ERROR PROPAGATION IN THE SHIP'S INERTIAL NAVIGATOR: LINEAR VS NON-LINEAR THEORY, AND THE EFFECTS OF SHIPS VELOCITY AND EARTH'S OBLATENESS

The effects of the linearization approximation, neglect of ship's speed, and the spherical earth approximation on error propagation in the ship's inertial navigation system (SINS) is estimated. This is done by considering an inertial navigator that is perfect in all respects. It is, however, put into operation with incorrect initial conditions. The resulting errors are propagated for one hour using analytical procedures that contain either none, or one or more of the above simplifications. Comparisons of the results then provide estimates of the effects of each of these approximations on error propagation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Surface Weapons Center

    Dahlgren Laboratory
    Dahlgren, VA  United States  22448
  • Authors:
    • Elsaesser, W R
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098241
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSWC/DL-TR/3285 Tech Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM