position fixing


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position fixing

[pə′zish·ən ‚fiks·iŋ]
(navigation)
The process of determining a craft's present position without reference to a previous position, by either radio (electronic) or astronomical (celestial) means.
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Of similarly practical use is the increasing number of navigation marks having an active AIS code, which again aids position fixing and navigation whilst at sea.
In this respect the use of GPS for location-based services and E911 position fixing is set to be the technology of choice and the Sarantel contract award goes a long way to backing up this assertion.