Accession Number : ADA139871

Title :   CONUS Loran-C Error Budget: Flight Test.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY INC WEST PALM BEACH FL

Personal Author(s) : King, L D ; McConkey, E D ; Venezia, K J

PDF Url : ADA139871

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : This report contains the description and results of a Loran-C flight test program conducted in the continental United States (CONUS). The data collection period was during July 1983. The purpose of the program was to collect Loran-C signal coverage and accuracy data representative of low altitude, low speed operations typical of helicopters and general aviation aircraft. The test aircraft use a Beechcraft Queen Air, Model 65. The aircraft was configured with a data collection palate and multipin electrical connectors located in the aircraft cabin. A Teledyne TDL-711 navigation receiver was used in the test, utilizing an E-field antenna mounted on the top of the fuselage. A microprocessor controlled data collection system, utilizing a scanning DME and other aircraft navigation instruments, was used to record data and establish aircraft reference position. Route segments, totaling over 9500 nm covering much of CONUS, were flown during the project. Data were recorded on all route segments. Over 12,000 data points were used in the accuracy analysis. Calibration procedures, used at five locations, reduced errors throughout an area within a 75 nm radius of the calibration point. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LORAN, BUDGETS, ERRORS, FLIGHT TESTING, UNITED STATES, INSTRUMENTATION, CALIBRATION, AIRCRAFT CABINS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, ACCURACY, DATA ACQUISITION, ANTENNAS, HELICOPTERS, LOW ALTITUDE, POSITION(LOCATION), AIR, TEST VEHICLES, FUSELAGES, AIRCRAFT

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE