Accession Number : ADA119289

Title :   Initial FAA Tests on the Navigation System Using Time and Ranging Global Positioning System Z-Set.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Apr-Dec 80,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Esposito,Robert J

PDF Url : ADA119289

Report Date : Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received a Navigation System Using Time and Ranging (NAVSTAR) Global Positioning System (GPS) Z-set of independent test and evaluation after this receiver was acceptance tested aboard a United States Air Force C-141 aircraft over the Yuma Proving Ground instrumented range. This report describes the initial familiarization studies conducted by the FAA in a twin turboprop engine Grumman Gulfstream with the Z-set in a stand-alone configuration. The familiarization studies included satellite shielding tests, satellite acquisition/reacquisition tests, nonprecision approaches to five east coast airports, and operations in high noise/radiofrequency interference (RFI) environments (over airports, cities, and television towers). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Global positioning system, *Navigational aids, *Receivers, *Flight testing, Flight instruments, Test and evaluation, Navigation satellites, Navigation reference, Acquisition, Shielding, Radiofrequency interference, East(Direction), Urban areas, Aircraft

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE