Accession Number : AD0758127

Title :   Inertial Navigation Components and Systems.

Descriptive Note : Conference proceedings no. 116.

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 413

Abstract : The objective of the meeting is to provide up-dated information on inertial navigation component and system progress, and discuss applications and test results realized since the last two meetings held in 1968. The past four years have seen an exponential increase in the use of inertial technology to satisfy military and civilian air navigation requirements, tactical mid-course missile guidance requirements, and a wide variety of transportation systems. During this period, techniques such as strapdown and electrostatically suspended configured instruments have matured and their availability has been conclusively established. There have also been 'unconventional' techniques produced which should be of interest to the community. An important aspect to the review is discussion of concepts and techniques which emphasize the trade-offs dealing with cost versus performance.

Descriptors :   *INERTIAL NAVIGATION, SYMPOSIA, INERTIAL GUIDANCE, INSTRUMENTATION, GYROSCOPES, OPTIMIZATION, STABILIZED PLATFORMS, GYRO COMPASSES, ALIGNMENT, CALIBRATION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES.

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE