LPMS-CANAL: 9-Axis IMU / AHRS / Motion Sensor with CAN Connectivity and Waterproof Housing


The LP-Research Motion Sensor LPMS-CANAL is an inertial measurement unit (IMU) / attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) with rugged and waterproof (IP67) housing. The unit is very versatile, performing accurate, high speed orientation measurements. By the use of three different MEMS sensors (3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer) low-drift, high-speed orientation data around all three axes is achieved.

The unit contains a 32-bit digital signal processor capable of running all calculations on-board in real-time. For more information on our sensor fusion method please refer to the IMUcore description.

LPMS-CANAL features a CAN bus interface that allows connecting the sensor to a larger CAN infrastructure. The sensor supports a minimal CANopen implementation as well as a customizable sequential CAN message format. The amount of measurement data transmitted via CAN bus can be freely configured using the LPMS-Control software. Depending on transfer rate settings of the sensor, data rates of up to 400Hz can be achieved.

Please note that configuration via CAN bus from a Windows PC requires a PEAK CAN-USB interface, which is not included with the sensor.


Communication interface CAN Bus
Communication protocol LpCAN / CANOpen
Size 48 x 40 x 23 mm
Weight 67.5g
Orientation range 360° about all axes
Resolution < 0.05°
Accuracy < 2° (dynamic) < 0.5° (static)
Accelerometer 3 axes, ±20 / ±40 / ±80 / ±160 m/s2, 16 bit
Gyroscope 3 axes, ±250 / ±500 / ±2000 °/s, 16 bit
Magnetometer 3 axes, ±130 – ±810 uT, 16 bit
Pressure sensor (optional) 300 – 1100 hPa
Data output format Raw data / Euler angle / Quaternion
Data transmission rate up to 400 Hz
Power consumption 165 mW @ 5 V
Power supply 4 – 18 V DC
Connector SACC-DSI-MS-5CON-PG 9/0,5 SCO, M12
Case material Aluminum
Temperature range – 40 to +80 °C
Software C++ library for Windows, Java library for Android, LpmsControl software and Open Motion Analysis Toolkit (OpenMAT) for Windows.


Product Package contents Price
1 x Waterproof cable
1 x User guide card
1 x Warranty service (1 year)
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