Now a new tilt sensor module is available from ACEINNA — a MEMS-based MTLT305D dynamic tilt sensor module that’s suitable for robotics, offroad and construction equipment, automotive advanced drive assist systems, and wind-turbine towers. It combines accelerometers, gyroscopes and a temperature sensor with advanced calibration and correction algorithms to provide accurate 3D acceleration, 3D rate and Pitch and Roll measurement in dynamic, moving vehicle applications.
The MTLT305D uses sensor fusion in the form of Extended Kalman Filtering and calibration algorithms to reach 0.5° tilt and <10 mg acceleration accuracy in myriad dynamic conditions. It is calibrated to accurately operate in temperatures from -40° to +85° C. The completely sealed compact module (65 x 66 x 27 mm) with integrated connector is even suitable for rugged agriculture applications. The tilt sensor module is also reliable MTBF exceeding 50k hours and is ITAR-free.
The tilt sensor module includes CAN J1939 and RS232 interfaces for network connectivity. Its miniature plastic housing is durable under hazardous environments (IP68 and IP69K ratings), and an Ampseal 16, 6 position connector in included. The module accepts 4.9 to 32-V input (and it’s qualified for use in both 12-V and 24-V vehicle platforms).
“This new Dynamic Tilt Sensor Module provides top performance for the price in the industry,” says Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA. “The MTLT more compact than competing modules and it’s extremely rugged and capable.”
Easy to integrate, the MTLT305D supports industry standard SAE J1939 messaging over the CAN bus. Included ACEINNA NAV-VIEW software provides a simple graphical interface (GUI) to display, record, playback, and analyze all MTLT305D parameters over an RS232 port. NAV-VIEW can also be used to set a wide range of user-configurable fields in the MTLT305D to optimize the system performance for various dynamic applications.
The new MTLT305D is available for purchase directly from ACEINNA online or through distributors. For more information and a data sheet on the MTLT305D, visit https://www.aceinna.com/inertial-systems/MTLT305D.