SURVIVAL POSITION LOCATION USING STAR SIGHTING

E. H. Sharkey

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: AT THE WESTERN regional meeting of The Institute of Navigation in 1956 a representative of the Air Force Survival School at Stead Air Force Base, Nev., described their need for a simple method of locating one’s geographical position. As a result of this request, a method using star sighting which can be used by persons having no knowledge of celestial navigation has been developed and tested. Neither sextant nor almanac is required. The necessary equipment fits into a shirt pocket and provides an accuracy of 10 to 20 miles under realistic field conditions.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 8
Pages: 516 - 525
Cite this article: Sharkey, E. H., "SURVIVAL POSITION LOCATION USING STAR SIGHTING", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 8, 1959, pp. 516-525.
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