Accession Number : ADD001227

Title :   An Integrated Inertial Reference-Inertial Navigation System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McDonald, Frank W

Report Date : 06 May 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The patent application described and disclosed herein consists of, but is not limited to, a unique integrated inertial reference-inertial navigational system including a local-level inertial platform system, an inertially referenced gyro system, an accurate clock, accelerometers, a computer system and a device which provides data with which distance to earth's center can be computed. The basic innovation is the use of angular differences which develop between the space fixed inertial axes and the local level inertial system axes, in conjunction with clock time to solve the navigation problem. The navigational capabilities of this basic system can be enhanced by several levels of mechanization complexity; the mechanization described herein utilizes the computer to store data, provide executive control and compare data generated by the various sensors to optimize the navigational accuracy.

Descriptors :   *INERTIAL NAVIGATION, PATENTS, INERTIAL SYSTEMS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, MECHANIZATION

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE