DIGINAV--AUTOMATIC NAVIGATION FOR MERCHANT SHIP OFFICERS

DIGINAV is Iotron Corporation's new, fully automatic navigation and routing system designed for the merchant ship officer. It brings to the ship's bridge the benefits of complete computerized navigation with the simplicity of use and operational reliability pioneered by the DIGIPLOT fully automatic radar plotter. Any ship equipped with DIGIPLOT can now have basically effortless precise digital navigation through the addition of DIGINAV. Together, they provide the bridge officer a combined navigation display for both collision and hazard avoidance. DIGINAV performs accurate, continuous navigational calculations of ship's position and the course to steer. It will maintain desired track when connected to the ship's autopilot. System position may be updated by the navigator at any time by easy manual entry of ship latitude and longitude obtained by using radar, Decca, Loran C, Loran A Omega, visual fixes and celestial sights. Position can also be determined automatically from directly connected radio navigation aids. These include commercially available Satellite navigator, Decca Navigator, Loran C and Omega receivers. This paper describes the complete DIGINAV system its operation and the advantages afforded in helping solve today's problems for profitable, safe commercial ship opeation.

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

    Royal Netherlands Naval College

    P-de Hoochweg
    129 Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Pearson, L H
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00323688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM