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, plus new chapters on MEMS technology and inertial systems applications.
About the Author
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. He is also a visiting Professor at the University of Cranfield.
John Weston is a Prinipal Scientist at Halliburton Sperry-Sun researching inertial/gyroscopic systems for the surveying of underground pipelines and well bores. He has worked in missile guidance and control, originally with British Aerospace plc.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Fundamental principles and historical developments of inertial navigation
- Chapter 3: Basic principles of strapdown inertial navigation systems
- Chapter 4: Gyroscope technology 1
- Chapter 5: Gyroscope technology 2
- Chapter 6: Accelerometer and multi-sensor technology
- Chapter 7: MEMS inertial sensors
- Chapter 8: Testing, calibration and compensation
- Chapter 9: Strapdown system technology
- Chapter 10: Inertial navigation system alignment
- Chapter 11: Strapdown navigation system computation
- Chapter 12: Generalised system performance analysis
- Chapter 13: Integrated navigation systems
- Chapter 14: Design example
- Chapter 15: Alternative applications of IN sensors and systems