AN ASTRONOMICAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM FOR AIR NAVIGATION

Col. R. Genty

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Abstract: CIVIL AVIATION at supersonic speed poses manifold questions. The development of air vehicles proceeds at a rate so fast that the science on which its operations should be based, has no time to mature. This situation has its disadvantages as it is difficult at this stage to properly weight this or that point of the problem. Probably this evaluation of the technical significance attaching to the various basic elements is the most cumbersome obstacle in the progress of engineering. This critical situation characterizes also the supersonic aircraft navigation, and since there is not enough experience in this still unexplored field, the experts are confined to extrapolations which they try to keep within reasonable limits.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 13, Number 3
Pages: 270 - 276
Cite this article: Genty, Col. R., "AN ASTRONOMICAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM FOR AIR NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 13, No. 3, Fall 1966, pp. 270-276.
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