Accession Number : AD0622353

Title :   AUTOMATIC NAVIGATOR AN/APN-66.

Descriptive Note : Engineering rept.

Corporate Author : GENERAL PRECISION INC PLEASANTVILLE N Y GENERAL PRECISION LAB DIV

Report Date : 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The Automatic Navigator AN/APN-66 is a completely self-contained, radar dead-reckoning navigation system. It provides a highly accurate, instantaneous, and continuous presentation of true ground speed and drift angle, the two most important quantities in dead reckoning navigation. The APN-66 provides continuous course to destination, present position, distance, and heading data to the pilot or navigator by combining ground speed and drift angle with other navigational parameters such as starting position, destination position, heading reference, and time. It can also provide control voltages to the automatic pilot for completely automatic flight to the destination, and giving a visual indication to the pilot.

Descriptors :   (*DOPPLER NAVIGATION, DOPPLER SYSTEMS), (*AUTOMATIC PILOTS, DOPPLER NAVIGATION), (*NAVIGATION, DOPPLER SYSTEMS), (*NAVIGATION COMPUTERS, DOPPLER SYSTEMS), ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, DOPPLER RADAR, DOPPLER EFFECT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE