inertial guidance


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inertial guidance

[i′nər·shəl ′gīd·əns]
(navigation)
Guidance by means of accelerations measured and integrated within the craft.
Guidance by the use of an inertial navigation system.

inertial guidance

Guidance by means of data gathered by the measurement and integration of acceleration from within the aircraft.
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Many civilian aircraft and helicopters now use MEMS technology in their primary inertial guidance systems, said Sean Neylon, CEO of Colibrys SA of Neuchatel, Switzerland, which supplies MEMS for the aerospace industry.
The shipborne version, designated the Hermes-K, can be fired from fast patrol boat-sized platforms and uses both the inertial guidance system (for 15 to 18 km missions and, like the land version, a radio command system comprising a radar and a transmitter to deliver commands to the missile for 40 km missions.
The digital map database provides route information, and a sensor-based inertial guidance unit supports the GPS receivers.
The land target attack BGM-109C/D Tomahawk utilizes terrain comparison-aided inertial guidance with digital scene-matching terminal guidance.

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