetic disturbance detection
Inertial/Magnetic Measurement Unit
- Configurable Update Rate from 4 to 60Hz
- Access to Raw Data from Gyroscopes, Accelerometers and Magnetometers
Easy to Use
- Plug-n-Play connection on FTC and FRC robots via I2C interface
- Connection to Windows PC via USB Cable
- FTC and FRC Software libraries and sample code
- Support for Mounting in horizontal, vertical and even upside-down configurations via Omnimount
- Tools for Magnetometer Calibration
- A custom navX-Micro enclosure can be created with a 3D printer using provided Enclosure design files
- Alternatively, the navX-Micro enclosure can be purchased online.