PRACTICAL ELECTRONIC POSITION FIXING FOR SMALL CRAFT

R. W. Merriam

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Abstract: The uncertainty of the future of a suitable electronic position fixing system for small craft is reported. The importance of the small craft part of the maritime community is established. The six essential parameters of a suitable small craft electronic position fixing device are given. Five systems, Satellite, Inertial, Omega, Loran-C, and Loran-A are examined for their ability to satisfy these required parameters. Loran-A best meets the requirements, Loran-C is a close second.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 21, Number 2
Pages: 165 - 169
Cite this article: Merriam, R. W., "PRACTICAL ELECTRONIC POSITION FIXING FOR SMALL CRAFT", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 21, No. 2, Summer 1974, pp. 165-169.
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