NO-GIMBAL FEASIBILITY FLIGHT TEST PROGRAM
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SPERRY RAND CORP LONG ISLAND CITY NY FORD INSTRUMENT DIV
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The program successfully demonstrated the feasibility of a strap-down inertial navigation system and verified the predicted performance of the breadboard model of the system. The report describes the results of eight flight and two ground tests during which approximately 40 hours of system operation, including 20 hours in the air and 20 hours on the ground, were accumulated. A complete description of the flight test and data processing procedure is presented herein as well as a description of special equipment designed for the evaluation program. A brief summary of system operation is also included. Finally, recommendations for follow-up programs, which would investigate improvements in, and certain applications for a No-Gimbal System, are presented.
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Military Aircraft Operations