AUTOMATIC NAVIGATION IN R-THETA COORDINATES

Wing Commander J. G. Wright, RCAF

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Abstract: Going anywhere at all requires navigation. Those who have not paid enough attention to this fact have often come to grief-as witness the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. The origin of navigational techniques is lost in the mists of antiquity. However, with the opening of the great centuries of exploration, navigation was studied and improved, until by the 20th century the navigation of ships had advanced to the point where a ship could find its way anywhere that it could sail. Marine navigation used a combination of dead reckoning, celestial, pilotage, and certain other techniques such as radio direction finding and tasting the mud on the bottom of the lead.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 2
Pages: 72 - 76
Cite this article: Wright, Wing Commander J. G., RCAF,, "AUTOMATIC NAVIGATION IN R-THETA COORDINATES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1956, pp. 72-76.
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