ground speed


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ground speed

[′grau̇nd ‚spēd]
(navigation)
Speed of an aircraft relative to the surface of the earth.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ground speed

ground speed
The horizontal component of the velocity of an aircraft relative to the ground. Ground speed is obtained by applying the effect of the prevalent wind velocity to the TAS (true air speed).
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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Colors represent temperature, and size of marker represents ground speed. To avoid terrain, all traces have been moved vertically upward by 100 m, and Flt06B, being particularly close to the cliff, has been moved south by 111 m (0.001 [degrees] latitude).
The mobile laser system sends and receives 200 pulses per second in positive and negative directions; where the system records the frame ground speed every 0.02 second.
Diagram 1 illustrates with using grain loss monitor, combine processing loss was controlled by operator and input feed rate will increase from 1 to 2 kg/s using suitable ground speed.
"Because they're stand-on, it not only increases the line of sight, meaning operators have a much better view of the trench, but it also allows us to increase the ground speed," noted Smith.
The new HarvestSmart[TM] Federate Control System is designed to automatically vary ground speed during harvest operations based on field and crop conditions.
With increasing traffic flow, the need for higher traffic efficiency and increased driver safety has become a prime concern.[1] By measuring true ground speed with Doppler radar sensors, the capabilities of advanced vehicle control systems, that is, anti-slip control and anti-lock brake systems, can be enhanced in both automotive and railway applications.
Both models feature Eco mode, which automatically adjusts engine power and transmission settings based on load while maintaining ground speed, to help optimize fuel economy.
A possible control approach is based on adjusting the harvester's ground speed using the yield levels determined from the stem bending sensor.
The 850K is the first John Deere dozer to feature EcoMode that optimizes fuel economy while maintaining ground speed by automatically adjusting engine speed and transmission settings based on load.
I can read their position and ground speed, but I have no idea of their intentions, aircraft type, and actual altitude.