Frye, Eugene O. Formerly, Collins Division, Rockwell International, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Use of navigation aids
- Direct-to paths
- Vehicle-to-vehicle homing
- Military missions
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A process of navigation by which a destination is approached by keeping some navigation parameter constant. In its early uses, the most commonly chosen parameter was the relative bearing from the vehicle to destination as determined from a signal emitted at or near the destination point. The vehicle then steers to travel in the direction of its destination. The signal can be of many forms, ranging from a visual image to a radio wave or even an odor. This simple form of homing requires minimal on-board equipment, but the path taken by the vehicle over the Earth's surface is influenced by vehicle drift due to winds, currents, or other causes. See also: Direction-finding equipment
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