REPORT ON OPERATIONAL DEMONSTRATION OF AUTOMATIC NAVIGATION TO REDUCE BRIDGE MANNING

During the summer of 1973 an automatic Omega Navigation System was installed aboard USS W.S. Sims, DE1059, to perform an evaluation of the ability of automatic navigation with an Omega sensor to reduce the ships bridge manning requirements. After the installation was checked out and operating satisfactory, a transit from Puerto Rico to Mayport, Florida was made and Omega navigation data was compared to Loran. This paper covers the description of the Navigation System and the installation, the Navigation log taken during the transit along with an explanation of the data, summary of results, comments by the commanding officer and technical personnel and conclusion derived. Plans for the future are presented. The results of this test were reflected by the response of the operating force which was that they were more effective as a result of having automatic navigation equipment on board.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Institute of Navigation, National Marine Meeting, State University of New York Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, New York, 1-2 October, 1974. Price $10 members; $15 non-members.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Navigation

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  • Authors:
    • Cachos, J
    • Chaney, D
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Accession Number: 00126493
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Navigation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM