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Navigation pp 99-119 | Cite as

Terrestrial navigation

  • Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof
  • Klaus Legat
  • Manfred Wieser

Abstract

Terrestrial navigation cannot be defined in a rigorous manner. The heterogeneous techniques and methods make it difficult to define a unique classification. Throughout this book, the notation terrestrial navigation is applied to all techniques that are based on terrestrial sightings and/or measurements; however, radio navigation systems are not included. Terrestrial navigation comprises dead reckoning, visual navigation, and some other generic position fixing techniques. These methods are applied in land, maritime, and aeronautic applications.

Keywords

Atomic Clock Dead Reckoning Magnetic Compass Drift Correction Visual Navigation 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof
    • 1
  • Klaus Legat
    • 1
  • Manfred Wieser
    • 2
  1. 1.Abteilung für Positionierung und NavigationAustria
  2. 2.Abteilung für Theoretische GeodäsieTechnische Universität GrazGrazAustria

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