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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