RADAR NAVIGATION PROGRAM WITHIN THE USAF

Colonel D. M. Harvey

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Abstract: Radar navigation aids have resulted as an outgrowth of radar equipments developed prior to and during World War II. The Navy was investigating radar techniques for detection of aircraft in the 1920’s. The Signal Corps started developments leading to the SCR-270, a radar furnishing distance and azimuth information of a reflecting object, the SCR-268, a distance range and azimuth device, and the SCR-584 with distance, azimuth, elevation, and automatic tracking features. These devices were developed for Air Defense initially for detection of enemy aircraft. It was soon obvious that the same equipments could aid in the interception problem, as it was not enough that the pilot know where the enemy was-he also had to be directed to the destination of the enemy aircraft in the time that he could reach that moving destination. This posed a dynamic navigation problem.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 6
Pages: 142 - 142
Cite this article: Harvey, Colonel D. M., "RADAR NAVIGATION PROGRAM WITHIN THE USAF", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 6, 1950, pp. 142-142.
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