INERTIAL NAVIGATION STUDY FOR CIVIL AIR TRANSPORT.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE INSTRUMENTATION LAB
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The application of inertial navigation and guidance systems to civil air transport operations from the systems engineering viewpoint is developed. The concept of an operational system for navigation and guidance is introduced to facilitate consideration of the relationships which will exist between the inertial system and the operating functions necessary for the conduct of a flight. Inertial system configurations satisfying the requirements implied by these relationships are presented. The general requirements for input data panels and system output displays for all flight phases are discussed. Several basic navigation system mechanizations are analyzed and the general characteristics of a recommended configuration for an integrated navigation and guidance system described. The report also includes an estimate of the system performance required for the various flight phases. Author