Correction of inertial measurements using GPS updates for underwater navigation
Titus, Harold A.
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An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) can combine a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver with an Inertial Navigation System (INS) to navigate with a specified accuracy level. The AUV would be required to surface periodically to obtain a GPS fix. A computer simulation has been developed using an AUV model and an INS error model to generate noisy measurements. A Kalman filter is used to estimate the simulated INS errors. Several runs were executes to compare combinations of equipment with different levels of accuracy.
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