Best Reference Books – Guidance and Navigation

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Guidance and Navigation subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Guidance and Navigation along with reviews.

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1. “Fundamentals of Radar, Sonar and Navigation Engineering (with guidance)” by K K Sharma

“Fundamentals of Radar, Sonar and Navigation Engineering (with guidance)” Book Review: This book describes the fundamentals concepts of radar, sonar and navigation engineering. Main topics discussed are Introduction to radar, radar transmitter, radar display units, radiation hazard. Other topics included are Radio direction finders, hyperbolic electronic navigational system, navigation satellite, DME and TACAN. All the topics are mentioned in detail with images. This book is useful for students studying navigation technologies.

2. “Fundamentals of Aerospace Navigation and Guidance (Cambridge Aerospace Series)” by Pierre T Kabamba and Anouck R Girard

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“Fundamentals of Aerospace Navigation and Guidance (Cambridge Aerospace Series)” Book Review: This book discusses the core principles Used in navigation and guidance of modern aerospace vehicles. A fundamental in deterministic and stochastic system theories, Optimization and optimal control for application in optimal guidance, fundamentals of aerospace navigation and guidance. Problems with their respective solutions are discussed in each topic for students to understand the topic easily. Homework problems are added at the end of every chapter for students to practice. This book is useful for researchers and advanced level students in aerospace engineering.

3. “Advances in Aerospace Guidance, Navigation and Control: Selected Papers of the 1st CEAS Specialist Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control” by Florian Holzapfel and Stephan Theil

“Advances in Aerospace Guidance, Navigation and Control: Selected Papers of the 1st CEAS Specialist Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control” Book Review: This book covers the recent developments in the field of aerospace guidance and navigation control. This book contains various selected papers of the 1st CEAS specialist conference on guidance, navigation and control. Ideas, concepts and solutions on navigation are discussed in this book. Visible products such as commercial aircraft, fighters, helicopters from satellites and launchers from different countries are mentioned. This book is useful for advanced level students of aeronautical engineering.

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4. “Integrated Navigation and Guidance Systems (AIAA Education Series)” by Daniel J Blezad

“Integrated Navigation and Guidance Systems (AIAA Education Series)” Book Review: This book describes the basic principles of navigation. Topics included are GPS, satellite systems, air traffic control, altitude control. This book explains the use of AINSBOOK software for error analysis and kalman filter simulation. Tables, label figures and photos are provided in this book for students to easily understand the important topics. This book is useful for aerospace engineering students.

5. “Guidance, Navigation and Control 2015, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences Volume 154 (CDROM Included)” by American Astronautical Society and Ian J Gravseth
6. “Modern Inertial Technology: Navigation, Guidance, and Control (Mechanical Engineering Series)” by Anthony Lawrence

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“Modern Inertial Technology: Navigation, Guidance, and Control (Mechanical Engineering Series)” Book Review: This book describes the use of inertial technology for guidance, control and navigation in aerospace. Topics included are in outline of inertial navigation, gyro and accelerometer errors and their consequences, the principles of accelerometer, the pendulous accelerometer. Other chapters included are the principles of mechanical gyroscopes, vibrating beam accelerometers, single degree of freedom gyroscopes. Conclusions and references are added at the end of each unit for quick review and further reading processes. Labelled diagrams and figures along with detailed equations are provided in this book. This book is beneficial for mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering students.

7. “Apollo Guidance, Navigation and Control: Design Survey of the Apollo Inertial Subsytem” by William A Stameris and MIT

“Apollo Guidance, Navigation and Control: Design Survey of the Apollo Inertial Subsystem” Book Review: This book mentions the details of the contract by NASA on the design survey of the Apollo inertial subsystem. The history and development (CSM and LM) are described in this book. It also includes the highlights in the experience along with the knowledge of the Apollo mission. Technical and program-oriented recommendations also included. This book is useful for advanced aerospace design engineering students.

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8. “Spacecraft Navigation and Guidance (Advances in Industrial Control)” by Maxwell Noton

“Spacecraft Navigation and Guidance (Advances in Industrial Control)” Book Review: This book describes the computational techniques of navigation guidance of spacecraft. Topics covered are orbital mechanics, orbit determination with emphasis on the SIRF algorithm, gravity assist manoeuvres and guidance. Other topics mentioned are the phases of space mission including launch and re-entry, a deep space mission to planets or primitive bodies. Images and figures are provided to explain the topics easily. This book is useful for aeronautics, astronautics and control engineering students.

9. “Automatic Control of Atmospheric and Space Flight Vehicles: Design and Analysis with MATLAB® and Simulink® (Control Engineering)” by Ashish Tewari
10. “The International Handbook of Space Technology (Springer Praxis Books)” by Malcolm Macdonald and Viorel Badescu

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“The International Handbook of Space Technology (Springer Praxis Books)” Book Review: This book provides an overview of space technology and understanding of the modern spacecraft. Topics included are launch systems, structures, power, thermal, propulsion and software. Other topics included are entry, descent and landing, robotics, data systems, legal and regulatory issues, project management. All the chapters are discussed in detail with proper illustrations and examples. Some information on the topics is written by renowned scientists and CEOs such as Elon Musk, global leading agency experts from NASA, ESA, JAXA, CNES. This book is useful for aerospace engineering students.

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