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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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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).
INS/GPS integrated navigation system consists of inertial navigation system and GPS receiver.
Chen, "New techniques for initial alignment of strapdown inertial navigation system," Journal of the Franklin Institute, vol.
Gyroscopes are directly installed on the vehicle in the strapdown inertial navigation system so the error [[epsilon].sup.b] is measured by gyroscopes in the body coordinate frame.
(3) Doc saw an unusual opportunity to gain support for a project that had been in the back of his mind since the early thirties: the development of a self-contained inertial navigation system could provide the pilot with an airplane's location in bad visibility without the assistance of external instruments.
Asia-Pacific has the highest growth potential for the global inertial navigation system market, primarily driven by the raise in spending towards Autonomous Underwater Vehicle's (AUV).
Castaneda, "An improved pedestrian inertial navigation system for indoor environments," in IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2011, pp.
Yuan, "Mathematical model and matlab simulation of strapdown inertial navigation system," Modelling and Simulation in Engineering, vol.
" The navigation systems, very high accuracy Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System ( RINS) and the most modern and accurate Micro Navigation System ( MINS) ensured the missile reach the target point within few meters of accuracy," the release said.
The redundant navigation systems, very high accuracy Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and the most modern and accurate Micro Navigation System (MINS) had ensured the missile reach the target point within few meters of accuracy.
The collection system consists of two 11-megapixel panchromatic digital cameras and an inertial navigation system and can be quickly installed on any survey aircraft with a 19-inch photogrammetric hole.

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