PRACTICAL ELECTRONIC POSITION FIXING FOR SMALL CRAFT

The uncertainty of the future of a suitable electronic position fixing system for small craft is reported. The importance of the small craft part of the maritime community is established. The six essential parameters of a suitable small craft electronic position fixing device are given. Five systems, Satellite, Inertial, Omega, Loran-C, and Loran-A are examined for their ability to satisfy these required parameters. Loran-A best meets the requirements, Loran-C is a close second.

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    Institute of Navigation

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  • Authors:
    • Merriam, R W
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Accession Number: 00071951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Navigation
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-23,735-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM