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The Legacy of Transit
Volume 19, Number 1 (January–March 1998)

This issue of the Technical Digest is dedicated to the many men and women at APL, the Navy, and supporting organizations who gave so much to bring a bold idea to life. In particular, this issue is dedicated to Frank T. McClure, who conceived the concept of Doppler navigation from the pioneering work of William H. Guier and George C. Weiffenbach, and to Richard B. Kershner, who turned McClure’s invention into a real operational system.The articles in this issue are only a sample of the many scientific and technological accomplishments of the Transit era.

The Legacy of Transit: Guest Editor's Introduction

V. L. Pisacane

A Brief History of Early Navigation

D. Sobel

Genesis of Satellite Navigation

W. H. Guier and G. C. Weiffenbach

An Overview of Transit Development

R. J. Danchik

Innovations Derived from the Transit Program

G. C. Kennedy and M. J. Crawford

The Transit Satellite Geodesy Program

S. M. Yionoulis

The Space Environment

C. O. Bostrom and D. J. Williams

Development of Receivers to Characterize Transit Time and Frequency Signals

L. J. Rueger

Applications of Transit Satellite Technology to Biomedical Devices

R. E. Fischell

Computerized Ionospheric Tomography

A. J. Tucker

APPLIED RESEARCH

Hydrocode Analysis at APL

Y. Chang

MISCELLANEA

Awards for Publications and Research and Development

L. L. Maier-Tyler

MISCELLANEA

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