RADIO NAVIGATIONAL AIDS

Captain R. W. Ravenhill and Lieutenant R. B. Michell

Abstract: During the war, navigation techniques developed rapidly. Radio navigation was evolved to guide and co-ordinate the movement of ships and aircraft, while radar was used to detect dangers lurking in the clarkness or obscured under the shroud of fog. With the end of hostilities it was realized that these devices had great potential value in sea and air navigation on the world routes. Whereas this discussion is confined to the application of radio aids to marine navigation it may be noted that electronic equipment and methods have also brought about great advances in air navigation: a subject which has recently been under discussion by the representatives of many nations meeting at Montreal under the auspices of P.I.C.A.O. Sea and air problems are complementary and often interdependent in providing an economic and effective system for all users.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 1, Number 6
Pages: 120 - 128
Cite this article: Ravenhill, Captain R. W., Michell, Lieutenant R. B., "RADIO NAVIGATIONAL AIDS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 1, No. 6, 1947, pp. 120-128.
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