Accession Number : ADA017749

Title :   Loran-C Cycle Matching Operational Evaluation in North Pacific Area.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONTINENTAL AIR LINES INC LOS ANGELES CA

Personal Author(s) : Hamilton, Jon R.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : A Loran-C cycle matching receiver, (Teledyne Model TDL-302) was evaluated during normal aircraft service as a potential replacement for Loran-A. The system was installed on a Continental Air Lines/Air Micronesia 727-100 aircraft and data were collected in the North Pacific Area primarily between Honolulu and Guam. The program results indicate that Loran-C is a satisfactory substitute for Loran-A in the evaluation area. In most cases, the coverage was much more adequate than the present Loran-A coverage. The Loran-C system under evaluation will require much less crew attention than the present Loran-A system.

Descriptors :   *LORAN, PERFORMANCE TESTS, COMPARISON, NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, TABLES(DATA).

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE