GPS-based attitude and guidance displays for general aviation

Andrew K. Barrows, Demoz Gebre-Egziabher, Roger Hayward, Renxin Xia, J. David Powell

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Abstract

GPS was used with a short baseline (1 and 2 wavelengths) triple antenna configuration to obtain attitude in conjunction with solid state rate gyros. The system was used to provide an inexpensive Attitude-Heading Reference System (AHRS) for use by small General Aviation aircraft. The gyros enabled a high bandwidth output while the GPS was used to estimate the gyro drift rate. The resulting attitude information was used, along with GPS-based position, by a graphical `out-the-window' view with tunnels indicating the desired path in the sky for the current phase of flight. Accuracy and ease of flying are enhanced by the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Symposium on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation, ETFA
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE
Pages423-428
Number of pages6
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA'96. Part 2 (of 2) - Kauai, HI, USA
Duration: Nov 18 1996Nov 21 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA'96. Part 2 (of 2)
CityKauai, HI, USA
Period11/18/9611/21/96

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