Until the development of a new generation of automatic shipborne receivers, Loran-C was of no importance in the maritime world of Western Europe. The situation has now thoroughly changed due to the new low-cost automatic receivers which -- with regard to their accuracy and sensitivity -- more than match the former automatic equipment, and due to the US plan for phase-out of the Loran-A chains. Merchant fleets of Western Europe sailing to North and Central America will increasingly make use of the Loran-C system, because these areas will be better and more accurately covered with LOPs than ever before, and because the prices for receivers are now reasonable. Also considered are the possible technical and economic advantages of an extension of the planned Loran-C coverage and its connection to the Soviet Loran-C system as a big step towards a standardisation in maritime radionavigation.

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    • Presented at the National Marine Meeting in Hunt Valley, Maryland, October 14,1975
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  • Authors:
    • Hammerschmidt, U
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

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  • Accession Number: 00144267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Navigation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM