Definition of hyperbolic navigation system

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hyperbolic navigation system

'hyperbolic navigation system' is an military term. It means '(DOD,NATO) A radio navigation system which enables the position of an aircraft equipped with a suitable receiver to be fixed by two or more intersecting hyperbolic position lines. The system employs either a time difference measurement of pulse transmissions or a phase difference measurement of phase-locked continuous wave transmissions. See also loran'.

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