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Apparatus for generating a heading signal for a land vehicle (Patent)

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Disclosed is an apparatus generating accurate data regarding the heading of a land vehicle as it travels over terrain having changing conditions. The apparatus includes a first sensor means, such as a differential odometer, generating data regarding the relative direction of the vehicle. Also included is a second sensor means, such as a flux gate compass, for generating data regarding the absolute direction of the vehicle relative to the earth. The relative directional data and the absolute directional data are combined in a means for generating accurate data regarding the heading of the vehicle. A means for reducing errors reflected in signals generated by the sensors is provided to insure the accuracy of the output.  
 
Disclosed is an apparatus generating accurate data regarding the heading of a land vehicle as it travels over terrain having changing conditions. The apparatus includes a first sensor means, such as a differential odometer, generating data regarding the relative direction of the vehicle. Also included is a second sensor means, such as a flux gate compass, for generating data regarding the absolute direction of the vehicle relative to the earth. The relative directional data and the absolute directional data are combined in a means for generating accurate data regarding the heading of the vehicle. A means for reducing errors reflected in signals generated by the sensors is provided to insure the accuracy of the output.  
  
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Abstract

Disclosed is an apparatus generating accurate data regarding the heading of a land vehicle as it travels over terrain having changing conditions. The apparatus includes a first sensor means, such as a differential odometer, generating data regarding the relative direction of the vehicle. Also included is a second sensor means, such as a flux gate compass, for generating data regarding the absolute direction of the vehicle relative to the earth. The relative directional data and the absolute directional data are combined in a means for generating accurate data regarding the heading of the vehicle. A means for reducing errors reflected in signals generated by the sensors is provided to insure the accuracy of the output.

Patent

Apparatus for generating a heading signal for a land vehicle (pdf)

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Recollections of the development of the FoxTrax hockey puck tracking system

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