Accession Number:

ADA155880

Title:

Determining an Azimuth with a North Seeking Gyro,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Surveyors frequently require an independent means of determining an azimuth. Traditional methods, a magnetic compass reading or stellar observation, suffer from limitations of accuracy or availability. Another possibility is the use of the North Seeking Gyro which overcomes both of these defects. This paper gives a brief description of how the gyro works, effective observing procedures for its use, and results of some field observations made by the Mobile District. The gyro is shown to be an efficient and precise way for obtaining geodetic nort even in situations where other techniques cannot be used. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE