Accession Number:

AD0680569

Title:

DETERMINATION OF A SHIP'S LOCATION AT SEA (ON THE OCEAN) USING THE METHOD OF CORRESPONDING HOUR ANGLES OF CELESTIAL BODIES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-04-05

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A new analytical method for an accurate determination of a ships location at sea by means of corresponding time angles of any two selected stars is proposed. The advantage of the method is in its simplicity and speed, as no plotting or knowledge of calculable coordinates are required, and the latitude alone may be determined without knowing the correction of the chronometer.

Subject Categories:

  • Space Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE