inertial guidance system


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Noun1.inertial guidance 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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up to 18 km) relies on its own inertial guidance system.
An inertial guidance system developed for the X-20 was later used on the X-15 rockets, as was an electric, rather than hydraulic, flight control system.
Having decided that, the planners now also propose using an inertial guidance system such as flight simulators use for pointing the telescope.
Sources said the Prithvi-11 missile was ingenuously developed in India and uses Advanced Inertial Guidance System with maneuvering trajectory to reach targets with reasonable accuracy.
A mere four years later, a 28,800-pound, two-stage ballistic missile with a range of 1,200 nautical miles, powered by solid fuel rocket motors and guided by an inertial guidance system, broke the surface of the water like never before.
The missile uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory.
The missile which has the features to deceive any anti-ballistic missiles uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory and reaches the targets with a few metres' accuracy.
L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Space and Navigation division's RIFCA (Redundant Inertial Flight Controller Assembly) inertial guidance system utilized by Boeing on the Delta Rocket has achieved it's 50th consecutive launch with 100% mission success on all 50 launches to date.
In addition, its point-and-shoot, fire-and-forget inertial guidance system minimizes gunner operations and corrects for in-flight disturbances such as cross-wind.