MARINE COURSE COMPUTER SEA EVALUATION

Karl Burfeindt

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Abstract: This paper contains a description of the Norden marine course computer and its sea evaluation aboard the S.S. Pioneer Ming. The computer provides a course control signal to a gyropilot as it estimates position and performs a number of other computations. It was designed to be a building block for partially automated ships and has been specified for AGS type ships. The device was successfully tested and found to be a reliable, accurate navigational aid. A standard error of only 4.5 miles results 12 hours after position fix-after 36 hours the error will be 7.8 miles.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 12, Number 1
Pages: 49 - 59
Cite this article: Burfeindt, Karl, "MARINE COURSE COMPUTER SEA EVALUATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring 1965, pp. 49-59.
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