• Aboelmagd Noureldin
  • Tashfeen B. Karamat
  • Jacques Georgy


The word ‘navigation’ comes from Latin navigare which means ‘to sail’. The word navigare itself is derived from navis, which stands for ‘ship’, and agere, meaning ‘to drive’ (Esmat Sep 2007). Early navigation primarily dealt with vessels traveling in sea. However, it has now permeated into every imaginable form of transportation as well as various other applications including location-based services, search and rescue, law enforcement, road and air travel, remote asset tracking, fleet management, intelligence gathering, sports, public safety, and environmental assessment and planning (El-Rabbany 2002). Advances in microelectronics and miniaturization of integrated circuits have facilitated the production of inexpensive inertial sensors, global positioning system (GPS) receivers and powerful computers. This has placed navigation systems within easy reach of low cost applications.


Global Position System Inertial Measurement Unit Inertial Navigation System Inertial Sensor Global Position System Receiver 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aboelmagd Noureldin
    • 1
  • Tashfeen B. Karamat
    • 2
  • Jacques Georgy
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringRoyal Military College of Canada/Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  3. 3.Trusted Positioning IncCalgaryCanada

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