Accession Number : ADA180138

Title :   TACAN/INS Performance Evaluation (TIPE) Flight Test Report.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 29 Apr-24 May 86,

Corporate Author : TEST WING (4950TH) WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : McCormack,Christopher J.

Report Date : 22 OCT 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The TACAN/INS Performance Evaluation test program investigated the feasibility of test missions requiring aircraft position information without using dedicated ground based tracking radars. This test examined the accuracy of the aircraft's TACAN receiver and on board inertial navigation system by comparing data from these airborne systems with information from a ground based precision laser tracker. Data analysis concentrated on the distance measuring equipment information from the TACAN transceiver. The report contains a summary of the data collected as well as a description of the data reduction techniques, including dual DME position fixing and three dimensional coordinate transformations. The results indicate that a dual TACAN positioning system can provide accurate position fixing. Keywords: Interial measurement unit; Laser tracking; Accuracy; Radio; Navigation Flight testing.

Descriptors :   *INERTIAL NAVIGATION, *TACAN, ACCURACY, AIRCRAFT, RECEIVERS, DATA PROCESSING, POSITION(LOCATION), LASER TRACKING, PERFORMANCE TESTS, POSITION FINDING, TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS, AIRBORNE, COORDINATES, TRANSFORMATIONS, DATA REDUCTION, FLIGHT TESTING, MEASUREMENT, INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNITS, COMPARISON

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE