NEW TECHNIQUES FOR THE RUNNING FIX

Lt. Robert W. Beard

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Abstract: The primary concern of the navigator at sea is the determination of his vessel’s position. The task would be relatively simple if several observations could be made simultaneously, but often, as in the case of morning sun lines, position lines must be advanced for a considerable period of time. The usual method for advancing position lines in the direction of the DR course and at DR speed assumes these two values; but if course and speed over the ground were precisely known, there would be no need to determine the vessel’s position for it would coincide with the dead reckoning.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 4, Number 4
Pages: 168 - 170
Cite this article: Beard, Lt. Robert W., "NEW TECHNIQUES FOR THE RUNNING FIX", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1954-1955, pp. 168-170.
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