THE NAVY NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM: DESCRIPTION AND STATUS

Thomas A. Stansell, Jr.

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Abstract: TRANSIT, the Navy’s Navigation Satellite System, has been in Continuous operation since January 1964, but only a very limited number of shipboard prototype navigation set’s have been available. Production equipment is just now becoming available, both for military and for commercial applications, and the months ahead will see greatly expanded use of the system. This paper describes the overall system, with emphasis on the user’s equipment, computation requirements, and accuracy considerations. A look is also taken into the systems future, including expanded applications.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 15, Number 3
Pages: 229 - 243
Cite this article: Stansell, Thomas A., Jr.,, "THE NAVY NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM: DESCRIPTION AND STATUS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 15, No. 3, Fall 1968, pp. 229-243.
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