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  Navigation - MSN Encarta
Navigators move the parallel rulers—one straightedge at a time to ensure accuracy—across the chart to transfer courses and compass bearings from one place to another.
The navigator obtains an estimated position by determining where the dead reckoning track (or a compass bearing, in the case of a fix) crosses the circle of position.
Navigators who use the counting trees method know that if they can count individual trees on a hill, they are about one nautical mile away from the hill.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574467_2/Navigation.html   (1761 words)

  
  Bearing (navigation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In navigation, a bearing is the clockwise angle between a reference direction (or a datum line) and the direction to an object.
Generalising this to two angular dimensions, a bearing is the combination of antenna azimuth and elevation required to point (aim) an antenna at a spacecraft.
Accordingly, the direction at A of B, expressed as a bearing, is not in general the opposite of the direction at B of A. For example, A and B on the northern hemisphere have the same latitude, and at A the direction to B is eastnortheast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bearing_(navigation)   (255 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Navigation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Polynesian navigators routinely crossed thousands of miles of open ocean, to tiny inhabited islands, using only their own senses and knowledge, passed by oral tradition, from navigator to apprentice.
Celestial navigation systems are based on observation of the positions of the Sun, Moon and stars relative to the observer and a known location.
Navigators could determine their latitude by measuring the angular altitude of Polaris any time that it was visible (excepting, of course, in those southern latitudes from where it cannot be observed).
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Navigation   (2245 words)

  
 Working with Garmin Navigation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Navigation has been traditionally performed using a compass and a map along with your eyes to help you relate where you are to where your location is displayed on a map.
Take a bearing using a compass and then project a waypoint from the bearing and a distance that is further than you expect the object to be.
Navigation is often used in conjunction with maps however a problem appears if the map does not contain a grid or other reference data.
www.gpsinformation.org /dale/nav.htm   (5964 words)

  
 Sailing navigation course. Learn navigation on a yacht online
Navigation is something very important and you have to take it into consideration and prepare sufficiently prior to your going on a serious cruise.
Navigation is generally divided into two branches - piloting and open-water.
Piloting is the act of guiding a boat when the land is in sight; whereas open-water navigation is when you don't have any landmarks at all.
www.cruise-charter.net /sailing-guide/navigation   (660 words)

  
 Bearing Cage - Dynaroll
The bearing cage and bearing retainer, also referred to as the bearing cage or bearing separator, is used to separate and position the balls at equal intervals around the bearing raceways.
Retainers are available in two standard types, according to the size and design of the bearing itself.
For most bearing sizes, the retainer type is as shown in the individual bearing tables, and cannot be specified by the user.
www.dynaroll.com /bearing-cage   (217 words)

  
 Online Ethics Home
An extensive section with a large number of essays and articles, as well as sets of cases, discussions, and ethical guidelines bearing on the various professional responsibilities of engineers.
Cases, essays, and reference materials that address ethical issues for employees, managers, and organizations.
This section of the OEC contains cases, discussions, guidelines, and regulations bearing on the responsible conduct of research, including both issues of research integrity and issues of the treatment of the research subject.
onlineethics.org   (230 words)

  
 Hyperdrive Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In much science fiction, hyperdrive jumps require a considerable amount of planning and calculation, with any error carrying a threat of dire consequences.
Therefore, jumps may cover a much shorter distance than would actually be possible so that the navigator can stop to "look around" -- take his bearings, plot his position, and plan the next jump.
The chance of two ships appearing in deep space to take a navigation bearing at the same time is infinitesimal.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Hyperdrive   (822 words)

  
 Navigation Electronics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night, or LANTIRN, is a system for use on the Air Force's premier fighter aircraft -- the F-15E Eagle and F-16C/D Fighting Falcon, as well as the Navy's F-14 Tomcat.
Established in 1988, Navigation Electronics, Inc. (NEI) is a recognized leader in providing sales...
Landfall Navigation is the source of offshore safety and navigation equipment for...
www.iridnavigation.com /navigationelectronics   (855 words)

  
 FDIC: Special Alerts
SA-189-2007: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks Bearing the Names Chester National Bank, Chester, Illinois, and Chester National Bank of Missouri, Perryville, Missouri, are Reportedly in Circulation
SA-140-2007: Fraudulent Letters That Claim to Be from the FDIC are Being Faxed to Financial Institutions.
SA-138-2007: Fraudulent Checks Bearing the Names CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc., Brookfield, Wisconsin, and Riggs Bank, Washington, DC, are Reportedly in Circulation
www.fdic.gov /news/news/SpecialAlert/2007   (3813 words)

  
 Klein Navigation Site Index
Steering Repeater Compass Combined analog / digital steering repeater compass
RTCM Ship Navigation Equipment Guide Guide to International Ship Navigation Equipment Requirements
U.S. Marinitime Transportation Security Act of 2002.pdf 225 kb GET
www.l-3klein.com /navigation/si.html   (71 words)

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