INSHORE NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM CONCEPTUAL ADVANCES

S. Feldman

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The U.S. NAW, through a contract with MYSTECH ASSOCIATES, INC., has developed an advanced proto-type navigational system called MATCH-NAV, which utilizes a mini-computer to provide automated ownship geographic position in inshore, coastal navigation situations. Conceptual development of MATCH-NAV has demonstrated the capability to provide ownship position display on digitized nautical charts, with overlay of the chart data on a radar Plan Position Indicator (PPI). Future plans include utilization of the MATCH-NAV concept in design of a completely automated Ownship Position Display having stored nautical chart capability, which can accept navigational data inputs from such ship’s sensors as Loran-C, Omega, radar and other precision electronic navigation systems, including satelite systems, The goal-to provide continuous, accurate, real-time visual display of ship’s position in restricted coastal waters. This paper discusses the MATCH-NAV concept and its potential applications in future inshore navigation.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 23, Number 1
Pages: 59 - 63
Cite this article: Feldman, S., "INSHORE NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM CONCEPTUAL ADVANCES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 23, No. 1, Spring 1976, pp. 59-63.
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