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A Mechanical Analog Simulator for Converting Hyperbolic Coordinates into Rectangular Coordinates

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2 Author(s)
van Wyk, J.D.N. ; Electrical Engineering Division, National Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa ; Kuhn, G.J.

A mechanical analog simulator for converting hyperbolic coordinates into rectangular coordinates for a short-range hyperbolic position-fixing system is described. The instrument caters for a range of about 40 km and a design accuracy of 0.5 per cent. The measured accuracy is discussed and compared to the theoretical predictions for the simulator. The station configurations with the least error magnification are discussed.

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Aerospace and Navigational Electronics, IRE Transactions on  (Volume:ANE-9 ,  Issue: 3 )