Modern Inertial Technology: Navigation, Guidance, and Control

Overview

This book describes the inertial technology used for guidance, control, and navigation, discussing in detail the principles, operation, and design of inertial 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 ...
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Overview

This book describes the inertial technology used for guidance, control, and navigation, discussing in detail the principles, operation, and design of inertial 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468404463
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Preface
Introduction 1
1 An Outline of Inertial Navigation 4
2 Gyro and Accelerometer Errors and Their Consequences 25
3 The Principles of Accelerometers 43
4 The Pendulous Accelerometer 57
5 Vibrating Beam Accelerometers 72
6 The Principles of Mechanical Gyroscopes 85
7 Single-Degree-of-Freedom Gyroscopes 95
8 Two-Degree-of-Freedom Gyroscopes 122
9 The Dynamically Tuned Gyroscope 131
10 Vibrating Gyroscopes 152
11 The Principles of Optical Rotation Sensing 169
12 The Interferometric Fiber-Optic Gyro 188
13 The Ring Laser Gyro 208
14 Passive Resonant Gyros 225
15 Testing Inertial Sensors 239
16 Design Choices for Intertial Instruments 260
Index 268
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