ACCURACY ENHANCEMENT TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO THE MARINE RING LASER INERTIAL NAVIGATOR (MARLIN)

Emanuel Levinson, Robert Majure

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Sperry Marine, Inc. and Honeywell, Inc. are jointly developing a cost-effective high performance marine ring laser inertial navigator (MARLIN). This navigator employs several accuracy enhancement techniques, including two-axis indexing and two-axis isolation control. Derivations and analysis results are presented which clearly demonstrate the advantages of these techniques in comparison to single-axis indexing and other schemes. Key design aspects and current status of the MARLIN Navigator are described. A summary of at-sea test data on a Honeywell demonstration system is presented, which confirms the MARLIN accuracy goals.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 34, Number 1
Pages: 64 - 86
Cite this article: Levinson, Emanuel, Majure, Robert, "ACCURACY ENHANCEMENT TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO THE MARINE RING LASER INERTIAL NAVIGATOR (MARLIN)", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 34, No. 1, Spring 1987, pp. 64-86.
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