A DEEP SUBMERGENCE DIVERS' NAVIGATION SYSTEM

Ben Saltzer

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: A navigation system for deep submergence divers working throughout an extended area has been designed and is under development. The system consists of a multichannel omnidirectional homing system and a centralized omnidirectional navigation system. A receiver, which will be integrated with the diver's head-gear, will enable the diver to home on any of several marking beacons, or to navigate to unmarked points. Since the homeing and navigation signals are acquired almost independent of the diver's orientation, the time to determine position or which way to head should be minimal. Also, an in-helmet "heads-up" type display will simplify the diver's navigation problems. A breadboard experimental homing system has been built and is currently being tested and debugged.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 17, Number 1
Pages: 76 - 82
Cite this article: Saltzer, Ben, "A DEEP SUBMERGENCE DIVERS' NAVIGATION SYSTEM", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring 1970, pp. 76-82.
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