Accession Number : AD0271542

Title :   NONGYROSCOPIC INERTIAL SYSTEMS

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON D C AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY DIV

Report Date : 29 DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The conclusion is reached that the use of outer navigational information in the inertial pendulum system improves its dynamic characteristics (reduction of period, damping). Compensation conditions are established under which the vertical line is not perturbed. Possibilities of realizing compensation conditions are analyzed. The opinion is expressed that the inertial pendulum system, with proper design of inertial bodies and compensating devices, can have better characteristics in many cases than inertial inertial gyroscopic systems and can serve as a basis for the design of complex navigational systems. It can be used as a stabilizing platform. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONTROL SYSTEMS, *GUIDANCE, *INERTIAL GUIDANCE, *INERTIAL NAVIGATION, GYROSCOPES, SUBSTITUTES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE