Accession Number : ADA191753

Title :   Western Pacific Omega Validation: Project Description.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper for period ending Aug 86,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Kugel, Carl P

PDF Url : ADA191753

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The Naval Ocean Systems Center (NOSC) in San Diego, California, has been tasked by the Omega Navigation System Center (ONSC) to perform the validation of the Omega System in the Western Pacific Ocean Area. In early April 1986, a Coast Guard C-130H aircraft based at Clearwater, Florida was outfitted with specially-designed receiving equipment as used in previous validations for the Indian and the South Pacific Oceans and proceeded to gather approximately 120 fight hours of Omega signal information throughout the Western Pacific. These flights were performed in conjunctions with simultaneous ground and shipboard measurements from several of ONSC's on-going monitor sites and ships operating in the region. Because no meaningful data analysis has been accomplished by this writing, this paper will be confined to describing the aircraft flight itinerary, ground monitor operations and qualitative observations from the overall mission.

Descriptors :   *OMEGA NAVIGATION, AIRCRAFT, DATA PROCESSING, GROUND LEVEL, MEASUREMENT, MONITORING, OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS, PACIFIC OCEAN, SHIPBOARD, SITES, SYNCHRONISM, VALIDATION, WEST(DIRECTION), FLIGHT TESTING, AIRBORNE

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE