GROUND-BASED RADIO AIDS TO NAVIGATION

Sven H. Dodington

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Abstract: GROUND-BASED AIDS provide fixes independent of the vehicle’s previous history, and often result in relatively low vehicular equipment cost. The present status of the major systems is reviewed. It is concluded that, for t,he forseeable future, the requirement for ground-based aids will continue. The “lock-and-key” relationship of ground equipment to vehicular equipment makes for slow system changes; thus, while advantage must be taken of every new electronic development, t’he most pressing need is to apply these developments to existing systems, retaining some compatibility, rather than the development of entirely new systems. This particularly applies to the tactical aircraft field.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 14, Number 4
Pages: 383 - 387
Cite this article: Dodington, Sven H., "GROUND-BASED RADIO AIDS TO NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 14, No. 4, Winter 1967-1968, pp. 383-387.
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