The most sophisticated NVAV systems in existence today are the ones which can utilize either latitude and longitude or bearing and distance from the station as inputs for navigation. These Automated Airborne Navigation Systems offer a means of placing some information in the cockpit in a manner such that its application can be automated to a high degree. The heart of the system for the pilot is the Control Display Unit, or CDU, with a complete alpha/numeric keyboard. Contained within the Automated Navigation System is a Flight Data Storage Unit, or FDSU, which contains all the navigational data in computer language on a magnetic tape or disc.

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    • Proceedings ION National Aerospace Meeting (Inst of Navig), Denver, Colorado, April 13-14, 1977.
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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00188605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM