Accession Number : ADA189131

Title :   Alaska Loran C Probe Test Results.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Erikson, Robert ; Evans, Jean ; Dickinson, Mark ; Wisser, Thomas ; Wortham, Martin

PDF Url : ADA189131

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : This report describes a flight test probe into Alaska to determine the extent of usable signals in space from Loran C stations Port Clarence, Narrow Cape, and Tok, Alaska. Flight measurements indicated adequate signal strength exists from the three Loran C stations over the routes flown. Therefore, it is feasible to dual rate Port Clarence as a new secondary in the Gulf of Alaska Loran C chain. Dual rating Port Clarence will increase the area where Loran C navigation is possible by providing proper chain structure. This largely increased area will be located in the middle to southern interior of Alaska. The tests were conducted in the summer of 1985 and in the winter of 1985/86.

Descriptors :   *LORAN, *RADIO STATIONS, ALASKA, CHAINS, FLIGHT, FLIGHT TESTING, GULFS, MEASUREMENT, NAVIGATION, PROBES, RATES, RATINGS, SIGNALS, STRENGTH(GENERAL)

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE