Accession Number:

ADA007300

Title:

Error Propagation in the Ship's Inertial Navigator: Linear vs Non-Linear Theory, and the Effects of Ships Velocity and Earth's Oblateness.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN LAB VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The effects of the linearization approximation, neglect of ships speed, and the spherical earth approximation on error propagation in the ships 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE