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Vector Solution for the Intersection of Two Circles of Equal Altitude

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 March 2008

Andrés Ruiz González*
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(Navigational Algorithms. San Sebastián.)

Abstract

A direct method for obtaining the two possible positions derived from two sights using vector analysis instead of spherical trigonometry is presented. The geometry of the circle of equal altitude and of the two body fixes is analyzed, and the vector equation for simultaneous sights is constructed. The running fix problem is also treated.

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Copyright © The Royal Institute of Navigation 2008

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