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  • ISSN: 0373-4633 (Print), 1469-7785 (Online)
  • Editor: Nick Randall MSc FRIN The Royal Institute of Navigation, UK
  • Editorial board
The Journal of Navigation contains original papers on the science of navigation by man and animals over land and sea and through air and space, including papers presented at meetings of the RIN, and from its special interest groups and other organisations associated with navigation. Papers cover every aspect of navigation, from the highly technical to the descriptive and historical. Subjects include electronics, astronomy, mathematics, cartography, command and control, psychology and zoology, operational research, risk analysis, theoretical physics, operation in hostile environments, instrumentation, ergonomics, financial planning and law.

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  • RAF to play key role In space
  • 21 May 2018
  • The Service will play key role In the UK's new Space Defence Strategy The Defence Secretary has stated that Britain must be ready to counter 'intensifying threats' The UK's first ever Defence Space Strategy will see a boost the number of personnel working in the sector by a fifth over 5 years to over 600, with the RAF Air Command taking on responsibility for 'command and control' of UK military space operations....
  • Self-driving cars for country roads
  • 14 May 2018
  • Today’s autonomous vehicles require detailed 3-D maps, but a novel system enables navigation with just GPS and sensors. Companies such as Google only test their...
  • Norman Hummerstone
  • 11 May 2018
  • We are sad to report the death of Norman Hummerstone MBE FRIN at the age of 97. After service as a rifleman during WWII, he became a chartered surveyor and Norman joined the Little Ship Club in 1964 and became its first elected Commodore in 1974. He was the Club's Yachtmaster Ocean instructor and an avid fan of astro - and continued to instruct until the end....