Over the last decade, several new navigation methods involving in various ways the transmission of radio signals have contributed significantly to navigation. These new techniques include Loran and Omega, doppler tracking of satellites, and measurement of time delay to satellites. At the same time, there has been developed for scientific purposes the technology of radio interferometry, with little communication with the navigation community. This technology has achieved angular measurement accuracies as small as 0.02 to the 1,2 power arcseconds, and has located terrestrial positions with accuracies of better than 1 centimeter to the 3rd power. It is the purpose of this article to examine the possible application of this technique to maritime navigation and oceanography.

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    • Presented at the National Marine Navigation Meeting, Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, October 31-November 1, 1977.
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    Institute of Navigation

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  • Authors:
    • Knowles, S H
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00170503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Navigation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM