PLOTTING THE FUTURE COURSE OF MARINE CELESTIAL NAVIGATION

Gene R. Marner

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Abstract: The ancient art of navigation has experienced many developments during the past few years. Despite these developments, the marine navigational practics in general use today do not fully exploit all technical possibilities nor do they seeem to satisfy all of the needs and desires for navigational improvements. It seems appropariate, therefore, to ask ourselves just where navigational science stands relative to fundamental possibilities and what development can be expected in the future. With this purpose in mind, teh author and his collegues have been considering several facts of teh navigational situation and have been preparing several papers in this connection. The first of these discussed the present status of radio-celestial navigationl. The purpose of the present paper is to present a brief review of the entire situation in order to stimulate similar consideration. While some conclusions are stated, it is not internded that the present paper should reach a definitive position on all aspects of the navigational situation. It does seem appropariate, nevertheless, to make some forecast in the interests of stimulating more rapid navigational developments.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 7, Number 4
Pages: 213 - 225
Cite this article: Marner, Gene R., "PLOTTING THE FUTURE COURSE OF MARINE CELESTIAL NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter 1960-1961, pp. 213-225.
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