[time-nuts] "The GPS navigation is the weakest point,"

Jim Lux jimlux at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 15 20:21:19 EST 2011


On 12/15/11 2:26 PM, Chuck Harris wrote:
> I would say without question the answer is YES!
>
> When the US DOD switched its backing to COTS electronics in all
> of its defense hardware, it also went looking for the cheapest
> way to get the most bang for the buck with defense hardware.
>
> They certainly would be willing to save 100 lbs of inertial
> guidance hardware if 8 ounces of GPS hardware could get the
> plane on target.
>
except that off the shelf military IMUs are more like half a kilo.




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