Aerospace Navigation Systems

Author : Alexander V. Nebylov, Joseph Watson
ISBN 13 : 9788126565047
ISBN 10 : 8126565047
Pages : 392
Type : Paperbound
Remarks : Exclusively distributed by CBS Publishers & Distributors



Compiled by leading authorities, Aerospace Navigation Systems is a compendium of chapters that present modern aircraft and spacecraft navigation methods based on up-to-date inertial, satellite, map matching and other guidance techniques. Ranging from the practical to the theoretical, this book covers navigational applications over a wide range of aerospace vehicles including aircraft, spacecraft and drones, both remotely controlled and operating as autonomous vehicles. It provides a comprehensive background of fundamental theory, the utilisation of newly-developed techniques, incorporates the most complex and advanced types of technical innovation currently available and presents a vision for future developments.

The Editors
List of Contributors

1 Inertial Navigation Systems
1.1 Introduction
1.2 The Accelerometer Sensing Equation
1.3 Reference Frames
1.4 Direction Cosine Matrices and Quaternions
1.5 Attitude Update
1.6 Navigation Mechanization
1.7 Position Update
1.8 INS Initialization
1.9 INS Error Characterization
1.10 Calibration and Compensation
1.11 Production Example

2 Satellite Navigation Systems
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Preliminary Considerations
2.3 Navigation Problems Using Satellite Systems
2.4 Satellite Navigation Systems (GNSS)
2.5 GNSS Observables
2.6 Sources of Error
2.7 GNSS Receivers
2.8 Augmentation Systems
2.9 Integration of GNSS with Other Sensors
2.10 Aerospace Applications

3 Radio Systems for Long- Range Navigation
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Principles of Operation
3.3 Coverage
3.4 Interference in VLF and LF Radio - Navigation Systems
3.5 Error Budget
3.6 LF Radio System Modernization
3.7 User Equipment

4 Radio Systems for Short-Range Navigation
4.1 Overview of Short-Range Navigational Aids
4.2 Nondirectional Radio Beacon and the "Automatic Direction Finder"
4.3 VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range
4.4 DME and TACAN Systems

5 Radio Technical Landing Systems
5.1 Instrument Landing Systems
5.2 Microwave Landing Systems--Current Status
5.3 Ground-Based Augmentation System
5.4 Lighting Systems--Airport Visual Landing Aids and Other Short- Range Optical Navigation Systems

6 Correlated-Extremal Systems and Sensors
6.1 Construction Principles
6.2 Image Sensors for CES
6.3 Aviation and Space CES
6.4 Prospects for CES Development

7 Homing Devices
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Definition of Homing Devices
7.3 Homing Device Functioning in Signal Fields
7.4 Characteristics of Homing Methods
7.5 Homing Device Efficiency
7.6 Radio Proximity Fuze
7.7 Homing Device Functioning Under Jamming Conditions
7.8 Intelligent Homing Devices

8 Optimal and Suboptimal Filtering in Integrated Navigation Systems
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Filtering Problems: Main Approaches and Algorithms
8.3 Filtering Problems for Integrated Navigation Systems
8.4 Filtering Algorithms for Processing Data from Inertial and Satellite Systems
8.5 Filtering and Smoothing Problems Based on the Combined Use of Kalman and Wiener Approaches for Aviation

9 Navigational Displays
9.1 Introduction to Modern Aerospace Navigational Displays
9.2 A Global Positioning System Receiver and Map Display
9.3 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) System Displays
9.4 Collision Avoidance and Ground Warning Displays

10 Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle Navigation
10.1 The Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle
10.2 Small- Sized UAVs
10.3 The UAV as a Controlled Object
10.4 UAV Navigation
10.5 Examples of Construction and Technical Characteristics of the Onboard Avionic Control Equipment
10.6 Small- Sized Unmanned WIG and Amphibious UAVs


Primary: Engineers, designers, and researchers in the area of control systems for various aerospace vehicles including aircraft, UAVs, missiles, space planes and other spacecraft.

Secondary:  Upper level undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace engineering, avionics, aeronautics, astronautics and related areas.

Alexander V. Nebylov, State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Russia
Professor and Chairman of Aerospace Devices and Measuring Complexes, State University of Aerospace Instrumentation in St. Petersburg and Director of the International Institute for Advanced Aerospace Technologies. He is a member of the leadership of the IFAC Aerospace Technical Committee since 2002.

Dr. Joseph Watson, Swansea University, UK
Dr. Joseph Watson is retired former Associate Editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal and Visiting Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada, the University of California, Davis and Santa Barbara. He is a Fellow of IET, Senior Member of the IEEE. Dr. Watson has continued as President of the UK-based Gas Analysis and Sensing Group.