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Inertial navigation system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

#InertialNavigationSystem uses #gyroscopes to measure the #AngularVelocity of an object in motion through space without the need for external references. This means that, for example, in an airplane the pitch orientation is noted before takeoff and never again needs to be synced up with external reference such as where the plane is on the globe earth. So then how does the device compensate for movement along a curved surface if say the plane leaves LAX and flies to Sydney if it does not need to know where it is along that surface which curves 8 inches per mile squared? Doesn't this prove that when a plane flies along the surface of the earth, it is moving along a #FlatEarth ?
&neo 2016-06-08 05:40:06