THE APPLICATION OF INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS TO PRECISION LAND SURVEY

S. R. Ellms and J. R. Huddle

Abstract: The concept of a modern Army is one of mobility, first strike effectiveness, cost effectiveness and reduced manpower through automation. These concepts when applied to the Army artillery dictated new techniques of surveying gun positions. The traditional techniques using optical angular sightings and manual range measurements require large numbers of surveyors working over an extended area for a considerable amount of time. In addition to being costly, the survey was frequently not completed before the guns were moved to new locations. The ideal solution was to develop a self-contained black box which when mounted in any ground vehicle or helicopter, could display on demand its exact position and elevation to the operator as well as provide an accurate azimuth reference.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 23, Number 2
Pages: 93 - 105
Cite this article: Ellms, S. R., Huddle, J. R., "THE APPLICATION OF INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS TO PRECISION LAND SURVEY", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 23, No. 2, Summer 1976, pp. 93-105.
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