Accession Number : AD0861914

Title :   The Flight Performance of the NRL Mark III Omega Aircraft Navigation Set,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Eisenberg, R. L. ; Williams, M. F.

Report Date : 29 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The Naval Research Laboratory has developed the Mark III aircraft receiver for use with Omega, a very low frequency radio navigation system characterized by a worldwide capability and an accuracy with respect to earth coordinates of one to two miles. The Mark III equipment, which is the third Omega aircraft system designed and developed by NRL, consists of a crossed-loop antenna system, a receiver, a timing system and a navigation computer which generates continuous outputs including latitude-longitude, bearing and distance to a destination, and cross track error. Evaluation flights of the Mark III were made in an NRL EC121K aircraft over the continental United States, the North Atlantic, the Pacific and the Caribbean. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL AIRCRAFT, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS), (*RADIO NAVIGATION, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)), RADOMES, HYPERBOLIC NAVIGATION, RADAR NAVIGATION, ACCURACY, FLIGHT TESTING, NAVIGATION COMPUTERS, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE