The Drift of an Aircraft Guided Towards It's Destination by Directional Receiving of Radio Signals Transmitted From the Ground

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Following a curved path increases the distance to be flown, and a type of radio navigation that forces the adoption of such a path is therefore less efficient than one that marks out a definite straight line between the point of departure and the intended destination, and holds the airplane to that line. To determine the loss of efficiency resulting from curvature of the path, calculations were made for two particular cases by the method of step-by-step integration. The calculations were based on the assumption that the pilot makes straightforward use of his radio for navigation and makes no allowance ... continued below

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Warner, Edward P. June 1925.

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  • Main Title: The Drift of an Aircraft Guided Towards It's Destination by Directional Receiving of Radio Signals Transmitted From the Ground
  • Series Title: NACA Technical Notes

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Following a curved path increases the distance to be flown, and a type of radio navigation that forces the adoption of such a path is therefore less efficient than one that marks out a definite straight line between the point of departure and the intended destination, and holds the airplane to that line. To determine the loss of efficiency resulting from curvature of the path, calculations were made for two particular cases by the method of step-by-step integration. The calculations were based on the assumption that the pilot makes straightforward use of his radio for navigation and makes no allowance for drift.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R10318
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930081028 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TN-220
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930081028
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc53919

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Warner, Edward P. The Drift of an Aircraft Guided Towards It's Destination by Directional Receiving of Radio Signals Transmitted From the Ground, report, June 1925; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53919/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.