A METHOD FOR THE EXACT CALCULATION OF SEA AND AIR MINIMUM TIME TRACKS BY MEANS OF A DIGITAL ELECTRONIC PROGRAMMED COMPUTER

Edgar Rossger and Gerhard Ranike

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Abstract: Since about 50 years physicians and mathematicians are looking for a method for the calculation of minimum time tracks for vessels, submarines, air ships and aircraft. In air navigation the time which is gained by using a digital electronic programmed computer is remarkable. In crossing the North Atlantic from London Airport to J.F. Kennedy International by a jet aircraft with a true air speed of VE = 470 kts 30 minutes can be won. With smaller true air speeds, for instance VE= 200 kts, a time saving of 2 hours can be obtained. During a voyage of a vessel for a period of 2 weeks a time saving of 1 or 2 days could be possible.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 12, Number 1
Pages: 72 - 76
Cite this article: Rossger, Edgar, Ranike, Gerhard, "A METHOD FOR THE EXACT CALCULATION OF SEA AND AIR MINIMUM TIME TRACKS BY MEANS OF A DIGITAL ELECTRONIC PROGRAMMED COMPUTER", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring 1965, pp. 72-76.
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