What is Inertial Navigation Systems Guide

As part of our learning resources section, this foundation document explains what an INS (inertial navigation system) is, how it works and what it can be used for. The document explains some of the terms and concepts you may encounter when working with GPS-aided inertial navigation systems.


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  • Life before GPS
  • What is an inertial navigation system?
  • How does an INS actually work?
  • Frames of reference
  • Accelerometers
  • Proper acceleration
  • Gyros
  • Navigation; putting it all together
  • Strengths and weaknesses


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