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The Guidance System for Ariane

  • Alex M. Angus (a1), Colin S. Gordon (a1) and Alain Brunschvig (a2)

In the early 1960s, Ferranti developed a 4-gimbal miniature inertial platform (approximately 8 inches diameter) for a number of applications, including the RAF Harrier and Phantom Inertial NavAttack system and for various satellite launcher projects. This platform used the Type 125 floated rate gyro (adapted from a design by Singer Kearfott, and originally referred to as Type M2519).

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The Journal of Navigation
  • ISSN: 0373-4633
  • EISSN: 1469-7785
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-navigation
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