Avionics Navigation Systems, Second Edition

Avionics Navigation Systems, Second Edition

Editor(s): Myron Kayton, Walter R. Fried

Published Online: 14 DEC 2007

Print ISBN: 9780471547952

Online ISBN: 9780470172704

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172704

About this Book

An indispensable resource for all those who design, build, manage, and operate electronic navigation systems

Avionics Navigation Systems, Second Edition, is a complete guide to the art and science of modern electronic navigation, focusing on aircraft. It covers electronic navigation systems in civil and military aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, and manned spacecraft. It has been thoroughly updated and expanded to include all of the major advances that have occurred since the publication of the classic first edition. It covers the entire field from basic navigation principles, equations, and state-of-the-art hardware to emerging technologies. Each chapter is devoted to a different system or technology and provides detailed information about its functions, design characteristics, equipment configurations, performance limitations, and directions for the future. You'll find everything you need to know about:

Traditional ground-based radio navigation

Satellite systems: GPS, GLONASS, and their augmentations

New inertial systems, including optical rate sensors, micromechanical accelerometers, and high-accuracy stellar-inertial navigators Instrument Landing System and its successors

Integrated communication-navigation systems used on battlefields

Airborne mapping, Doppler, and multimode radars

Terrain matching

Special needs of military aircraft

And much more

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 4

      Terrestrial Radio-Navigation Systems (pages 99–177)

      Bahar J. Uttam, David H. Amos, Joseph M. Covino and Peter Morris

    3. Chapter 7

      Inertial Navigation (pages 313–392)

      Daniel A. Tazartes, Myron Kayton and John G. Mark

    4. Chapter 10

      Doppler and Altimeter Radars (pages 449–502)

      Walter R. Fried, Heinz Buell and James R. Hager

    5. Chapter 11

      Mapping and Multimode Radars (pages 503–550)

      Jack O. Pearson, Thomson S. Abbott and Robert H. Jeffers

    6. Chapter 13

      Landing Systems (pages 597–641)

      D. B. Vickers, Richard H. McFarland, William M. Waters and Myron Kayton

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