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Gyrocompasses - Their Condition and Direction of Development
1 Polish Naval Academy, Gdynia, Poland
ABSTRACT: Gyroscopic compass, the main source of information about the heading on modern ship, is celebrating its centenary. In fact, nowadays it is commonly used on the ships in the form invented by Herman Anschutz before the Second Word War. However in the last decade we observe stormy evolution of completely different installations, which may substitute the well known gyro. Different kinds of devices, which could be used for heading determination, will be shortly presented and classified. Author?s thesis is that the new solutions are better than the old ones, nevertheless at the moment they are not in use only because of the mariners? conservatism.
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Citation note:
Felski A.: Gyrocompasses - Their Condition and Direction of Development. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 55-59, 2008

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