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Fundamentals of High Accuracy Inertial Navigation : Progress in Astronautics & Aeronautics S. - Averil B. Chatfield

Fundamentals of High Accuracy Inertial Navigation

Progress in Astronautics & Aeronautics S.


Published: 1st January 1997
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The primary focus of "Fundamentals of High Accuracy Inertial Navigation" is on the physical and mathematical principles forming the basis for inertial navigation. The material in the book is directly applicable to the inertial navigation of all types of vehicles whether on land, in or on the ocean, in the atmosphere, or in space in the vicinity of the Earth. "Fundamentals of High Accuracy Inertial Navigation" describes the essential parts played by control system theory and geodesy. The book comprehensively treats aspects of the blend of inertial navigation technology and geodesy, and takes up the subject of accuracy criteria and evaluation. Error propagation is dealt with at length and the propagation of inertial instrument errors is given extensive treatment. "Fundamentals of High Accuracy Inertial Navigation" is divided into three parts: inertial navigation, inertial navigation with aids, and accuracy analysis. The first two parts are designed to give the reader an understanding of the fundamentals without requiring knowledge of the statistical analysis techniques involved in determining the effects of errors on accuracy. In addition, the first parts provide the reader with enough information to understand how inertial navigation systems function and how they are designed. The third part defines the criteria for determining accuracy and then leads the reader through the complex process of that determination. This book is intended for the third or fourth year engineering student as well as professional engineers or scientists trained in mathematics, control theory, analytical mechanics, geodesy or physics, who have a need for understanding the basic principles of inertial navigation technology.

Part 1 Inertial Navigation: Notation, Coordinate Systems and Units; Equations of Motion in a Central Force Gravity Field; Inertial Instrumentation; Calibration; Initial Alignment and Attitude Computation; Geodetic Variables and Constants; Equations of Motion with General Gravity Model. Part 2 Inertial Navigation with Aids: Inertial Navigation with External Measurements; Error Equations for the Kalman Filter; State Variable Error Models. Part 3 Accuracy Analysis: Accuracy Criteria and Analysis Techniques; Error Equations for Calibration, Alignment and Initialization; Evaluation of Gravity Model Error Effects. Appendices: Matrix Inverse Formulas; LaPlace Transforms; Quaternions; Associated Legendre Functions; Associated Legendre Function Derivatives; Procedure for Generating Gravity Disturbance Realizations; Procedure for Generating Specific Force Profile.

ISBN: 9781563472435
ISBN-10: 1563472430
Series: Progress in Astronautics & Aeronautics S. : Book 174
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68