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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

inertial guidance

Guidance by means of data gathered by the measurement and integration of acceleration from within the aircraft.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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