THE COMPUTER JOINS THE FLIGHT CREW

Robert R. Williamson

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: T HE TITLE of this paper expresses a philosophy which I should like to state explicitly at the ‘outset. It is simply this: that we do -not propose to replace navigators in the flight crew with computers, but to increase the power, speed and accuracy with which the navigator can perform his vital functions; stated in the positive sense, we propose to provide means of doing the routine work so that the navigator can perform the executive, decision-making functions without distraction, so that he can better keep up with the navigation problems as speeds increase and tolerances decrease, and utilize a variety of more sophisticated navigational techniques.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 5
Pages: 304 - 309
Cite this article: Williamson, Robert R., "THE COMPUTER JOINS THE FLIGHT CREW", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 5, 1959, pp. 304-309.
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