FUTURE ASPECTS OF SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT NAVIGATION

Robert Jon Pawlak

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Abstract: REQUIREMENTS STUDIES have been completed and a five-year program plan has been developed for research leading to the technology required for an advanced supersonic transport integrated avionics system. The study results, long-range plan, and work presently underway in the specific areas of navigation and guidance are presented. The goal of this work is eventually to integrate the best, available navigation and guidance mechanisms in a hybrid fashion which makes most effective use of each. The most important constituent tasks being persued are a passive navigation and traffic control satellite system, use of inertially derived translation information to improve significantly the all-weather landing capability, flight test verification monitoring tests helpful to strapdown system design, sensor level redundancy concepts in strapdown inertial navigation systems, fuel-optimum climb trajectory studies, and laser gyro research for aircraft applications.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 15, Number 2
Pages: 188 - 193
Cite this article: Pawlak, Robert Jon, "FUTURE ASPECTS OF SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer 1968, pp. 188-193.
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