Micro Navigator (MICRON) Phase 2A. Volume 1. Technical Report
Final rept. 1 Apr 1974-1 Aug 1975
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL ANAHEIM CA AUTONETICS GROUP
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The Micro Navigator MICRON is a low-cost highly reliable, and moderately accurate strapdown inertial navigator. The heart of the MICRON system is the microelectrostatic gyro MESG, an instrument which incorporates an all- attitude, whole-angle readout from an electrostatically suspended rotor. Under previous Air Force contracts two developmental navigation systems N57A-1 and N57A-2 were developed. The objective of the MICRON Phase 2A contract was to test N57A-1 and N57A-2 to design, fabricate and integrate two gyro subassemblies and one gyro test station to test gyros and gyro subassemblies and to perform analyses, studies and trade-offs for use in defining the MICRON system. Both N57A systems were flight tested and the capability of the system to meet the position accuracy requirement was demonstrated. N57A-1 was used to demonstrate in-motion polhode damping. System reliability screen, Scorsby and heading sensitivity tests were successfully conducted on N57A-2.
- Navigation and Guidance