APPLICATIONS OF INERTIAL NAVIGATION TO DEEP SUBMERGENCE OPERATIONS

Dr. D. T. Friest

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: THIS PAPER DISCUSSES application of inertial navigation to deep submergence operations, both for support ships and for deep submergence vehicles. The basic principles of inertial navigation are reviewed, including the elements required to make up a system and the fundamental error-propagation modes for a pure inertial system. Next are discussed method of utilizing external information to alter these fundamental error-propagation modes and thus improve system performance. External information sources which could be available for this application include velocity measurement; position from Loran, radar, satellite, etc.; and angular orientation information from star, sun, moon, or planet observations. Both conventional and optimal methods of utilizing these sources are discussed. Because of security reasons, it is not possible to give detailed descriptions and expect performance of specific systems. However, the most generally applicable augmented systems for these applications are briefly described.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 13, Number 3
Pages: 201 - 209
Cite this article: Friest, Dr. D. T., "APPLICATIONS OF INERTIAL NAVIGATION TO DEEP SUBMERGENCE OPERATIONS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 13, No. 3, Fall 1966, pp. 201-209.
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