The instruments provided for the journey consisted of two barometers, two thermometers, two compasses, a sextant, two chronometers, an artificial horizon
, and an altazimuth, to throw out the height of distant and inaccessible objects.
"The conventional artificial horizon
provides a direct reading indication of the bank and pitch attitude of the aircraft which is accurately indicated by a miniature aircraft pictorially displayed against a horizon bar and as if observed from the rear.
The introduction of the conventional artificial horizon
in 1927 allowed pilots to fly safely in cloud, which had not been possible till then.
It is also developing drive-by-wire technologies, such as 'artificial horizon
', which uses driver commands, GPS, traffic statistics, car radar and vehicle-to-vehicle communications to prepare the vehicle for upcoming corners, hills, traffic and intersections.
Martin Thomas, The Artificial Horizon
: imagining the Blue Mountains, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2003, 313 pages; ISBN 0 522 85072 3.
Its camera is also its global positioning system, altimeter, compass, artificial horizon
and engine controls.
This is the nineteenth-century surveyor's artificial horizon
, an instrument incorporating a disc of mercury which, when stationary, would assume the horizontal and, by virtue of its reflecting surface, allow the determination of angular measurements above the horizon.
"If there were ever a place in New York to find such items as an artificial horizon
, beam compass, hand cast brass ship bells with iron cast clappers, books, charts, boat-swains' whistles, maps and foghorns, it is New York Nautical," explains Ms.
Comfort - optimises ride comfort using ``Sky Hook'' control technology to make the car feellike it is suspended from an artificial horizon
There are some modern-day aids to give you a helping hand including an autopilot and an artificial horizon
Hawkes is hoping to develop an artificial horizon
indicator, similar to those used on airplanes, for use in murky water.
Studying Afro-Brazilian dance, she became fascinated by its polyrhythms and movement vocabulary, which led to works like Incorrect Translations (1982), for which she formed Jane Comfort and Company, and Artificial Horizon