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Avionics Navigation Systems, 2nd Edition

Avionics Navigation Systems, 2nd Edition

Myron Kayton , Walter R. Fried

ISBN: 978-0-471-54795-2

May 1997

800 pages

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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
The Navigation Equations (M. Kayton).

Multisensor Navigation Systems (J. Huddle & R. Brown).

Terrestrial Radio-Navigation Systems (B. Uttam, et al.).

Satellite Radio Navigation (A. Van Dierendonck).

Terrestrial Integrated Radio Communication-Navigation Systems (W. Fried, et al.).

Inertial Navigation (D. Tazartes, et al.).

Air-Data Systems (S. Osder).

Attitude and Heading References (M. Kayton & W. Wing).

Doppler and Altimeter Radars (W. Fried, et al.).

Mapping and Multimode Radars (J. Pearson, et al.).

Celestial Navigation (E. Knobbe & G. Haas).

Landing Systems (D. Vickers, et al.).

Air Traffic Management (C. Miller & J. Scardina).

Avionics Interfaces (C. Spitzer).


  • Coverage of satellite/GPS systems for air, ship,and traffic navigation.
  • Applications outside of aircraft and spacecraft, including electronic navigation in automobiles, truck fleets and ships.
  • Presents state-of -the- art technologies such as, spinning-wheel dry-tuned gyros, laser rate sensors, inertial systems, microwave landing systems.
  • Presents the basic functions and fundamental principles of each system, followed by design characteristics, equipment configurations, and performance evaluations.