The Marine Course Computer represents a new concept in automatic ship control. It is a device that computes the desired track for distances up to 1000 miles and maintains the vessel on the desired track. The computer refines the raw inputs of Gyro Heading and Speed in order to provide accurate control signals and readout data. Although the computer does not relieve the navigator of any responsibilities, it will immeasurably assist him to more freely carry out his responsibilities. The manual describes the basic concepts of the Norden Marine Course Computer, its functional description, operating instructions, theory of operation, installation procedures, safety provisions, and other applications.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number 4AC-Nb-1106-H-0001.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United Aircraft Corporation

    Norden Division
    Norwalk, CT  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1962-10-25

Media Info

  • Pagination: 1180 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026526
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1106-H-0001 Tech Man
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2644
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM