Defense Mapping Agency Inertial Positioning System Test Results (2nd),
DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY HYDROGRAPHIC/ TOPOGRAPHIC CENTER WASHINGTON DC
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In 1979, the U.S. Defense Mapping Agency received its second inertial surveying system, which was built for DMA by Honeywell, Inc. The system has undergone extensive field testing in both a vehicle and a helicopter. This paper describes the system, details the field test procedures, and describes the results that have been obtained with this new system. The operational evaluation of the system includes many static and dynamic tests under various conditions and scenarios, designed to answer the classical questions such as effect of length of travel time between zero velocity updates and between survey update points, value of single versus double runs, sensitivity to directional changes, and comparison of results obtained in a vehicle and a helicopter.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods