LPMS-CANAL2: 9-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) / AHRS with CAN Connectivity and Waterproof Housing


The LP-Research Motion Sensor LPMS-CANAL version 2 (new version of 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 separate MEMS sensors (3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer) low-drift, low-latency 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-CANAL2 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 Roll: ±180°; Pitch: ±90°; Yaw: ±180°
Resolution < 0.01°
Accuracy < 0. 5° (static), < 2° RMS (dynamic)
Accelerometer 3 axes, ±20 / ±40 / ±80 / ±160 m/s2, 16 bits
Gyroscope 3 axes, ± 125 / ± 245 / ± 500 / ± 1000 / ± 2000 dps, 16 bits
Magnetometer 3 axes, ± 4 / ± 8 / ± 12 / ± 16 gauss, 16 bits
Pressure sensor 300 – 1100 hPa
Data output format Raw data / Euler angle / Quaternion
Data transmission rate up to 400 Hz
Power consumption < 155 mW @ 3.3 V
Power supply 5 to 15 V DC
Connector SACC-DSI-MS-5CON-PG 9/0,5 SCO, M12
Case material Aluminum, waterproof IP67
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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