IMPACT OF MILITARY DEVELOPMENTS ON FUTURE NAVIGATION

John M. Wuerth

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Abstract: In the years prior to World War II, most of our navigational techniques and instruments were based on principles developed through the years by practical navigators and astronomers. Although these were refined by the development of better sextants, better charts, new and improved tables for tides, star positions, and reduction of observations to obtain rapid fixes, they were still basically old techniques. Some new devices such as radio direction finders had been developed, but even they were refinements that made better use of data already available.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 3, Number 10
Pages: 368 - 373
Cite this article: Wuerth, John M., "IMPACT OF MILITARY DEVELOPMENTS ON FUTURE NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 3, No. 10, 1953, pp. 368-373.
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