Accession Number : AD0708618

Title :   A COMMENTARY UPON AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Carr, J. G. ; Stringer, F. S.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Navigational accuracy and reliability requirements for civil air transports are becoming progressively more stringent for both the en-route and terminal area phases of flight and the specification of the navigation aids and systems used must be constantly reviewed. The paper briefly surveys the status of navigation aids today, pointing out the advantages and disadvantages of individual aids and concluding that a hybrid system, combining two or more dissimilar aids or sensors is desirable. The methods of achieving such a hybrid are discussed. The paper details some of the significant design features and performance characteristics peculiar to the radio sensors which are considered for possible inclusion in the hybrid, and stresses the important part that digital management computers and CRT displays can play in integrated navigation systems. (AUTHOR)

Descriptors :   *NAVIGATION, AIRCRAFT, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, DETECTORS, RADIO EQUIPMENT, NAVIGATION COMPUTERS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, GREAT BRITAIN.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE