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This may be the latest "Must have" electronic gizmo that you absolutely cannot leave the marina without.

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Re: MoD’s ‘quantum compass’ to replace GPS

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Could a quantum compass replace GPS? MoD system lets you navigate WITHOUT using space satellites | Mail Online

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Re: MoD’s ‘quantum compass’ to replace GPS

If there was an explanation in there somewhere I sure didnt see it.

OK, I see using this as an accurate clock. I see using it as a sensitive magnetometer, maybe an accelerometer but you'd have to know the mag field very precisely. How does this determine position of anything?
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Re: MoD’s ‘quantum compass’ to replace GPS

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When I first went to that link this AM there were no pop-ups or sign up required. Going back to check, I see the problem and would never have posted it if it had done that to me the first time.

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did not a lot of fancy stuff use An inertial navigation system in the past ?

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Re: MoD’s ‘quantum compass’ to replace GPS

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did not a lot of fancy stuff use An inertial navigation system in the past ?
The plane I fly has three IRS (Inertial Reference System) units on board. Backed up by two GPS and VHF triangulation from a Flight Management System

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