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Instrument: DLR IGI CCNS4

Acronym IGI-CCNS4
Manufacturer IGI
Operated by DLR
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Inertial Reference/Navigation System
Acronym INS

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Aircraft position, velocity and attitude
Operating principle

Measurement(s) Aircraft Information

Dimension and weight

External dimension
Weight 0.0


Operating mode In situ






Operational restriction

Operational requirements

Certification approvals

Additional information

Computer Controlled Navigation System (CCNS4) and AEROcontrol for Aerial Survey Flight Missions

The system can be used for flight guidance in remote sensing applications or as a very precise inertial reference system (after post processing) for any other application.

The Standard CCNS4 is a guidance, positioning, and sensor management system for aerial survey flight missions. It provides complete and comprehensive solutions for mission planning, aircraft guidance and camera (as well as other sensors) management during photo flights or scanner missions, additionally post-flight record keeping, data management and documentation. Since the complete mission can be prepared before flight, the pilots are guided
by the system from waypoint to waypoint.
The system consists of the airborne computer unit, 2 control & display units (5 ''), the AEROcontrol system, the DGPS Omnistar system and the CCNS World Wide Mission Planing software (WWMP).

Precision without ground station:

Position : 0.5-3 m (5m without OMNISTAR-DGPS)
Height : 1-5 m (15m without OMNISTAR-DGPS)
Attitude : 0.05 deg
Acq. Freq. : 50Hz

By using a ground reference station the accuracy can be significantly improved (up to 15 cm for position)

Access, host and processing


Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

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