recalage astral

English translation: star fix

07:22 Apr 7, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Military / Defense / Submarine optics
French term or phrase: recalage astral
Can't even find this term in French on Google!! Related to my still open question on "périscope de recalage".
Le périscope d’un sous-marin classique sert à la veille et à l’attaque. Pour un sous-marin nucléaire porteur d’engins balistiques, le périscope avait une fonction supplémentaire, utilisée de loin en loin : la visée des étoiles, permettant le recalage de position d’une centrale inertielle qui dérivait au fil des jours. Ce recalage pouvait aussi (et peut surtout, de nos jours) être effectué à l’aide d’un repérage radioélectrique de position (aujourd’hui : le GPS) avec une antenne montée quelque part dans le haut du mât périscopique. Un périscope est donc un système complexe, où se côtoient une variété de technologies de pointe : optique visible et infrarouge, gyrostabilisation de lignes de visée, navigation et observation radio-électrique (radar) …
Fiona McBrearty
Local time: 16:46
English translation:star fix
Explanation:
This could be the appropriate explanation

or astronomical observation
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Kate Hudson
Netherlands
Local time: 16:46
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Thanks (with the noun being "star fixing" then.
Another suggestion I got (from the manufacturer) is "astral positioning"
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3star fix
Kate Hudson


  

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star fix


Explanation:
This could be the appropriate explanation

or astronomical observation


    Reference: http://www.seamanship.co.uk/deck/navigator/ASNAv/ASNAv%20Sit...
Kate Hudson
Netherlands
Local time: 16:46
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks (with the noun being "star fixing" then.
Another suggestion I got (from the manufacturer) is "astral positioning"
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