BUBBLE ACCELERATION

Major Robert Sullivan

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The advent of high speed flight has necessitated a more critical analysis of celestial navigation, since the accuracy of the line of position or the fix is dependent upon the speed of the moving platform, and its changing direction. Therefore it is important that the aerial navigator of a high speed aircraft become fully aware of the inherent errors of celestial observations so that he can understand and analyze his resultant fix. This paper is an attempt to point out the errors resulting from celestial observations at high speed, to show how these errors can be minimized and to introduce a new correction table.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 3, Number 7
Pages: 229 - 231
Cite this article: Sullivan, Major Robert, "BUBBLE ACCELERATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 3, No. 7, 1953, pp. 229-231.
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