Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: Digital Sextant
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Apr 2, 11:31 -0500

    If you retain the traditional sextant structure, the micrometer wheel can have 
    its own encoder. An encoder for the arc and one for the
    wheel combine to send enough bits, without stretching encoder technology.
    
    I don't think technology is the issue. Where is the market? Don't most people 
    use sextants either because they enjoy it or they don't
    trust electronics?
    
    On Tue, 2 Apr 2002 08:41:30 -0500, Vic Fraenckel wrote:
    
    >The encoder resolves 360
    >degrees into 4096 counts. While this does NOT come close to what would be
    >needed to make the Digital Sextant, it is a device I am familiar with. There
    >exists encoders that have even higher resolution.
    >
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    
    "Religious wisdom is to wisdom as military music is to music."
    
    "What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?"  --  W. C Fields
    
    
    

       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site