Accession Number : AD0678443

Title :   OMEGA NAVIGATION PERFORMANCE OFF NORTHWEST AFRICA DURING OPERATION NO. 267, APRIL 23-MAY 28, 1968.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV DOBBS FERRY NY HUDSON LABS

Personal Author(s) : Zuccaro, A. ; Rona, Peter A.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A Tracor 599R Omega receiver was operated in the region between the Canary Islands and the Cape Verde Islands off northwest Africa almost continuously for five weeks during April and May 1968. The unit generally tracked consistently during daylight hours. Inconsistencies in tracking repeatedly appeared during certain nighttime hours. Positional inaccuracies up to about plus or minus 5 nautical miles were indicated by comparison of the Omega fixes with fixes obtained by other navigational methods. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIO RECEIVERS), (*RADIO NAVIGATION, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, NORTH AFRICA, CANARY ISLANDS, ATLANTIC OCEAN ISLANDS, RADIO EQUIPMENT, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, ACCURACY, ATLANTIC OCEAN, VERY LOW FREQUENCY, TIME SHARING, PHASE MEASUREMENT, OMEGA NAVIGATION.

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE