Accession Number : ADA191907

Title :   OMEGA Navigation North of Greenland: A User's Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper for Oct 87,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Wales, Carl A

PDF Url : ADA191907

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Omega is currently the only electronic navigation system available at high latitudes continuously for 24 hours every day. Use of Omega in the Arctic is limited to a small number of users just because of the small number of users who go there. With the Arctic increasing in scientific interest, adventure, and strategic importance the accuracy and capabilities of Omega in the Arctic must be evaluated. This paper discusses omega use, primarily north of Greenland, from the users perspective. The following companion paper discusses it from a technical perspective.

Descriptors :   *OMEGA NAVIGATION, ACCURACY, ARCTIC REGIONS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, GREENLAND, HIGH LATITUDES, NAVIGATION, NORTH(DIRECTION), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE