A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David Pike
Date: 2019 Feb 5, 11:42 -0800
Bill Lionheart you mentioned that:
One can say a little more than that in the case where one can assume the errors are Gaussian (that is Normally distributed).
Do you have access to the Journal of Navigation? In the late 40s, 50s and early 60s, when access to a digital computer was limited to a select few, and then only for 30 minutes or so in the early hours, when learned papers weren’t filled mainly with rows of matrices, algorithms, and references to Kalman filtering, there were some lovely papers by the titans of the period. There were papers by practical air navigators such as Wg Cdr E W Anderson, Sqn Ldr Dougie Bower, and Pinky Grocott, who cut their teeth in WW2 and refined their experience in the exploratory days of transpolar flight, pressure pattern drifts, Doppler drift and groundspeed, and the like immediately afterwards. One little gem which will delight you I’m sure is Anderson’s ‘Is the Gaussian Distribution Normal?’