THE SEARCH FOR SELF-CONTAINED NAVIGATION AIDS

Richard Y. Miner

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Abstract: The late railroader, Robert Young, pointed out that a pig can go from New York to the West Coast without changing trains but that you and I can’t. There is an analogy in navigation. Thirteen years ago the German V-2 missile knew its own true speed, but today commercial airplanes do not have this ability. Navigation aids are highly developed, but much more progress is required. To see this future progress we shall map out the roads by which navigation aids have developed, since the future is only an extension of the past through the present. Our four main roads are Piloting, Time, Celestial Navigation, and Dead Reckoning.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 2
Pages: 120 - 123
Cite this article: Miner, Richard Y., "THE SEARCH FOR SELF-CONTAINED NAVIGATION AIDS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1958, pp. 120-123.
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