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from the US Merchant Marine Academy and the major maritime navigation centres in the UK, out-dated techniques have been replaced by an expanded section on the now standard Navstar GPS systems and the Integrated Nav.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

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