THE USE OF MICROPROCESSORS IN NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

Microprocessors and their application to navigation systems are discussed. A survey of presently available microprocessors is presented which indicates that only the simplest and slowest devices currently offer any cost advantage over other technologies. A Loran-C receiver using a microprocessor design with a total of 70 integrated circuits is described. A floating point interpreter designed to simplify programming navigational computations on a four bit microprocessor is also described. A coordinate conversion program for Loran using the interpreter has been developed, which uses 4096 words of 8 bit program memory and will compute latitude and longitude to within 50 feet in 22 seconds.

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    • Presented at the Institute's Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., June 26, 1975.
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    Institute of Navigation

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  • Authors:
    • Culver, C O
    • Danklefs, R W
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

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  • Accession Number: 00144270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Navigation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM