E. V. Stearns

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Abstract: In recent years the art of automatic navigation of aircraft has reached its maturity. While it is not yet common for navigators to turn a few dials and then sit back while some machine performs all of the functions of aircraft navigation, the fundamental principles have been studied extensively and experimental models have been used to navigate with acceptable precision over ranges up to several thousands of miles. The next step in the development of these techniques is their exploitation, i.e., they must be developed in their performance and accepted by their users so that they will become a part of everyday aerial navigation.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 2
Pages: 66 - 72
Cite this article: Stearns, E. V., "SOME APPLICATIONS OF AUTOMATIC NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1956, pp. 66-72.
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