Geomagnetics for Aeronautical Safety

A Case Study in and around the Balkans

  • Jean L. Rasson
  • Todor Delipetrov
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-5025-1

Part of the NATO Security through Science Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. L. JORDANOVSKI
    Pages 1-3
  3. TODOR DELIPETROV, BLAGICA PANEVA
    Pages 13-42
  4. SPOMENKO J. MIHAJLOVIC, DRAGAN POPESKOV, CASLAV LAZOVIC, NENAD SMILJANIC
    Pages 43-60
  5. IVAN A. BUTCHVAROV, ILIYA V. CHOLAKOV
    Pages 61-82
  6. BEJO DUKA, ANGELO DE SANTIS, LUIS R. GAYA-PIQUÉ
    Pages 83-95
  7. JEAN L. RASSON, MARJAN DELIPETROV
    Pages 97-114
  8. C. CELIK, M.K. TUNCER, E. TOLAK, M. ZOBU, O. YAZICI-ÇAKIN, B. CAĞLAYAN et al.
    Pages 127-135
  9. MARIO BRKIĆ, DANIJEL ŠUGAR, MILAN REZO, DANKO MARKOVINOVIĆ, TOMISLAV BAŠIĆ
    Pages 137-143
  10. LÁSZLÓ HEGYMEGI
    Pages 167-175
  11. SEBASTIEN A. VAN LOO, JEAN L. RASSON
    Pages 177-186
  12. STANOJA STOIMENOV
    Pages 187-199
  13. JEAN L. RASSON
    Pages 213-230
  14. ALAN BERARDUCCI
    Pages 247-258

About these proceedings

Introduction

Flying safely in aircraft implies the use of navigation instruments. Among them, the magnetic compass is still a first choice for orientation and it is compulsory in all aircraft. In our increasingly sophisticated but fragile world of global navigation systems and gyroscopic sensors, the compass is especially useful as a back-up: it is highly reliable and likely to survive in harsh electromagnetic aggressions or when all power supplies fail.

This book examines in detail how the science of geomagnetism is able to promote correct use of the magnetic compass for navigation. A selected group of specialists met in Ohrid, Macedonia to expose their approaches to the question. Using techniques from Geology, Instrument science, Magnetism, Chaos theory and Potential Fields applied to the Balkan region and surroundings, they put together a roadmap to fully tackle the issue of measurement, analysis, mapping and forecasting the magnetic declination in support of aeronautical safety.

Keywords

Environmental Magnetic field NATO Potential ROM Science Security Sub-Series C analysis chaos theory integrated circuit

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean L. Rasson
    • 1
  • Todor Delipetrov
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal Meteorological InstituteCentre de Physique du GlobeDourbesBelgium
  2. 2.Faculty of Mining and GeologyŠtipRepublic of Macedonia

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5023-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5025-1