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An introduction to Loran

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The history of the Loran hyperbolic navigation program as an example of the efficient mass production of research and development under the National Defense Research Committee is described. The fundamental concepts of hyperbolic navigation are addressed, and some details regarding the kinds of equipment employed for transmission, reception, and interpretation of pulse signals for this service are given. The potential usefulness of hyperbolic navigation is discussed, and some devices that will simplify the navigation of the future and enhance its reliability are suggested. The immediate organizational problems facing the program are indicated.<>

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IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 10 )