Accession Number : AD0770072

Title :   North Atlantic (NAT) Aided Inertial Navigation System Simulation. Volume I. Technical Results.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 72-Jan 73,


Personal Author(s) : Hoffman,William C. ; Hollister,Walter M. ; Britting,Kenneth R.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 196

Abstract : Current air traffic operations over the North ATlantic (NAT) and the application of hybrid navigation systems to obtain more accurate performance on these NAT routes are reviewed. A digital computer simulation program (NATNAV - North ATlantic NAVigation) is developed to evaluate the performance of navigation systems for future commercial NAT aircraft operations. Error models are developed for aided-inertial navigation systems with external measurements from Doppler radar, Omega, satellite-ranging or air data. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Inertial navigation, *Air traffic control systems, Hybrid systems, Errors, Simulation, Computerized simulation, Atlantic Ocean, Air traffic, Kalman filtering, Radio navigation, Doppler navigation, Doppler radar

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE