PRECISE SHIP POSITIONING

Lt. Comdr. Guy E. Thompson

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Abstract: WHEN IN THE SPRING of 1959 a Navy project produced a demand for ship positioning with an accuracy of 25 feet at a distance of up to 14 miles from fixed points, some new techniques were explored. After examining several possible systems of ship positioning, most of which were discarded because of probable errors greater than 25 feet, two were chosen: a system utilizing visual bearings because it was tried and proven and considered a sure method, and the Tellurometer. Since this was a new application of Tellurometer, it was with a great deal of interest that it was chosen.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 6
Pages: 354 - 357
Cite this article: Thompson, Lt. Comdr. Guy E., "PRECISE SHIP POSITIONING", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 6, 1959, pp. 354-357.
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