Compass Made Good Correction with MTE

  • Włodzimierz Filipowicz
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 329)


Imprecise and uncertain data dominate in maritime transportation. The Mathematical Theory of Evidence (MTE) [12, 14] extended to a possibilistic platform [16] enable processing the uncertainty. The Mathematical Theory of Evidence enables upgrading new models and solving crucial problems in many disciplines. The evidence combining scheme as a mechanism enabling enrichment of the initial data information context is useful in many cases. In nautical applications it can be used to make a fix and to evaluate its accuracy. The MTE delivers a new unique opportunity once one engages fuzzy values. Approaches towards a theoretical evaluation of tasks including imprecise data are to be reconsidered. A compass made good correction evaluation is one of such problems. To calculate the correction one has to know the direction towards a landmark or a celestial body. Taking two bearings to landmarks situated at opposite sides is also sufficient. Landmarks situated at counter bearings locations are not available very often.


Mathematical Theory of Evidence navigation compass made good 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Włodzimierz Filipowicz
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  1. 1.Faculty of NavigationGdynia Maritime UniversityGdyniaPoland

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