AUTOMATIC STAR TRACKERS FOR AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION

Ronald D. Thomas and Gerald J. Shroyer

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Abstract: NAVIGATION AND GUIDANCE system requirements for advanced aerospace vehicles have been discussed previously in the literature. This paper describes development trends of one particular navigational technique (automatic star tracking) and its associated instrumentation methods, one of which the application of pulse code modulation theory to sensor design, is reviewed. The authors wish to thank Mr. Robert Gorgone, AFAL, for preparing the Glossary contained in Attachment A. The inclusion of these definitions greatly reduce the labor required of interested readers who are not technically oriented in the field.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 13, Number 3
Pages: 189 - 200
Cite this article: Thomas, Ronald D., Shroyer, Gerald J., "AUTOMATIC STAR TRACKERS FOR AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 13, No. 3, Fall 1966, pp. 189-200.
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