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Avionics Navigation Systems (Second Edition)


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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

Book News Annotation:

A unified treatment of the principles and practices of modern navigation sensors and systems, for engineers and systems analysts who design, build, and maintain such systems, and for pilots and operations staff who use them. Essentially rewritten from the 1969 edition to encompass such innovations as navigation satellites, the decrease in size and cost and the increase in speed and memory of computers, new algorithms that mix the outputs of several sensors to produce a best estimate of position and velocity, and the increased use of avionics on aircraft so that navigation is now often only one of several subsystems.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

MYRON KAYTON, PhD, is President of Kayton Engineering Company, with forty years of experience designing avionic, navigation, communication, and process systems. He has served as TRW's Chief Engineer for Spacelab avionics, Head of System Engineering for Space Shuttle avionics, and Project Engineer for the electronics of the Inertial Upper Stage. During the Apollo project, he was Deputy Manager for Lunar Module Guidance and Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center and is a former section head at Litton's Guidance and Control Division, where he designed some of the earliest multisensor navigation systems. Dr. Kayton is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and an elected member of the corporate board of directors. An instrument-rated pilot, he also holds an FAA Project Raincheck certificate in air traffic control.

WALTER R. FRIED, MS, is a navigation systems consultant who is widely known in the field of navigation. In his long career in aerospace electronics, he has worked on most types of navigation systems, as well as on air traffic management, airborne radar, antennas, and communication systems. He was instrumental in developing a new FM-CW Doppler navigation radar for helicopters that is still in widespread use. Mr. Fried was Chief Scientist for Subsystems of the F-111 Avionics System and Technical Director of the JTIDS Relative Navigation System. He served on the FAA-commissioned Blue-Ribbon RTCA Task Force on the "Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Transition and Implementation Strategy" and on several other GPS-related RTCA Committees. A Fellow of the IEEE, he is a coauthor of the book Airborne Radar.

Table of Contents

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).



Product Details

Kayton, Myron
Fried, Walter
Fried, Walter R.
New York :
Aviation - General
Electronics - General
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Aids to air navigation
Science Reference-Technology
Aeronautic & Aerospace Engineering
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WOL online Book (not BRO)
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Publication Date:
May 1997
Grade Level:
9.55x6.51x1.72 in. 2.90 lbs.

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