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Testing of the high accuracy inertial navigation system in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory

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2 Author(s)
Strachan, R.L. ; Rockwell Space Operations Co., Houston, TX, USA ; Evans, J.M.

The authors present a description, results, and interpretation of comparison testing between the high accuracy inertial navigation system (HAINS) and the KT-70 inertial measurement unit (IMU). The objective of the tests was to demonstrate that the HAINS can replace the KT-70 IMU in the Space Shuttle Orbiter, both singularly and totally. The most significant improvement of performance came in the tuned inertial/extended launch hold tests. The HAINS exceeded the 4-hour specification requirement. The performance of the HAINS demonstrated the transparency of operation with respect to the KT-70 IMU. In addition, an internally compensated INS is compatible with the Orbiter avionics and flight software

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Position Location and Navigation Symposium, 1992. Record. 500 Years After Columbus - Navigation Challenges of Tomorrow. IEEE PLANS '92., IEEE

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23-27 Mar 1992

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