Dectra

Dectra

[′dek·trə]
(navigation)
A radio navigation aid that provides coverage over a specific section of a long ocean route, using equipment and techniques similar to Decca; a master station and a slave station are located at each end of the route; by comparing the phase difference of a master and its slave, guidance is provided to the right or left of the course; comparison of transmission with those of a high-precision quartz clock provides distance information along the course.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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