Accession Number : AD0777043

Title :   Differential Omega Navigation for the U.S. Coastal Confluence Region. Part II: Requirements, Accuracies, and System Definition.

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 : 135

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. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIO NAVIGATION, VERY LOW FREQUENCY, HYPERBOLIC NAVIGATION, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, CORRECTIONS, COASTAL REGIONS, OCEANS, UNITED STATES, ACCURACY, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE