inertial guidance system


inertial guidance system
noun
a system to control a plane or spacecraft; uses inertial forces
Hypernyms: ↑system

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • inertial guidance — Navig. a guidance system for an aerospace vehicle, in which self contained devices determine the vehicle s course on the basis of the directions and magnitudes of the accelerations it undergoes in flight. Also called inertial navigation. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • inertial guidance — A guidance system designed to project a missile over a predetermined path, wherein the path of the missile is adjusted after launching by devices wholly within the missile and independent of outside information. The system measures and converts… …   Military dictionary

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