Accession Number : AD0738696

Title :   Range-Only Multiple Aircraft Navigation System (ROMANS).

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : IBM FEDERAL SYSTEMS DIV OWEGO NY ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Danker, Phillip D. ; Witt, Charles W. ; Christensen, H. H.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : The report describes the system design and flight test evaluation of a Range-Only Multiple Aircraft Navigation System (ROMANS) deployed at Griffiss AFB, Rome NY. The ROMANS system consists of a command station, two remote (Beacon) stations, an aircraft station with steering meter capability and an aircraft station which was used on the ground during the test program. In operation, radio pulses initiated at the command station are transmitted to the aircraft both directly and via the remote stations. Distance measurements derived from these pulses are used in the command station computer to determine aircraft position. The system has hardware provision for accepting aircraft altitude data, if available, for use under conditions of poor geometry. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RANGE FINDING, *RADIO NAVIGATION, POSITION FINDING, DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT, INSTRUMENTATION, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, MULTIPLE OPERATION, AIRCRAFT, STEERING, FLIGHT TESTING.

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE