The five innovations of the past decade that hold the greatest promise for civilian and military marine navigation are reviewed, namely the Omega system, satellite navigation, Doppler sonar, digital computers, and inertial navigation. Very high speed ships, very large ships, and extreme traffic density are examined as problems facing the designer of new navigation systems. New solutions are discussed under the headings of new techniques (the systems approach and the use of digital computers) and new equipments (collision avoidance systems, a combined depth sounder and digital computer to follow bottom contours, and an inertial navigator requiring only infrequent resets).

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Wendt, R L
  • Publication Date: 1970-6

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  • Accession Number: 00019122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1971 12:00AM