TRANSPOLAR CELESTIAL FOR HIGH SPEED NAVIGATION

Thoburn C. Lyon

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Abstract: As of the present, the mainstay of navigation in the polar area is celestial navigation, supplemented by some such combination as the astro compass and directional gyro for dead reckoning. The chief weakness of celestial navigation at high speeds, aside from any observational difficulties, has been the time required to translate observations into position. With speeds which are already becoming commonplace, it may only be possible to say that “at the time of observation the aircraft was there” -at a point nearly 100 miles away.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 3, Number 1&2
Pages: 29 - 33
Cite this article: Lyon, Thoburn C., "TRANSPOLAR CELESTIAL FOR HIGH SPEED NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 3, No. 1&2, 1951, pp. 29-33.
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