Thursday, September 3, 2015
Transit & GPS.
From a previous blog entry:
"TRANSIT and the AN/UYK-1 at that exact moment in time state-of-the-art but by modern standards primitive in the extreme. How times have changed!"
YES INDEED! consider:
"GPSMAP® 78sc Marine Handheld GPS Receiver with Compass and Barometer"
That cost in USD $250. Dimensions: 2 5/8"W x 6"H x 1 3/16"D. TO INCLUDE RADIO RECEIVER, GPS PROCESSOR, DISPLAY, THE TOTAL PACKAGE!
For rough and dirty within the ballpark comparison purposes:
Taking into consideration only pricing and packaging size the GPSMAP 78sc about 300,000 times better than the AN/UYK-1 computer. ONLY including GPS processing with output and NOT including the receiver as embedded in the hand-held device OR degree of global positioning accuracy.
Modern micro-electronics allowing for amazing and formidable applications MIND BOGGLING ALMOST.