Modern Inertial Technology: Navigation, Guidance, and Control / Edition 2

Modern Inertial Technology: Navigation, Guidance, and Control / Edition 2

by Anthony Lawrence, A. Lawrence
     
 

While some automatic navigation systems can use external measurements to determine their position (as the driver of a car uses road signs, or more recent automated systems use satellite data), others (such as those used in submarines) cannot. They must rely instead on internal measurements of the acceleration to determine their speed and position. Such inertial

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Overview

While some automatic navigation systems can use external measurements to determine their position (as the driver of a car uses road signs, or more recent automated systems use satellite data), others (such as those used in submarines) cannot. They must rely instead on internal measurements of the acceleration to determine their speed and position. Such inertial guidance systems have been in use since Word War II, and modern navigation would be impossible without them.

This book describes the inertial technology used for guidance, control, and navigation, discussing in detail the principles, operation, and design of sensors, gyroscopes, and accelerometers, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of particular systems. An engineer with long practical experience in the field, the author elucidates the most recent developments in inertial guidance. Among these are fiber-optic gyroscopes, solid-state accelerometers, and the Global Positioning System.

The book should be of interest to researchers and practicing engineers involved in systems engineering, aeronautics, space research, and navigation on land and on sea.

This second edition has been brought up to date throughout, and includes new material on micromachined gyroscopes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387985077
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Mechanical Engineering Series, #23
Edition description:
2nd ed. 1998. Corr. 2nd printing 2001
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

1. An Outline of Inertial Navigation; 2. Gyro and Accelerometer Errors and Their Consequences; 3. The Principles of Accelerometers; 4. The Pendulous Accelerometer; 5. Vibrating Beam Accelerometers; 6. The Principles of Mechanical Gyroscopes; 7. Single Degree of Freedom Gyroscopes; 8. Two Degree of Freedom Gyroscopes; 9. The Dynamically Tuned Gyroscope; 10. Vibrating Gyroscopes; 11. The Principles of Optical Rotation Sensing; 12. The Interferometric Fiber-Optic Gyro; 13. The Ring Laser Gyro; 14. Passive Resonant Gyros; 15. Testing Inertial Sensors; 16. Design Choices for Inertial Instruments.

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