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FEEDBACK COMPENSATION

Improvement of the response of a feedback control system by placing a compensator in the feedback path, in contrast to cascade compensation. Also known as parallel compensation.

GRAVITATIONAL INSTABILITY

Instability of a dynamic system in which gravity is the restoring force.

SATURABLE SYSTEM

A term used to describe a navigation system whose use is limited to a single user or a limited number of users on a time- shared basis.

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THERMOSTATIC CONTROL

Device which operates system or part of system based on temperature change.

INJECTION

  1. The method of applying a signal to an electronic circuit or device. 2. The process of introducing electrons or holes into a semiconductor so that their total number exceeds the number present at thermal equilibrium. 3. The introduction of fuel, fuel and air, fuel and oxidizer, water, or other substance into an engine induction system or combustion chamber.

GUIDANCE STATION EQUIPMENT

The ground-based portion of the missile guidance system necessary to provide guidance during missile flight; it specifically includes the tracking radar, the rate measuring equipment, the data link equipment, and the computer, test, and maintenance equipment integral to these items.

SELF-BAILING

A system of draining water that enters a compartment through scuppers or venturi's.

NAVSTAR GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM

A satellite navigation system developed by the Department of Defense. The system is provides highly accurate position and velocity information in three dimen- sions and precise time and time interval on a global basis continuously, to an unlimited number of users. It is unaffected by weather and provides a worldwide common grid reference system. The objective of the program is to provide very precise position information for a wide spectrum of military missions. In addition, current policy calls for civil availability with a slight degradation in system accuracy required to protect U.S. national security interests.

ATLAS GRID

A reference system that permits the designation of the location of a point or an area on a map, photograph, or other graphic in terms of numbers and letters. Also called ALPHANUMERIC GRID.

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