Course Recorder

course recorder

[′kȯrs ri′kȯrd·ər]
(navigation)
A device which makes a graphic record of the headings and distances traveled.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Course Recorder

 

(courseograph), a navigation instrument for recording automatically the course of a vessel over time. The record is drawn on a continuous paper belt (course recording). The recorder is operated from a gyrocompass or a remote magnetic compass.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.