THE USE OF MICROPROCESSORS IN NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

C. O. Culver and R. W. Danklefs

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Abstract: 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 de- sign 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.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 23, Number 3
Pages: 245 - 248
Cite this article: Culver, C. O., Danklefs, R. W., "THE USE OF MICROPROCESSORS IN NAVIGATION SYSTEMS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 23, No. 3, Fall 1976, pp. 245-248.
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