Accession Number : ADA119700

Title :   Low Altitude Navigation Augmentation System.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Sep 80-Aug 81,

Corporate Author : CHARLES STARK DRAPER LAB INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Koso, D Alexander

PDF Url : ADA119700

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : The Low Altitude Navigation Augmentation Concept provides the pilot with an electronic map display on the aircraft's HUD, so that head down operations (looking at maps or moving map displays) are not required. In addition to the display concept, bearing measurements to known landmarks can be utilized to update the navigation system and also to estimate errors between the navigation system coordinate frame and the map coordinate frame. The concept for the LANA was developed by CSDL under IR&D funding to determine the lowest performance INS usable in the LANA configuration. The simulation configuration described in this plan, however, utilizes higher performance equipment; since the higher performance equipment will be procured for the F-16 and A-10 aircraft. In this report, a plan is developed to simulate the LANA concept on an Air Force simulator. The simulation will be used to verify both system performance and pilot work load under realistic flight conditions.

Descriptors :   *INERTIAL NAVIGATION, *NAVIGATORS, *LOW ALTITUDE, *MAPS, *HEAD UP DISPLAYS, BEARINGS, MEASUREMENT, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, AUGMENTATION, STRAPPED DOWN SYSTEMS, ATTACK AIRCRAFT, JET FIGHTERS

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE