APPLICATION, INTEGRATION AND OPERATIONAL ASPECTS OF AN INERTIAL NAVIGATION/SURVEY/PINTING SYSTEM. IN: CONFERENCE RECORD OF PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE FIRST VEHICLE NAVIGATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 11-13, 1989

Several technical papers and articles have been previously prepared on development of the Modular Azimuth Position System (MAPS) for the U.S. Army. This paper discusses the technical challenge of the application, integration and operational deplayment of a MAPS-type inertial system. The paper explores detailed aspects of operational use for a variety of applications. This discussion also includes practical aspects of dynamic reference unit (DRU), vehicle motion sensor (VMS), and control and display unit (CDU) integration into a wide variety of land vehicles. The paper concludes with predictions for the use of ring laser gyro (RLG) inertial systems in land vehicles to provide autonomous performance, operational flexibility, and battlefield survivability benefits for military users. Potential use of inertial systems with radio-navigation aids (e.g., GPS) is also addressed.

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    • The Conference was sponsored jointly by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, Toronto Chapter of IEEE, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, and Transport Canada.
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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Hadfield, M J
    • Leiser, K E
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 225-233

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  • Accession Number: 00610908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-9692316-2-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1991 12:00AM