Accession Number : AD0163651
Title : Mechanical Spherical Triangle Computer.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Timin,Mitchell E.
Report Date : 21 DEC 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : Instruments for use in solving basic problems of mathematics in navigation are generally complicated and expensive. The present invention teaches a simple instrument for the purpose comprising six L-shaped members, pivoted together with a protractor at each pivot, to indicate the angle between the adjacent legs. The extended axes of the pivot members intersect at a common point, the center of a sphere. The protractors and indicia marks on the L-shaped members indicate the angles sought of the spherical triangle involved.
Descriptors : (*NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, *PATENTS), TRIANGULATION, POSITION FINDING, COMPUTERS, ANHEDRAL ANGLE
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE