Accession Number : AD0841337

Title :   STATUS REPORT ON OMEGA AND A NAVOCEANO TEST.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Findlay, Donald J.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Omega is a Very Low Frequency (VLF) navigation system of extremely long range. When fully operational the system will cover the entire world with eight transmitters. The Omega system is intended, at present, to provide plus or minus 1 mile positioning accuracy daytime and plus or minus 2 miles nightime. The Omega transmitters, by time sharing techniques, all transmit on the same frequencies. The frequencies now being used are 10.2 kHz, 11.33 kHz, and 13.6 kHz. Four transmitters are in operation and provide coverage over a large part of the world. Tests of the Omega system and two Omega receivers were conducted by NAVOCEANO personnel. The system and the receivers performed excellently in all respects and the stated accuracies were easily met. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIO NAVIGATION, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), HYPERBOLIC NAVIGATION, VERY LOW FREQUENCY, RADIO SIGNALS, RADIO TRANSMISSION, PROPAGATION, RADIO RELAY STATIONS, PHASE DISTORTION, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, RADIO RANGES, NETWORKS, RADIO SCANNING, ATMOSPHERICS, SYSTEM TEST VESSELS, OMEGA NAVIGATION.

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE