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Product Status
The MicroStrain 3DM-GX5-AR is the smallest and lightest industrial VRU available. It features a triaxial accelerometer, gyroscope, and temperature sensors to achieve the optimum combination of measurement qualities.

The 3DM-GX5-AR is ideally suited for a wide range of applications, including platform stabilization antenna pointing and usage monitoring.
Features & Benefits

Best in Class Performance

  • Fully calibrated, temperature-compensated, and mathematically-aligned to an orthogonal coordinate system for highly accurate outputs
  • Bias tracking, error estimation, threshold flags, and adaptive noise modeling allow for fine tuning to conditions in each application
  • High-performance, low-drift gyros with noise density of 0.005°/sec/√Hz and VRE of 0.001°/s/g2RMS
  • Accelerometer noise as low as 25 ug/√Hz

Ease of Use

  • User-defined sensor-to-vehicle frame transformation
  • Common protocol between 3DM-GX3, GX4, RQ1, GQ4, GX5, and CV5
  • Robust, forward compatible MIP packet protocol

Cost Effective

  • Out-of-the box solution reduces development time
  • Volume discounts


  • High Performance Accelerometer
    • 25 µg/√Hz (8g option)
    • 80 µg/√Hz (20g option)
  • Super-stable Gyro
    • 8 dph in-run bias (-40 to +85°C)
    • Offset temperature hysteresis 0.05°/s
    • ARW 0.3°/√hr
  • Pitch-roll static/dynamic accuracy ±0.25°/0.4°


  • IMU sampling rate up to 1000Hz
  • Auto-adaptive EKF output rate up to 500Hz
  • Independently configurable IMU and EKF outputs
  • Forward compatible MIP Protocol optimizes bandwidth
  • SensorConnect software for configuration, control, display, and logging


  • CNC Anodized Aluminum
  • Precision alignment features
  • Highly compact and low profile
    • 36.0 mm x 36.6 mm x 11 mm
    • 16.5 grams
  • USB and RS-232 (up to 921600 BAUD) interfaces
  • –40 to +85 °C operating temperature range
Product Taxonomy
MicroStrain 3DM-GX5-15
  • Platform stabilization, artificial horizon
  • Health and usage monitoring of vehicles
Inertial Type
High-performance industrial-grade inertial measurement unit (IMU) and vertical reference unit (VRU).