Northrop Grumman inertial measurement unit selected for JPALS

  • 27-May-2010 06:44 EDT

Raytheon Co. selected Northrop Grumman Corp. to supply the inertial measurement solution for the Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems (JPALS) Shipboard Reference program. Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division will deliver 18 LN-270 inertial navigation systems (INS) for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the JPALS Increment 1A Shipboard Reference System (SRS). The first LN-270 unit will be delivered in early 2011. JPALS works with GPS to provide accurate, reliable, landing guidance for fixed and rotary wing aircraft and supports fixed-base, tactical, and shipboard applications. For the SRS, each JPALS-equipped ship will employ three Northrop Grumman fiber-optic gyro-based LN-270 INS units to measure the ship's motion.

HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Rate It
4.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

Connectivity spawns need for security designed-in from the beginning, a complex issue that spans many disciplines.
SAE International is working with the joint-venture initiative looking to deploy a high-powered DC fast-charging network for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) covering long-distance travel routes in Europe.
Researchers from Iowa State University are expanding fundamental materials studies into research and development of new, all-solid-state technology for batteries.
Imperial College London researchers are working on technology that could allow drones to stay airborne indefinitely simply by hovering over a ground support vehicle to recharge.

Related Items

Technical Paper / Journal Article