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compass card

[′käm·pəs ‚kärd]
(design engineering)
The part of a compass on which the direction graduations are placed, it is usually in the form of a thin disk or annulus graduated in degrees, clockwise from 0° at the reference direction to 360°, and sometimes also in compass points.

compass card

compass card
A drumlike scale, marked in degrees from 001° to 360°, fastened around the float in an aircraft magnetic compass.
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So, the difference between a rather challenging NDB approach and one that you could fly with relative ease was a fixed or manually adjustable compass card behind the bearing pointer versus a compass card that turned with your heading.
The relative relationship of the OBS setting to the compass card remains fixed and manually set, but now the entire compass card rotates as a heading indicator.
states that "they should be able to sell 4,000 smsComet and Compass Cards per month.
This not only demonstrates the success and reliability of our customers Compass Card payment system, but also the seamless and intermodal payment experience it provides, said Matt Cole, president of Cubic Transportation Systems.
The Compass Card links all of TransLinks services and fare products in Metro Vancouver to a single payment system, including buses, West Coast Express, SkyTrain and SeaBus.
Since the entire VOR/LOC/GPS display rotates with the compass card, the angular relationship between the deviation bar and the symbolic aircraft fixed in the center of the instrument provides a pictorial display of the aircraft's position with respect to the selected course.
Finally, the HSI compass card can be slaved to a magnetic sensor or non-slaved like your basic heading indicator.
Compass Card offers an entirely new transit experience for Vancouver customers with its convenient, easy-to-use, safe and secure system, said Matt Cole, president of Cubic Transportation Systems.
The silicone damping design seems to eliminate the classic bobbling motion of the floating compass card that's inherent with other wet compasses.
In addition, passengers can add travel products or values to their Compass Card at vending machines, online, by phone, or at a walk-in customer service centers.
1770, ATSC A/85, and EBU R128 standards, operates directly with the Company's Fusion3G and most 9000 series COMPASS cards to provide a solution for ingest or on-air loudness metering and assessment.