Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2014/2015
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on SCIENZE NAUTICHE ED AERONAUTICHE
Disciplinary sector: 
TOPOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY (ICAR/06)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
3
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

Lectures in Italian

Course description

The course is aimed to the detailed study of the theoretical principles and the practical aspects of navigation, with particular attention to navigation systems and to LOP produced by measurements.
Knowledge and understanding: The student must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of issues related to navigation and navigation aids.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: The student must demonstrate how to use the acquired concepts and the tools necessary to control and plan navigation trajectories with traditional and advanced systems, taking into account factors that may alter their correct application and of international standards.
Judgment autonomy: Students must be able to independently evaluate situations different from the standard presented by the teacher during the course and to adopt the best solving methodologies.
Communicative Skills: The student must have the ability to submit an elaborate about Navigation topics by using the scientific language correctly.
Learning Ability: The student must be able to update continuously, through the consultation of texts and publications (also in English) in order to acquire the ability to deepen the topics of the navigation sector.

Prerequisites

For an effective attendance of the course, it is necessary to have knowledge and skills acquired in the following courses: Mathematical Analysis 1, Physics 1, Geodesy and Navigation.

Syllabus

NAUTICAL CHARTS
Insights into map representations;
study of scenographic charts used in navigation: gnomonic and stereographic projection;
Charting and nautical publications
ECDIS
Great circle and its problems
Elements of kinematics
Tides and tidal currents
ORIENTATION SYSTEMS
Magnetic compass: Influence of the magnetic field on board and adjustment of the magnetic compasses.
Giroscopic Compass: Recalls on the principle of the gyroscope; gyroscope bound to two degrees of freedom; gyro deviations; the ballistic deviations.
Radionavigation systems:
RADIO DIRECTION FINDING
radar
Loran
GNSS system
LOP
space LOP
LOP on the reference surface
linearization of LOP
representation of LOP on navigation charts
determination of spatial position
determination of the position on the reference surface
advancing a LOP
uncertainty of LOP
uncertainty of a fix

Teaching Methods

Classroom-taught lesson

Textbooks

Teaching material (both in the form of lectures and in the form of video lessons) is provided during the course and is present on the e-learning platform

Learning assessment

The objective of the exam is to check the level of achievement of the above-mentioned training objectives.
The exam is divided into 2 parts that may take place on the same day.
1) a practical test where the student has to solve practical problems on charting and kinematics;
2) oral test where the ability to link and compare different aspects of the course will be evaluated.
Practical test is not passed if the score is less than 18, in which case the oral test will not be available.
The final score is given by the average of the practical test and oral test.

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