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Application of advanced guidance and navigation systems to flight control of aircraft and future space vehicles
Author(s): Clint C. Browning; Kevin W. Braden
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Paper Abstract

A joint NASA-Langley/Honeywell flight test project evaluating a differential Global Positioning System (GPS)Ilnertial Navigation System (INS) as an approach/landing aid was completed in November 1990. The test objective was to acquire a system performance data base and to demonstrate automatic landing using an integrated differential GPS/INS with radar altimeter aiding for vertical axis guidance. A NASA Boeing 737 testbed was used to evaluate the differential GPSIINS performance which included real-time comparison against MLS-derived position. This paper presents an overview and summary of the results from that flight test and discusses the application and benefits of the integrated INS/GPS to future space vehicles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1694, Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation II, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138120
Show Author Affiliations
Clint C. Browning, Honeywell Inc. (United States)
Kevin W. Braden, Honeywell Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1694:
Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation II
Sharon S. Welch, Editor(s)

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