Accession Number : AD0777041
Title : Differential Omega Navigation for the U.S. Coastal Confluence Region. Part I: Overview.
Descriptive Note : Research and development rept. Apr-Nov 73,
Corporate Author : NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
Personal Author(s) : Swanson, E. R. ; Adrian, D. J. ; Levine, P. H.
Report Date : 02 JAN 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 16
Abstract : Differential Omega is a navigation system based upon the real-time dissemination of Omega corrections for an area around a monitor site at a known location. This investigation of its potential for meeting Navy navigational requirements in the U.S. coastal confluence region (CCR), where traffic patterns tend to converge, finds that a system of 29 base stations -- only one of them new -- would provide CCR coverage with cross-track accuracy of about 1/4 nmi. Station spacing proposed for the Gulf of Mexico provides accuracy of 1/4 nmi or better throughout the fairway area. The publication of a series of volumes on differential Omega is projected. (Author)
Descriptors : *RADIO NAVIGATION, VERY LOW FREQUENCY, HYPERBOLIC NAVIGATION, CORRECTIONS, COASTAL REGIONS, OCEANS, UNITED STATES, RADIO TRANSMISSION, TELEMETER SYSTEMS.
Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE