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Time And Navigation

Author : Andrew K. Johnston
ISBN : 9781588344922
Genre : Transportation
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If you want to know where you are, you need a good clock. The surprising connection between time and place is explored in Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There, the companion book to the National Air and Space Museum exhibition of the same name. Today we use smartphones and GPS, but navigating has not always been so easy. The oldest "clock" is Earth itself, and the oldest means of keeping time came from observing changes in the sky. Early mariners like the Vikings accomplished amazing feats of navigation without using clocks at all. Pioneering seafarers in the Age of Exploration used dead reckoning and celestial navigation; later innovations such as sextants and marine chronometers honed these techniques by measuring latitude and longitude. When explorers turned their sights to the skies, they built on what had been learned at sea. For example, Charles Lindbergh used a bubble sextant on his record-breaking flights. World War II led to the development of new flight technologies, notably radio navigation, since celestial navigation was not suited for all-weather military operations. These forms of navigation were extended and enhanced when explorers began guiding spacecraft into space and across the solar system. Astronauts combined celestial navigation technology with radio transmissions. The development of the atomic clock revolutionized space flight because it could measure billionths of a second, thereby allowing mission teams to navigate more accurately. Scientists and engineers applied these technologies to navigation on earth to develop space-based time and navigation services such as GPS that is used every day by people from all walks of life. While the history of navigation is one of constant change and innovation, it is also one of remarkable continuity. Time and Navigation tells the story of navigation to help us understand where we have been and how we got there so that we can understand where we are going.

A Treatise On Surveying And Navigation

Author : H.N. Robinson
ISBN : 9785877757394
Genre : History
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Instrument Flying And Navigation For Army Aviators

Author : United States. Dept. of the Army
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211232892
Genre : Aeronautical instruments
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Satellite Communications And Navigation Systems

Author : Enrico Re
ISBN : 0387475249
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Satellite Communications and Navigation Systems publishes the proceedings of the 2006 Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications. The book focuses on the integration of communication and navigation systems in satellites.

Aircraft Communications And Navigation Systems

Author : David Wyatt
ISBN : 9781136079023
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Butterworth-Heinemann’s Aircraft Engineering Principles and Practice Series provides students, apprentices and practicing aerospace professionals with the definitive resources to advance their aircraft engineering maintenance studies and career. This book provides an introduction to the principles of communications and navigation systems. It is written for anyone pursuing a career in aircraft maintenance engineering or a related aerospace engineering discipline, and in particular will be suitable for those studying for licensed aircraft maintenance engineer status. The book systematically addresses the relevant sections (ATA chapters 23/34) of modules 11 and 13 of part-66 of the EASA syllabus. It is ideal for anyone studying as part of an EASA and FAR-147 approved course in aerospace engineering.

Annals Of Commerce Manufactures Fisheries And Navigation

Author : David Macpherson
ISBN : UCAL:C2952277
Genre : Commerce
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Indoor Wayfinding And Navigation

Author : Hassan A. Karimi
ISBN : 9781482230857
Genre : Computers
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Outdoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services have become indispensable in people's mobility in unfamiliar environments. Advances in key technologies (e.g., positioning and mobile devices), has spurred interest in research and development of indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services in recent years. Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation provides both breadth and depth of knowledge in designing and building indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services. It covers the types of sensors both feasible and practical for localization of users inside buildings. The book discusses current approaches, techniques, and technologies for addressing issues in indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services. It includes coverage of the cognitive, positioning, mapping, and application perspectives, an unusual but useful combination of information. This mix of different perspectives helps you better understand the issues and challenges of building indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services, how they are different from those used outdoors, and how they can be used efficiently and effectively in challenging applications. Written by well-known specialists in the field, the book addresses all aspects of indoor wayfinding and navigation. It includes the latest research developments on the topic, succinctly covers the fundamentals, and details the issues and challenges in building new systems and services. With this information, you can design indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services for a variety of uses and users.

Nautical Astronomy And Navigation

Author : Henry W. Jeans
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Journal Of The Assembly Of The State Of New York

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ISBN : UOM:39015068076150
Genre : New York (State)
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Longitude Time And Navigation

Author : Tom Bensky
ISBN : 1729358241
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The science behind navigation. Starts with an in-depth looks at the longitude problem from the 1700s, the goes into the science of timekeeping, and celestial navigation. Ends with a chapter concerning modern ideas time and navigation, including a look at Einstein's time dilation and GPS. Updated and revised October 2018.

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