Accession Number : ADA188038

Title :   A Conceptual Design of an Inertial Navigation System for an Autonomous Submersible Testbed Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Putnam, Rex G , Jr

PDF Url : ADA188038

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : The autonomous submersible testbed vehicle is arguablely the single most useful tool available to the submarine designer for designing modern technologically advanced submarines. The submarine's need for advancement and breakthrough capabilities has never been more critical than the present. The autonomous submersible testbed vehicle is designed to provide those advancements and breakthroughs to the United States Navy. A likely envisionment of the autonomous submersible vehicle is derived. Keywords include: Inertial navigation, Autonomous Vehicle, Small submarine, Fiber optic gyro, and Ring laser gyro.

Descriptors :   *INERTIAL NAVIGATION, *SUBMERSIBLES, FIBER OPTICS, GYROSCOPES, RING LASERS, SUBMARINES, TEST BEDS, UNDERWATER VEHICLES, VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE