Reporting error measures in radio location by triangulation: a review Academic Article uri icon


  • Reporting of error is standard scientific protocol. I studied the extend to which error measures were employed and reported in papers using radio location by triangulation. Of 69 radio-telemetry papers published in The journal of Wildlife Management (JWM) during 1986-92, 20 (29%) did not mention error, 29 (48%) provided incomplete information (variance around the bearing, distance to signal source, or intersection angle of triangulated bearings), and 20 (29%) estimated the average size of the error polygon, confidence ellipse, or some other acceptable error measure. Twelve papers used sequential rather than simultaneous bearings with time delays of ≤30 minutes

publication date

  • January 1, 1994