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NASA's new autopilot system

Posted on December 14, 2007 at 1:09pm 0 Comments

NASA is developing a navigation system that augments GPS signals via a satellite phone network so that it works around the globe, beyond the limited implementation of WAAS. Their intended application is a UAV based mapping function utilizing synthetic aperture radar technology which requires a highly stable and accurate platform.

For testing purposes they will mount the radar and navigation system on a Gulfstream III (I especially like this part), "Since the Gulfstream III operates…

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