Accession Number : ADD002931

Title :   Electronic Azimuth Transfer Method and System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Johnston, James V

Report Date : 06 Jan 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent relates to a system including a highly accurate electronic navigator mounted on a vehicle and the method of using same. Azimuth or position data from the navigator is repeated by a gyro in a remote head on the vehicle slaved by torque and signal cables to the navigator. If the gyro torque cables are opened, the remote head may be removed from the vehicle and mounted on some other body. The azimuth or position data of the body can then easily be determined from the position of the remote head relative to the navigator references. In particular, the invention is envisioned as usable in laying missiles or guns with the navigator and remote head being carried by a jeep or the like.

Descriptors :   *POSITION FINDING, *PATENTS, ALIGNMENT, AZIMUTH, NAVIGATORS, REMOTE SYSTEMS, MOBILE, DETERMINATION

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE