track angle

track angle

[′trak ‚aŋ·gəl]
(navigation)
Track measured from 0° at the reference direction clockwise or counterclockwise through 90 or 180°; it is labeled with the reference direction as a prefix and the direction of measurement from the reference direction as a suffix; thus, track angle N44°W is 44° west of north, or 316°.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The GNSS track angle is defined as a measurement of the direction a vehicle moving in, which also determines average velocity [18].
In addition, aircraft track angle [[theta].sub.M] is adopted in the paper as controlled variable.
Since the assumed target in one time domain is free of maneuvering, [[??].sub.tp] can be obtained easily; [t.sub.tp] refers to the estimated remaining time of target without maneuvering; [q.sub.tfn] indicates that the track angle of UAV in receding horizon reaches the angles prospected.
Caption: FIGURE 1: Flight path angle and the track angle tracking error curves comparison.
I would also recommend changing the WPT field to TKE (Track Angle Error).
It has a +30-degree detection/ track angle in azimuth and two or four bars in elevation.
Although track angle error (TKE) has some benefits, cross track error (XTE), in my opinion, beats it hands down.
However, I'm surprised he didn't mention using a feature on the popular Garmin GNS 400/500 series of GPSs called Track Angle Error, or the TKE, on the map screen.
* Measuring the speed of the car with different track angles.
Lots of people can draw circles, lines, and boxes but there are not very many people in the business that can track angles and distances as they change and actually be able to tell how far somebody actually runs or how deep a person gets in a squat."