Alan J. Grant

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Abstract: IT HAS BEEN CONSERVATIVELY estimated thatthere are over 10,000 inertial navigation or guidancesystems in operational use by the various Armed Forces of the Free World. In manned aircraft application, not only the Armed Forces of the U. S. A., but those of the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Turkey, Greece, Taiwan, and Spain are using inertial navigators. In addition, almostevery strategic missile guidance system is inertial. For example, the Atlas, Titan, Minuteman and Polaris missiles are inertially guided. EveryPolaris submarine and each of their complementof 16 missiles carry an inertial navigation orguidance system. It is well-known that the inertial navigation industry arose out of the need for a self-contained, non-radiating navigation and guidance system, but it is not as well-known that this industry could not exist as it is today if it were not for the knowledge of the Schuler pendulum.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 14, Number 1
Pages: 22 - 25
Cite this article: Grant, Alan J., "INTRODUCTION TO THE TRANSLATION OF SCHULER'S ORIGINAL PAPER", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 1967, pp. 22-25.
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