RECTILINEAR NAVIGATION IN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

E. Stuart Perkins

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: This paper discusses the principles of rectilinear coordinate navigation, which permits the establishment of parallel aircraft tracks throughout the entire area served by a VORTAC or TACAN station, and its advantages over the present system of VOR radials. It also discusses the development of the Vector Analog Computer, a compact flight director which utilizes rectilinear coordinates to exploit the entire airspace and locate all aircraft in well-defined airways.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 9, Number 2
Pages: 131 - 137
Cite this article: Perkins, E. Stuart, "RECTILINEAR NAVIGATION IN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 9, No. 2, Summer 1962, pp. 131-137.
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