Accession Number : AD0733753

Title :   The Impact of Inertial Navigation on Air Safety.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Hershkowitz, R. M. ; O'Mathuna, D. ; Britting, K. R.

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : An analysis of inertial navigation system performance data was carried out to assess the probable impact of inertial navigation on the aircraft collision risk in the North Atlantic region. These data were used to calculate the collision risk between two aircraft flying at the same nominal flight level on adjacent tracks. The inertial system's error sources are treated in a statistical sense to infer the en route error behavior from the terminal error data. Collision risk estimates are derived for easterly and westerly transatlantic flights. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC, *AVIATION SAFETY, *INERTIAL NAVIGATION, STABILIZED PLATFORMS, GYRO STABILIZERS, FLIGHT PATHS, ERRORS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NAVIGATION COMPUTERS.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE