Orientation, gyroscopes, and inertial navigation
Abstract
The book deals with the theoretical fundamentals of inertial navigation based on the use of gyroscopic systems, with the derivation and solution of the equations of basic problems associated with the determination of the position and orientation of objects moving along the earth surface or at a constant height above the earth, and with the behavior of the gyroscopic systems. Some aspects of the theory of gyroscopes and such gyroscopic systems as free gyros, gyro pendulums, gyrostabilizers, gyroscopic compasses, and gyroscopic accelerometers are examined. A theory of the behavior of such devices under conditions of relative motion is outlined. Methods of solving complex geometrical and kinematic problems are illustrated by examples.
 Publication:

Moscow Izdatel Nauka
 Pub Date:
 1976
 Bibcode:
 1976MoIzN....Q....I
 Keywords:

 Attitude (Inclination);
 Gyroscopes;
 Inertial Navigation;
 Azimuth;
 Euler Equations Of Motion;
 Gyrocompasses;
 Gyroscopic Pendulums;
 Gyrostabilizers;
 Kinematics;
 Newton Theory;
 Nonholonomic Equations;
 Nutation;
 Precession;
 Quaternions;
 Rotating Bodies;
 Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking