dead reckoning

Swedish translation: död räkning

English term or phrase:dead reckoning
Swedish translation:död räkning

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15:56 Nov 3, 2009
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Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime
Additional field(s): Transport / Transportation / Shipping
English term or phrase: dead reckoning
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The process of plotting a theoretical position or future position based on advancing from a known position using speed, time, and course, without aid of objects on land, of sights, etc.

Example sentence(s):
  • Dead reckoning was the navigation method used by Columbus as revealed in a study of his log and his letters concerning his voyages. He constantly and meticulously recorded his every change of compass heading and the distance covered on that heading, which is a requirement for dead reckoning.
  • Of course, dead reckoning does not take into account the tide, so is of limited use in most North European waters.
  • Once leeway and tide have been taken into account, the position by dead reckoning can be converted to an Estimated Position, as shown in diagram.
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död räkning
Metoden att räkna ut sin ungefärliga position till sjöss med hjälp av kurs, fart och tid.
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död räkning

Definition from own experience or research:
Metoden att räkna ut sin ungefärliga position till sjöss med hjälp av kurs, fart och tid.

Example sentence(s):
  • Sjömän i forna tider var tvungna att lita till död räkning. Det kräver att navigatören känner till tre faktorer, vilket visas i illustrationen här nedan: 1) skeppets startposition, 2) dess hastighet och 3) dess kurs (färdriktning). - Watchtower  
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död räkning

Definition from Tekniska Högskolan - Linköping:
Namnet död räkning/dödräkning kommer troligen ifrån engelskans dead reckoning som ursprungligen stavades ded reckoning och är en förkortning av deduced reckoning.
För att utföra dödräkningen behövs information om kurs och farkostens förflyttade sträcka.

Example sentence(s):
  • Term Död räkning Definition (Dead reckoning . DR) En navigeringsmetod som innebär att ett fartygs läge beräknas eller bestäms genom att ett känt tidigare läge flyttas fram med hjälp av uppgifter om riktning, tid och hastighet. - Luftfartstyrelsen  

Har praktiserat död räkning under många år i min segelbåt till havs och i skärgården...
Stefan A. M. Adamek
United States
Local time: 06:42
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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