The mechanics of coupling a position finding system into an automatic pilot to achieve a path guidance system has been detailed in previous papers and it is proposed to briefly examine the mathematical model, to outline the coupling method, and then to examine in more detail the errors inherent in the standard positional finding systems when used for automatic path guidance in confined and open waters. The paper suggests the use of a filter and the adoption of an alternative position finding aid based on avionics distance measuring equipment known as TACAN, or VORTAC. These are essentially radar responder devices able to interpret radar information to a much higher order of accuracy than exists in the standard plan position indicator.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 4th Ship Control Systems Symposium, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Netherlands Naval College

    P-de Hoochweg
    129 Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00323540
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM