inertial navigation system

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inertial navigation system

A self-contained navigation system using inertial detectors, which automatically provides vehicle position, heading, and velocity. Also called INS.
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Noun1.inertial navigation system - a system to control a plane or spacecraft; uses inertial forces
robot pilot, automatic pilot, autopilot - a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course
ballistic capsule, space vehicle, spacecraft - a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
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Therefore, advancement in the GPS and inertial navigation unit has resulted in propelling the growth of the LiDAR market in Europe.
The advancement in the GPS and inertial navigation unit technologies has also propelled the LiDAR market further.
The Moog Crossbow Model GNAV540 ruggedized GPS/IMU is a GPS-aided inertial navigation unit intended for use in ground-based vehicles.

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