Accession Number:

ADA217512

Title:

Advances in Techniques and Technologies for Air Vehicle Navigation and Guidance

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

202.0

Abstract:

In the 1990s and beyond, air vehicles will be designed on the basis of functionally integrated systems and the operation of such aircraft will also be highly integrated. Past experience has clearly shown that interfacing classical subsystems can introduce critical compromises in overall systems performance, availability, safety and cost. Future systems will be designed and built by means of a new process where the physical characteristics of the resulting systems may not have any resemblance to todays subsystems or line- replaceable units. The navigation and guidance aspects of future air vehicles cover a broad spectrum of important technical issues to meet the operational requirements with improved capability an increased survivability for reasonable costs. The systems increasingly depend upon the use of advanced sensor and signal processing techniques and particularly on software to provide the intelligence required for their functional performance. This symposium was intended to deal with advances in techniques and technologies to design, build and test such navigation and guidance systems. Keywords Terrain reference navigation, Image processing, Global positioning system, Algorithms, Sensors, Flight control, NATO furnished, Ring laser gyros, Solid state, Synthetic aperture radar.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE