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CBIL > Applications > Navigation


Listed below are just some of the applications for which CBIL has provided solutions:


Civil engineering and mining machinery control

  • Accurate navigation and machine control, including 3D location control of road laying equipment; and navigating the teeth on a digger bucket to enable level benches to be cut and profiles to be maintained.
  • Road surface wear measurement at normal traffic speed.
  • Trajectory surveying for faster production of cut and fill requirements.

Turn by turn navigation systems

  • Vehicle tracking.

Precision farming

  • Accurate navigation and control of agricultural vehicles.
  • Crop yield monitoring.
  • Fertiliser and weed killer application only where needed rather than blanket spreading.

Military and emergency services 

  • Position control of robotic vehicles.
  • Positioning of assets in hazardous areas.
  • Positioning lone workers.


Civil and Military Navigation

  • High accuracy heading reference for ships and aircraft.
  • Dynamic positioning – keeping a vessel stationary despite currents and weather conditions.
  • Replenishment at sea – relative navigation.


  • Navigation instrumentation.
  • Flight Management System.
  • Control of Unmanned Air Vehicles, both autonomous and remotely piloted.
  • Automatic landing of helicopters on ships.
  • Flight guidance for carrier based aircraft including full automation landing on ships.
  • Formation flying.
  • Tracking of weapons after release from aircraft.
  • Flight testing (position and velocity).