Glossary of Aviation Terminology


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Jerk: Rate of change of acceleration, either scalar or vector, often with subscripts such as ENU or XYZ to denote the coordinate frame; time derivative of acceleration; Symbols: j,J; Typical Units: ft/s-cubed; Dimensions: Length / Time-cubed;


Kalman filter: A filter for combining multiple data sources, usually of different types, to produce an estimate better than any single source; Compare: averaging filter, complementary filter;

KALTINT: Altitude integral gain

KINT: Path integral gain

KLA: Reference acceleration gain

KTAE: Track angle error gain

KVSF: Velocity error scale factor

KXTKD: Crosstrack deviation gain

KXTKR: Crosstrack deviation rate gain

KZSF: Altitude error scale factor


A , B , C , D , E , F , G , H , I , J - K , L , M , N , O , P , Q - R , S , T , U , V, W, X - Z