inertial navigation

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Noun1.inertial navigation - 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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It is the first maritime inertial navigation system to move from the existing ring laser technology to Northrop Grumman's new enhanced fiber optic gyro technology (eFOG[TM]).
The Ghost Plane is driven by the position, velocity and attitude data gathered during flight from the onboard Inertial Navigation System (INS).
When GPS signal is disturbed or shielded, the system automatically shifts into inertial navigation mode.
The inertial navigation solves velocity, position, and attitude of body by integrating angular rates and acceleration measured by IMU, based on Newton's laws.
In later years he liked to claim that he got the idea for an inertial navigation system "out of a bottle of whiskey." (1) It was a story that he told so often that the actual facts became muddled over the course of time.
Coupled with iXBlue inertial navigation system (INS), it delivers extreme precision in even the world's most challenging seas.
Despite having to deal with inaccuracies, inertial navigation has an indisputable advantage - it can be used in tunnels, shafts and other locations where satellite uplink is unavailable.
Strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS) has been widely used in aviation, marine, and land vehicle navigation and positioning because of its special advantages, and it necessitates an alignment stage to determine the initial conditions prior to navigation operation [1].
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian multirole MiG-35 fighter jets will receive the latest platform-less inertial navigation system, CEO of the Moscow Institute of Electro Mechanics and Automation Alexei Kuznetsov said Friday.
One of these applications is to support the GPS satellite navigation using a set of inertial navigation sensors, called inertial measurement unit (IMU).
The inertial sensing systems can be broadly classified into three categories: Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), Inertial Measurement Units (IMU), and Altitude Heading & Reference Systems (AHRS).
"We are proud to have completed this technology sharing arrangement, which will offer the Indian Armed Forces a state-of-the-art inertial navigation technology, made in India and with local product support.

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