inertial guidance system

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Related to inertial guidance system: inertial platform, inertial navigation 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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As the prime contractor for the Navy's Trident D5 missile guidance system, the company oversees the MARK 6 MOD 1 development team of more than 700 engineers from Draper and its major subcontractors as it modernizes the missile's MARK 6 inertial guidance system.
They can be programmed to move autonomously with an inertial guidance system.
The brain trust that brought the world some of the most significant scientific breakthroughs--the first electric self-starter, first moon car and the aircraft inertial guidance system used on the Boeing 747, among other developments--had become a victim of downsizing as the automaker's market share began to tumble and leaders began to chip away at what were considered unneeded costs.
The addition of an inertial guidance system coupled with a Global Positioning Satellite system has improved the accuracy of the rocket to significantly less than 5 meters.
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.
An inertial guidance system combines an on-board navigational gyroscope and encoded electronic signals to compare actual and expected positions (see artwork).