The Marine Electronics for Navigation
course treats a broad range of electronic navigational equipment, including:
- Depth Sounders
- GPS (Global Positioning System)
- Electronic Charting
- Computer-assisted Navigation
Each topic covers system description, installation, operation, and servicing. Emphasis is on basic physical description. Demonstration materials are used to illustrate the textbook. After completing this course, you should be able to determine your electronic navigation equipment needs, understand specifications and the capabilities and limitations of such equipment, and know how to operate the equipment.
Although there are no formal prerequisites for this course, you should have a reasonably good understanding of fundamental radio concepts as covered in Marine Communication Systems, especially radio wave propagation (ground wave, sky wave, and direct wave), radio frequency spectrum allocations, and antenna basics.