navigation computer

navigation computer

[‚nav·ə′gā·shən kəm‚pyüd·ər]
(navigation)
A computer that uses electronic or electric circuits to compute two or more navigation factors such as altitude, direction, and velocity, or to receive such data and compute course information.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Keep track of speed, distance, navigation, heart rate and cadence with this rugged navigation computer, complete with a wireless heart rate monitor and cadence sensor, as well as pre-installed UK mapping.
He left the wheel and scanned the electronic navigation computer and looked at his position.
"It is linked in to the ambulance navigation computer, so the job comes through on the computer and it is a sat nav as well so it takes us directly to the address."
As the crew checked in and received the first of two nine-line targeting requests, a critical on-board navigation computer failed.
Messaging is a platform-level service that merges completely with the car's on-board navigation computer. It allows the driver to speak, listen, edit, and respond to text messages and emails.
"The radar is attached to a small navigation computer that tracks the distance between your heel and the ground," Stancil said.
The position, orientation, direction and velocity of motion without external sources of information about the motion are constantly determined by means of the navigation computer and data from sensors.
A gentle "sip" or "puff" on one of these tubes activates electric servomotors that change the course of the boat, trim one of the sails or control the navigation computer.
The machine would also come with an inertial coordinate sys-tem--a math-based navigation computer program that locates the car in space by calculating acceleration and the physical forces acting upon the vehicle.
Error messages and technical alarms can be accessed in the field via the vehicle's computer and then the navigation computer leads the driver directly to the failed light units or the transformer pits concerned.
It will include replacement of the navigation computer and flight data units and a horizontal situation indicator.
The boss, dubbed "Fireman Bam", then ordered a high-tech satellite navigation computer to be installed in the car - because he couldn't find his way around Scotland.

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