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    Re: De Lurk
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2003 Feb 12, 22:21 -0500

    No problem.
    
    Patent # 3,002,278  Patented October 3, 1961
    Method For Space Navigation
    Philip V.H. Weems, Annapolis, Md.
    Filed March 6, 1959, ser. No. 797,605
    2 claims (Cl.33-1)
    
    Let us know what you find.  Actually if you are looking for the text and
    description of the device, the whole works is included in the handbook.
    
    Good luck and good hunting.
    
    Robert
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Brooke Clarke 
    To: Navigation Mailing List 
    Cc: Robert Eno 
    Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 9:31 PM
    Subject: Re: De Lurk
    
    
    > Hi Robert:
    >
    > I would like to look up the patent, but you can not search on the inventor
    name prior to 1975.
    > Do you have a patent number?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Brooke Clarke
    >
    > Robert Eno wrote:
    >
    > > The United States Naval Academy produced a book called: "Space
    Navigation
    > > Handbook" in about 1961. It covers such topics as three dimensional
    > > navigation and even includes discussions on several
    mechanical/electrical
    > > devises for position fixing in space. This includes a diagram of an
    > > invention developed by Capt. P.V.H. Weems, whose name should be very
    > > familiar to all of you old salts out there.
    > >
    > > I have to confess that I have not read this book cover to cover. It was
    > > generously given to me by a fellow from the US in response to an enquiry
    > > that I made about "space sextants".
    > >
    > > Other than that, I can't expand on the topic. A mathematician/genius, I
    am
    > > not!
    > >
    > > Robert
    > >
    > > ----- Original Message -----
    > > From: Peter Fogg 
    > > To: 
    > > Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 7:49 PM
    > > Subject: Re: De Lurk
    > >
    > > > "John McKeel (jgmckeel-250927)" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > LOL, well, I was trying to picture taking a sight from a sunfish....
    > > >
    > > > Peter Fogg wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Don't forget those interested in navigation from the perspective of
    > > aviation...
    > > >
    > > > Seriously though, apart from aviators this list has hosted discussions
    > > relating to terrestial navigation (Lewis and Clark spring to mind) and
    some
    > > excellent postings on the particular problems of navigating about the
    polar
    > > ice-caps.
    > > > Haven't noticed, yet, much to do with navigating in three dimensions
    as
    > > NASA and the Russians would have to do extra-terrestially but will read
    such
    > > stuff with great interest if it comes up - assuming I can understand it.
    > > >
    >
    >
    
    
    

       
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