Strapdown Inertial Navigation Technology, 2nd Edition

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  • Year: 2005

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBRA0170

  • ISBN: 978-0-86341-358-2

  • Pagination: 576pp.

  • Stock Status: In stock

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Scope: Inertial navigation is widely used for the guidance of aircraft, missiles ships and land vehicles, as well as in a number of novel applications such as surveying underground pipelines in drilling operations. This book sets out to provide a clear and concise description of the physical principles of inertial navigation, the associated growth of errors and their compensation. There is also detailed treatment of recent developments in inertial sensor technology and a description of techniques for implementing and evaluating such systems. 

This new edition includes a number of refinements covering sensor technology, geodesy and error modelling, the major additions to the original text are new chapters on MEMS technology and inertial system applications.

About the Authors: David Titterton is a member of the DSTL college of Fellows (individual merit scientists) and is currently the technical leader of laser systems at this government laboratory. His other position is a visiting professor at the University of Cranfield.

John Weston is a Principal Scientist at Halliburton Sperry-Sun researching inertial/gyroscopic systems for the surveying of underground pipe lines and well bores. He has worked in missile guidance and control, originally with British Aerospace plc. He received a BSc in Electrical Engineering and an MSc in Systems Engineering.

Book readership

Engineers and post-graduate students.

Book contents

Introduction. Fundamental Principles and Historical Development of Inertial Navigation. Basic Principles of Strapdown Inertial Navigation Systems. Gyroscope Technology 1. Gyroscope Technology 2. Accelerometer and Multi-Sensor Technology. MEMS Technology. Testing, Calibration and Compensation. Strapdown System Technology. Strapdown Navigation System Alignment. Strapdown Navigation System Computation. Generalised System Performance Analysis. Integrated Navigation Systems. Design Example. Applications of IN Techniques.

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