THE SECOR APPROACH TO COORDINATE DETERMINATION FOR SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT

J. H. Reid

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Abstract: Cubic's proposed approach to the problem of determinng the coordinates of ships and/or aircraft at such locations as mid-ocean is described. Determination of coordinates by a unified system to two different orders of accuracy is contemplated. The lower accuracies would apply to general navigation, en-route traffic control, air-sea rescue, and the use of ships and/or aircraft as missile/space-vehicle trackign sites. The basic system concept is described and explained. A number of possible system configurations is discusseed. All these system configurations involve the use of teh SECOR System techniques developed at Cubic. Certain of the possible configurations also involve the use of Cubic's vehicle-borne phase-comparison angle measurement techniques: these system configurations would be capable of a complete coordinate determination from a single satelite position, rather than from multiple positions.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 11, Number 4
Pages: 393 - 416
Cite this article: Reid, J. H., "THE SECOR APPROACH TO COORDINATE DETERMINATION FOR SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 11, No. 4, Winter 1964-1965, pp. 393-416.
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