Accession Number : ADA290993

Title :   High Latitude Aspects of a Differential GPS Aircraft Landing System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Clynch, James R.

PDF Url : ADA290993

Report Date : JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The use of differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) in an aircraft landing system at high latitude has been investigated. Both the effects of the high latitude on geometry and accuracy and the effects of scintillations on availability have been studied. Data was taken at McMurdo, and South Pole station, Antarctica over a two year period. It was found that commercially available systems should meet the FAA requirements for Special Category I landing systems in Antarctica. (jg)

Descriptors :   *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, *HIGH LATITUDES, *AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, STATIONS, THESES, GEOMETRY, LANDING AIDS, IONOSPHERIC SCINTILLATION, ANTARCTIC REGIONS.

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE