In the practice of navigation the long range pulse-phased radio navigation system LORAN-C is widely used. This system provides a navigational fix with high accuracy at considerable distance from the shore station at any time of day or night. This system employs a sufficiently long base line, and thus creates a large angle of intersection of the lines of position in most regions where ships sail. It is because of this characteristic that the LORAN-C system creates significant interest for the specialists of transport and fishing fleets. However, information about it is not available in the Russian literature. In this book the general conclusion of various sources from the foreign literature and some practical data obtained by the authors as a result of observation of the operation of a LORAN-C during the time period 1963-65 are presented. In operation the pulse-phased system, by comparison with other systems, utilizes a more complicated method of transmission of long radio waves and more complicated shipboard equipment is necessary for obtaining a similar reading of the navigational possibilities of the LORAN-C radio navigation system. This publication is intended for radio specialists and navigation personnel of the Merchant Marine, and can also be used as a textbook by persons studying pulse-phased systems independently or by various educational institutions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Translated from Transport, Moscow, 1967, pp2-95.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Intelligence Command

    Alexandria, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Bykov, V I
    • Nikitenka, YuI
  • Publication Date: 1967

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00010305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 25 1971 12:00AM