Electronic Navigation Systems


  • Laurie Tetley, I.Eng, F.I.E.I.E., Principal Lecturer in Communications Engineering, Southampton Institute of Higher Education, UK
  • David Calcutt, Lecturer, Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Portsmouth, UK

Maritime navigation has rapidly developed since the publication of the last edition of the title with methods of global position fixing for shipping becoming standardized. As in the previous two editions, this edition will provide a sound basis for the understanding of modern navigation systems and brings the student or professional up-to-date with the latest developments in technology and the growing standardization of maritime navigation techniques.Developed with close scrutiny from the US Merchant Marine Academy and the major maritime navigation centres in the UK, out-dated techniques have been replaced by an expanded section on the now standard Navstar GPS systems and the Integrated Nav. In addition, a new chapter on the application of electronic charts will also be included, as well as problems at the end of each chapter with worked solutions.
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Primary market: Undergraduates studying navigation and maritime electronics (40 associated courses listed in UCAS).Maritime Institutes and Academies worldwide.Export market: Undergraduates studying navigation and maritime electronics.Secondary market: Qualified officers e.g. navigators, yachtsmen.


Book information

  • Published: March 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5138-7


'provides a sound basis for the understanding of modern navigation systems'. Maritime Journal, April 2001.

Table of Contents

脗路 Radio wave propagation and the frequency spectrum脗路 Depth sounding systems脗路 Speed measurement脗路 Loran-C脗路 Satellite navigation and the GPS脗路 Integrated bridge systems脗路 Electronic charts脗路 The ship's master compass脗路 Automatic steering脗路 VHF direction finding脗路 GMDSS脗路 Computer functions脗路 Digital terms脗路 Dare communications脗路 NMEA protocol脗路 USCG Navcen