MicroStrain ML5-AR Industrial Tilt & Angular Rate Sensor, IP68/69K package

The MicroStrain ML5-AR, Attitude Reference, delivers low-cost precision measurements of dynamic inclination, acceleration and angular rate in challenging environments specifically designed for those encountered by heavy-duty construction, off-highway, agriculture, mining and trucking industries.

The ML5-AR utilizes the power of a sophisticated Auto-Adaptive Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) to remove errors associated with vibration, sudden linear motions and quake, resulting in a true reading of inclination under all conditions.

State-of-the-art temperature compensation and calibration assures error-free performance over the full operational temperature range.

The compact size, wide 4.5 to 36 V power range, IP68/IP69K rating and CAN J1939 or CANopen communications interface make the ML5-AR a single part solution for a full range of vehicle sizes and applications.



  • High performance high-g accelerometer
    • 120 µg/√Hz
    • ±8 g range
  • High performance Gyroscope
    • 1000°/S
  • Attitude accuracy ±0.5°
  • Attitude resolution 0.02°
  • Fully calibrated and temperature compensated
    –40 to +85°C


  • Adjustable sampling rates up to 500Hz (100Hz default)
  • Triple power flexibility:
    • 5V regulated
    • 12V unregulated vehicle bus
    • 24V unregulated vehicle bus
  • Single CAN command adjusts for any mounting orientation
  • Fully compliant to strict automotive and off-highway test standards


  • PBT Thermoplastic, Reinforced, Hermetically sealed
  • Ingress protection IP68, IP69K
  • Highly compact and low profile
    • 80.0mm x 55.0mm x 24.0mm
    • 110.5 grams
  • J1939 or CANopen bus interface options

Use Cases

Off Highway Vehicles

Industry-exclusive mechanical isolation provides stable performance under shock and vibration

Available rugged packaging (IP68/IP69K pressure wash) with waterproof industry standard AMPSEAL 16 four pin connector

Available industry standard CAN J1939 or CANopen protocols allow easy integration

Mobile Robotics

Low-noise, linear, and stable MEMS gyros and accelerometers enable superior heading accuracy during turns & bumps

Auto-adaptive Kalman Filter algorithms provide exceptional dynamic performance

Auto self-calibration and automatic anomaly rejection make units with magnetometer reliable and accurate heading reference

Fully calibrated and temperature compensated IMUs provide stable performance in demanding environments


Compact, state-of-the art inertial sensors with proven fifth generation high-performance industrial grade solid-state MEMS accelerometer and gyro inertial sensor technology.

Low-cost, compact size and full 360-degree measurement range about all axes

Full accuracy over the entire operational temperature range of -40°C to 85°

Auto-Adaptive Extended Kalman Filter for optimal dynamic accuracy and on-vehicle performance.

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