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This course provides students with the basic knowledge of the principles, application and limitations of modern electronic navigational aids.
Navigation Safety 1 (NS 1) and Chartwork and Pilotage 2 (C&P 2)
Prerequisites: Navigation Safety 1 (NS 1) and Chartwork and Pilotage 2 (C&P 2). ORIGINAL and COPIES of prerequisites must be submitted to the instructor on the first day of the course. Required equipment: marine chart dividers, parallel rulers or triangles (these items are available to borrow from the BMC library). Also required are pens, pencils, erasers and notebooks.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Describe the use of radio waves in navigation systems.
Describe a hyperbolic positioning system.
Describe the operational principles of global navigation satellite systems, such as the GPS, GLONASS, and GALILEO.
Describe the operational principles of shore-based augmentation systems, such as the differential GPS.
Describe the operational principles of echo sounder systems (electronic depth sounding systems).
Describe the operational principles of electronic speed and distance measurement systems.
Describe the operational principles of an AIS (Automatic Identification System).
Describe the operational principles of a VDR (Voyage Data Recorder).
Describe the theory of magnetism as applied to ferromagnetic materials.
Describe the effects of the earth’s magnetic field, and the ship’s magnetic field, on the compass needle.
Describe the principles and operation of the gyrocompass.
Explain the principles and operation of fluxgate compasses, and transmitting magnetic compasses.
Describe the principles and operation of an automatic pilot system (automatic steering system).
Describe the theory and operation of marine radar systems.
Describe the operational principles of Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA).
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2019
ENAV 1030 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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