A NON-ITERATIVE ALGORITHM FOR LORAN-C POSITION DETERMINATION

Rex H. Shudde

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Abstract: This paper presents a non-iterative algorithm for Loran-C position determination (from Loran-C stations in triplet configuration) that can be programmed for a handheld calculator or small computer. The algorithm can incorporate the Additional Secondary Factor (ASF) Correction, if known. Algorithms for computing the spheroid earth heading and distance between a fix and destination, for predicting the indicated time delays (ITD’s) at a geographic position and for calibrating the fixing algorithm to a known position and ITD’s are also presented.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 31, Number 3
Pages: 179 - 199
Cite this article: Shudde, Rex H., "A NON-ITERATIVE ALGORITHM FOR LORAN-C POSITION DETERMINATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 31, No. 3, Fall 1984, pp. 179-199.
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