Tag: GPS

Spherical Trigonometry and Navigational Calculations

Introduction Navigation is the process of planning, recording, and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one location to another. The word derives from the Latin roots navis (“ship”) and agere (“to move or direct”). To achieve these goals in a general way, a coordinate system is needed that allow quantitative calculations. The

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GPS Working Principle

I wrote this article for Aviation Magazine of Pakistan Army. They did not consider it worth publishing. So I am sharing it with much wider audience. Introduction GPS stands for Global Positioning System and was developed by the US Department of Defence as a worldwide navigation and positioning facility for both military and civilian use.

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