The Global Positioning System (GPS). Brief History of Navigation. PreHistory - Present: Celestial Navigation Ok for latitude, poor for longitude until accurate clock invented ~1760 13 th Century: Magnetic Compass 1930’s: Radar 1940’s: Loran-A 1960’s: Omega and Navy Transit (SatNav)
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A 3rd range constrains user to 1 of the 2 points.
1 range puts user on the spherical face of the cone.
Intersecting with a 2nd range restricts user to the circular arcs.
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