Accession Number : ADA301636

Title :   Preliminary Study of Electronic Replacement Compasses for the Army.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 93-Sep 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s) : Geil, Bruce R.

PDF Url : ADA301636

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at Adelphi, MD, along with the U.S. Army Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity of Fort Belvoir, VA, has studied electronic replacements for the standard issue lensatic compass. We studied the KVH DataScope, the KVH C-iOO compass engine, and the Casio Pathfinder digital watch/compass. Several tests were run on each compass to determine its suitability as a replacement for the lensatic compass. We conclude that an electronic compass will be more accurate and useful for the soldier.

Descriptors :   *COMPASSES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ARMY RESEARCH, FIELD TESTS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, ARMY EQUIPMENT, REPLACEMENT.

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE