Accession Number : AD0780984

Title :   River and Harbor Aid to Navigation System (RIHANS) Phase 1-C; System Definition. Volume I. System Description.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 72-Apr 73,

Corporate Author : COLLINS RADIO CO CEDAR RAPIDS IA

Personal Author(s) : Frye, E. ; McLaughlin, R. ; Dedich, J. ; Laubengayer, W. ; Sellers, G.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : The Coast Guard has initiated development of the River and Harbor Aid to Navigation System (RIHANS), an all-weather, short-range precision navigation system for use in harbors and harbor entrances. This report covers the results of the Collins-proposed RIHANS Phase 1, System Refinement Analysis and Technical Definition. The results provide equipment configuration, deployment configuration, cost projection, and accuracy analysis of the approach proposed to meet RIHANS requirements. The system described in this report is basically a short pulse microwave beacon system. Hyperbolic lines of position are generated by these beacons in a manner similar to the LORAN Systems. (Author) Portions of this document are not fully legible.

Descriptors :   *HYPERBOLIC NAVIGATION, *NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, SHIPS, SURFACE NAVIGATION, RADIO BEACONS, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, ALL WEATHER, RADIO NAVIGATION, RADIO RECEIVERS, RADIO TRANSMITTERS, SHORT RANGE(DISTANCE), SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, RIVERS, HARBORS, INLAND WATERWAYS, POSITION FINDING.

Subject Categories : Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE