inertial platform

noun Navigation.
self-contained navigational devices used in inertial guidance, along with their mounting. Unabridged
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On the disc--the inertial platform--were three accelerometers and three gyroscopes, also aligned in three different directions.
Lasers are pointed at the road surface, and an inertial platform establishes a reference plane for the distance-measuring devices.
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