inertial guidance


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inertial guidance

n.
Guidance of an aircraft or spacecraft in which gyroscopic and accelerometer data are used by a computer to maintain a predetermined course. Also called inertial navigation.
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inertial guidance

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inertial navigation

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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a method of controlling the flight path of a missile by instruments contained within it. Velocities or distances covered, computed from the acceleration measured by these instruments, are compared with stored data and used to control the speed and direction of the missile. Compare celestial guidance, terrestrial guidance
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iner′tial guid′ance


n.
an on-board system that determines an aerospace vehicle's course by means of devices, as a gyroscope and accelerometer, that measure the accelerations of the vehicle in flight. Also called iner′tial naviga′tion.
[1950–55]
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inertial guidance

A guidance system designed to project a missile over a predetermined path, wherein the path of the missile is adjusted after launching by devices wholly within the missile and independent of outside information. The system measures and converts accelerations experienced to distance traveled in a certain direction.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Noun1.inertial guidance - a method of controlling the flight of a missile by devices that respond to inertial forces
steering, guidance, direction - the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"
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See Draper, "On the Evolution of Accurate Inertial Guidance Instruments," p.
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Other than that, the missile has features to deceive anti-ballistic missiles and uses an advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring capabilities.
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Prithvi, the first missile developed under India's prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads and thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines, uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory.
Gone are wires: In their place are lasers, inertial guidance and vision-based systems using everything from reflectors, targets and magnets to bar codes in its immediate environment to keep the vehicle within its designated path.
Probert was a member of the inertial guidance engineering teams for both the Mace and the Titan II missile systems.
The authors also explain the map-matching Automatic Terrain Recognition and Navigation guidance system used in the Mace A missile and the Mace B's inertial guidance system.
With an effective range of 165 kilometers, the missiles are able to pinpoint targets using global positioning and inertial guidance technology.
Prithvi, which has features to deceive anti-ballistic missiles, uses an advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring capabilities and reaches its target with a few metres of accuracy.
Nine metres in length and one metre in diameter, the Prithvi-II uses an advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory.
The craft uses inertial guidance and GPS tracking to reunite with the submarine, which retrieves it.

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