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Avionics navigation systems
Kayton, Myron.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : J. Wiley, [1997]

Physical Description:
xxiv, 773 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Central Library TL695 .A82 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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An indispensable resource for all those who design, build, manage, and operate electronic navigation systems

Avionics Navigation Systems, Second Edition, is a complete guide to the art and science of modern electronic navigation, focusing on aircraft. It covers electronic navigation systems in civil and military aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, and manned spacecraft. It has been thoroughly updated and expanded to include all of the major advances that have occurred since the publication of the classic first edition. It covers the entire field from basic navigation principles, equations, and state-of-the-art hardware to emerging technologies. Each chapter is devoted to a different system or technology and provides detailed information about its functions, design characteristics, equipment configurations, performance limitations, and directions for the future. You′ll find everything you need to know about:

Traditional ground-based radio navigation

Satellite systems: GPS, GLONASS, and their augmentations

New inertial systems, including optical rate sensors, micromechanical accelerometers, and high-accuracy stellar-inertial navigators Instrument Landing System and its successors

Integrated communication-navigation systems used on battlefields

Airborne mapping, Doppler, and multimode radars

Terrain matching

Special needs of military aircraft

And much more

Table of Contents

The Navigation EquationsM. Kayton
Multisensor Navigation SystemsJ. Huddle and R. Brown
Terrestrial Radio-Navigation SystemsB. Uttam, et al.
Satellite Radio NavigationA. Van Dierendonck
Terrestrial Integrated Radio Communication-Navigation SystemsW. Fried, et al.
Inertial NavigationD. Tazartes, et al.
Air-Data SystemsS. Osder
Attitude and Heading ReferencesM. Kayton and W. Wing
Doppler and Altimeter RadarsW. Fried, et al.
Mapping and Multimode RadarsJ. Pearson, et al.
Celestial NavigationE. Knobbe and G. Haas
Landing SystemsD. Vickers, et al.
Air Traffic ManagementC. Miller and J. Scardina
Avionics InterfacesC. Spitzer

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