Georeferencing and orientation system for air applications


Airins, engineered for optimal integration and ease-of use, makes use of iXblue’s 40 years of expertise in Fiber-Optic Gyroscope (FOG) technology.

Airins combines the latest motion sensing technology, electronics and embedded processing design in a single unit. This offers the most compact position, orientation and direct georeferencing system.


Main performances (with GNSS1)

Correction type SPS/Natural SBAS PPP* PPK**
Horizontal (X,Y) 1.200 0.600 0.060 0.020
Vertical (Z) 1.900 0.800 0.090 0.050
Heading2 (DEG) 0.020 0.020 0.010 0.005
Roll & Pitch 0.005 0.005 0.005 0.0025

(1) Actual results depend on the quality of the GNSS system used, satellite configuration, atmospheric conditions and other environmental effects.
(2) Secant latitude = 1 / cosine latitude.
* PPP: Precise Point Positioning (requires service subscription).
**PPK: Post Processing Kinematic using Advanced Post-Processing Software (smart coupling of INS and GNSS in forward / backward).


Apps is a post-processing and batch productivity tool for the iXblue survey INS product range: Atlans, Airins, Hydrins.

Powerful data management, visualization and editing features and processing features together with data export capability make this tool essential for quick and precise trajectory computation.

Apps incorporates the innovative GNSS/INS post-processing algorithm, named Septentrio iXblue GPS Inertial Link (SIGIL), which results from a collaborative development effort between Septentrio (GNSS receiver manufacturer) and iXblue.

Features and benefits

  • ITAR-free
  • High accuracy heading, roll and pitch
  • No drift in straight line: no need to break-off lines
  • Fast alignment
  • High banking angles
  • Industry-ready interface
  • Direct georeferencing: fewer or no ground control points needed
  • Higher altitude survey for extended coverage
  • Efficient time-saving operations
  • Easy integration: compatible with standard FMS, mounts, GPS, cameras and lidars
  • Fully automatic post-processing with the Advanced Post-Processing Software (Apps software) suit



  • Corridor mapping
  • Sensor gyrostabilization
  • UAV control and navigation
  • DTM generation
  • High altitude remote sensing
  • Multisensor survey: LiDAR, SAR, Hyperspectral
  • Digital and film camera
  • Urban planning
  • Coastal zone monitoring
  • Forestry
  • Environmental assessment