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.
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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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The Ghost Plane is driven by the position, velocity and attitude data gathered during flight from the onboard Inertial Navigation System (INS).
Its path is precisely directed by the advanced on-board computer and inertial navigation system, the official added.
Allan Pirie, chief executive of Ashtead said: "Our existing pool of inertial navigation systems has proven to be extremely popular with our customers and we have enhanced our rental fleet to meet their growing demands.
Technavio's analysts forecast the global inertial navigation systems (INS) market to grow at a CAGR of 13.
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).
The growing need for navigation accuracy is driving the demand for inertial navigation system market"
Ushaq, "A consistent and robust Kalman filter design for in-motion alignment of inertial navigation system," Measurement, vol.
VectorNav Technologies announced the release of the VN-200, a high-accuracy GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) on a surface-mount chip the size of a postage stamp.
The company released the IMU300 in 1998, the first 6-degree-of-freedom inertial navigation system entirely based on MEMS devices.
An inertial navigation system has a number of specific features.
In September Northrop Grumman unveiled its new Mk 39 Mod 4A ring laser ship's inertial navigation system (Sins), which is the latest iteration of the Mk 39 family based on the company's ring laser gyro technology.
JSOW is a family of low-cost, air-to-ground weapons that employs an integrated GPS- inertial navigation system and terminal imaging infrared seeker, guiding the weapon to the target, said a statemment from Raytheon.

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