Accession Number : AD0643257

Title :   VORTAC ERROR ANALYSIS FOR HELICOPTER NAVIGATION; NEW YORK CITY AREA.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Braff, Ronald

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : A study of the precision and coverage provided by the present VORTAC system in the low altitude helicopter environment of metropolitan New York is reported. Pertinent radio propagation theory and navigation error theory are applied in estimating performance and comparing the DME/DME and DME/VOR systems with respect to area coverage and specific helicopter IFR route coverage. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIO NAVIGATION), (*HELICOPTERS, ERRORS, NEW YORK, LOW ALTITUDE, THEORY, DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT, RADIO RANGES, POSITION FINDING, PROBABILITY.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE