gyrocompass


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Related to gyrocompass: gyroscope, magnetic compass
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a compass that does not depend on magnetism but uses a gyroscope instead

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Unique System shall extend warranty and non-warranty repair services for the following manufacturer's products: Meridian Gyrocompasses and Meridian Ancillaries, it added.
Now the gyrocompass support facility has started taking inertial measurement systems from the Royal Navy, running them through an initial test to evaluate performance and identify any failing parts.
For example, the time between invention and innovation for the fluorescent lamp was 79 years; gyrocompass 56 years; cotton picker 53 years; zipper 27 years (!); jet engine 14 years; radar 13 years; safety razor nine years; and wireless telephone eight years.
It has radar, communication, satellite navigation, gyrocompass, GPS and other systems.
Engineering was divided both by function (specifications, standards, research, and drafting) and by product line (gyrocompass, gyropilot, searchlight, etc.).
On 21 March 1919, a gyrocompass developed for the Navy was tested in an aircraft, marking the first recorded instance of tests of a device that would become an invaluable navigational instrument for long-range flight.
Simultaneous computer readings of the ship's gyrocompass and GPS were made every 2s, and these data were used to correct for the direction and movement of the ship during all trackings.
Litton provided an EM-200 Doppler speed log and SR-180 MK.2 gyrocompass. Other electronics include a Young Marine Wind Tracker and an MRU roll and pitch sensor.
There's the German company Anschutz, a division of Raytheon, which makes autopilot and gyrocompass equipment; the British firm Brooks & Gatehouse, a division of Yeoman Group, that sells instrument systems and software; and Northstar Technologies of Acton, MA, for global positioning systems.
However, if we think in terms of a gyrocompass rather than an ordinary compass, the metaphor becomes more appropriate.
A professional ethic is a gyrocompass pointing in a precalibrated direction.
What is necessary is to provide for the dynamics of direction in the form of a gyrocompass. Which institutional adjustments are necessary in order to direct the advance of technololgy and culture evolution to promote ongoing economic efficiency?
A full complement of internal and external sensors, including a gyrocompass, inclinometer, and four stereo-optical cameras mounted on the head, monitor the status of Rover and its surroundings.
Note that when gyrocompass is used as MINS, the velocity and position can be provided with log.