NAVACE-1: A NEW APPROACH TO PRECISION, WORK AREA OCEAN NAVIGATION

NAVACE is a revolutionary navigation system which utilizes a concept of ocean bottom and sub-bottom feature correlation to determine accurate ship positioning within a surveyed ocean area. Accuracies of 0.05% within a 30 X 30 mile operating grid are well within NAVACE's capability. NAVACE is adaptable to surface ship, submersible or tethered vehicle navigation. NAVACE provides an operational advantage of eliminating deployment of reference pingers and transponders to obtain precision positioning data during offshore operations in surveyed areas. This study summarizes the design, discusses accuracies and presents equipment status.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1703-13
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM