Air University Quarterly Review

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Abstract: This fall a new air navigational aid will begin a year of intensive operational testing. Beaming its signals over a substantial portion of the Northern Hemisphere, "Navarho," as the system is named, shows promise of becoming the long-awaited global aid to air navigation. It will mark one omore large contribution of electronics to man's conquest of space. In directing an aircraft along its course the navigator is constantly faced with three basic problems. He must know at all times the exact position of the aircraft over the earth's surface. He must be able to infer position for any given time during the flight. And he must calcualte, compensating for the drift effects of wind, the precise direction to ehad the aircraft to reach destination.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 4
Pages: 165 - 174
Cite this article: Review, Air University Quarterly, "NAVARHO", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1956-1957, pp. 165-174.
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