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AN/ASN-92 INS Part III: Carrier Operations

An aircraft carrier is a massive chunk of metal, it can drastically affect parts of the avionics.
Part III of this series practically determines the (sometimes dramatic) impact that operating from a Carrier has on the computed Magnetic Variation.

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AN/ASN−92 INS Part I: Components

The Inertial Navigation System, usually simply called “INS”. Everyone knows what it is, but usually at very high-level, a usually self-sufficient black-box.
This series introduces the basic components of the INS, and tackles some of the issues affecting this fundamental part of the avionics.

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Simplified: Navigation Command and Control Grid (NAV GRID)

The Navigation Command and Control Grid or NAV GRID was designed to enable easy navigation and CAP control from a common fixed reference point. As an extended function of GND STAB, it enables TID readout of bearing and range from that set reference point, referred to as YY. Additionally, it also displays a grid extending from YY along a set threat axis. The purpose of the grid itself is to allow for quick position reference while a precise readout is available for a hooked target, as well as voice codes. Practically this is useful for Bullseye calls when receiving picture updates from controllers.