Hemisphere Vector VS-i8 Inertial Navigation System

Hemisphere Vector VS-i8 Inertial Navigation System

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The Hemisphere Vector VS-i8 inertial navigation system is a small, lightweight, self-contained, all-attitude inertial navigation system which can be used in a wide variety of industrial applications where continuous navigation information is a critical component.



The Hemisphere VS-i8 is a high accuracy, high precision, Inertial Navigation System (INS) product. Featuring Honeywell® proprietary sensor fusion technology, the VS-i8 leverages a powerful multi-frequency, multi-constellation, RTK-ready navigation and positioning solution for a wide variety of GNSS platforms and applications.

The VS-i8 combines Hemisphere’s Athena RTK positioning engine, full Atlas L-band capability, and proven Honeywell IMU technology to deliver accurate time-stamped position, velocity, angular rate, linear acceleration, roll, pitch, and heading information. Featuring a lightweight compact size, the performance of the VS-i8 is ideal for marine, UAV, robotics, mapping, GIS, LiDAR, mobile mapping, and applications requiring high performance in a small package.


  • Athena GNSS engine-providing best-in-class RTK performance
  • Extremely accurate dual-antenna heading
  • Atlas® L-band capable
  • Non-ITAR controlled
  • 0.03° heading, 0.015° pitch and roll accuracy on a 2m baseline
  • Rugged IP68 enclosure
  • Onboard data logging
  • SDK, ROS drivers available

Technical Specifications

GNSS Receiver Specifications
Receiver Type:INS with Multi-Frequency GPS, GLONASS,
BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC (IRNSS), and
Atlas L-band
Signals Received:GPS L1CA/L1P/L1C/L2P/L2C/L5
BeiDou B1i/B2i/B3i/B1C/B2a/B2b/ AceBOC
GPS Sensitivity:-142 dBm
SBAS Tracking:3-channel, parallel tracking
Atlas L-band Channels:Dual-Channel
Atlas Satellite Selection:Manual and Automatic
Ports:2x Power / Data
Interface Levels:2x RS-422, 1x RS-232, 5V CMOS, USB, Ethernet, CAN ISO 11898-2 Correction I/O
Protocol:NTRIP Client, Hemisphere GNSS proprietary ROX format, RTCM v2.3, RTCM v3.2, CMR2, CMR+2
Output Rate:GNSS 10 Hz Standard / Optional 20 Hz, INS up to 100 Hz Standard
Timing & Event I/O:2x Event In, Direct Quadrature Encoder Input, 2x PPS
Sensor Input, Optional:Odometer (DMI)
Onboard Logging:16 GB With USB 2.0 Access
Dimensions:9.0 L x 6.0 W x 6.0 H (cm)
9.1 L x 6.5 W x 3.1 H (in)
Weight:<0.5 kg (<1.1 lb.)
Status Indicators (LED):Power, GNSS, Navigation, Data Power/Data
Connectors:2x Fischer Core 16 Contact DBPU 104 A086
Antenna Connectors:2x SMA
Operating Temperature:-40°C to +71°C (-40°F to +160°F)
Storage Temperature:-40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
Humidity:95% non-condensing
Enclosure:IP68 per IEC 60529
Mechanical Shock:40g for 11 msec (MIL-STD-810G)
Vibration:Random 7.7g RMS 20-2000 Hz
MTBF:>50,000 hours, ground mobile 25°C
EMC, Certifications:RoHS, WEEE, FCC Part 15, ICES-003, CISPR 32, CE Mark Compliant
Input Voltage:9 to 36 V DC
Power Consumption:7.5 W nominal
Antenna Voltage Output:5 V DC maximum



Hemisphere GNSS products come with a one-year warranty. The warranty, provided by Hemisphere GNSS, means products are guaranteed against defective material and workmanship under normal use for a period of 12 months from the date of shipment. Accessories come with a similar 90-day warranty. The warranty is covered in more detail in the Hemisphere GNSS Service Policy document.

Why Buy from Us?

In business since 2004, Canal Geomatics is an authorized dealer for Hemisphere GNSS and has established itself as an industry-leading distributor of high-precision positioning products in North America. Our mission is to find the best solution for each unique application and extend premium support to ensure the long-term success of our customers. We offer both volume and reseller discounts for the majority of our product lines.


The Vector VS-i8 Inertial Navigation System from Hemisphere GNSS is available through Canal Geomatics. Please use the Request Pricing form to contact us for further information.