Talk:Guidance system

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say what V-1 is for offline readers[edit]

Say German V-1 _rocket_/_bomb_/_submarine_ or something. --Jidanni 2006-04-15

Cruise missile in today terms. Why not to read the V-1 flying bomb article (found via "Go/Search" box)? BTW, "V-1" is a propaganda name, while the "native" one is Fi-103. --jno 07:42, 17 April 2006 (UTC)


Offline users would have to reconnect to read an additional article, just to find out one extra word describing what a V-1 was. They might be in a tent far away from a connection. --User:Jidanni 2006-04-20


Much earlier than the guidance system of the V1 were the gyroscopic stabilized torpedo guirdance systems. The first systems were developed in late 19th century only stabilizing the straighness of shots. True guidance systems allowing to programm simple courses were invented in Germany for use in torpedoes 1942 (so called LUT). Even earlier than the V1.--WerWil (talk) 18:41, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Navigation vs. Guidance[edit]

Made several modifications to delineate the difference between guidance and navigation. Prior to revisions much focus was placed upon military missile "guidance". Perhaps a new section on military applications is appropriate with missile types. I've probably been a little too robust in the history section, but since I know many of these folks I can't believe this hasn't been better documented. My understanding of the JPL crew is very limited.. so I know there there must be some tremendous additions waiting to come. Corrected errors in previous version relating to Optical guidance (now correct in TERCOM which has a separate Wiki entry). This is my first effort so sorry if my references are not in correct format. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Xs4-guy (talkcontribs) 19:48, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Inertial navigation systems were originally developed for rockets.
This is still not correct. First gyroscopic systems were developed for Torpedoes.--WerWil (talk) 17:09, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

No neutral point of view[edit]

Fortunately Von Braun engineered the surrender of 500 of his top rocket scientists, along with plans and test vehicles, to the Americans. Fortunately for whom? For the Americans?

Book ad removed[edit]

Here's what i removed:

Mathematical foundations to today's guidance problems can be found in An Introduction to the Mathematics and Methods of Astrodynamics, Revised Edition (Aiaa Education Series) Richard Battin 1991.

--TiagoTiago (talk) 03:33, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

More advanced guidance systems?[edit]

The article lacks recent advances in guidance systems, e.g. the execution of complex track patterns for search-and-rescue tasks that are available in current manned and unmanned systems.

Shall this be included?

Johann.Uhrmann (talk) 06:41, 3 April 2012 (UTC)