Accession Number : ADA314060

Title :   Robust Relative All-in-View KCPT Solution for Aircraft Carrier Landing Operations.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, Greg ; Thornberg, Bryce ; Chesson, Phill ; Wellons, Lee ; Briggs, Tom

PDF Url : ADA314060

Report Date : 17 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Providing precision guidance to an aircraft landing aboard a ship requires a robust and extremely accurate positioning system. Several carrier controlled approach aids (such as the AN/SPN-42A/46 Automatic Carrier Landing System) currently provide the required accuracy for the U.S. Navy. However, these systems experience reduced performance in precipitation and are difficult to maintain. A relative Global Positioning System (GPS) Kinematic Carrier Phase Tracking (KCPT) solution has the potential to provide a highly accurate solution for shipboard landing operations which is unaffected by weather.

Descriptors :   *CARRIER LANDINGS, *AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, KINEMATICS, POSITION(LOCATION), WEATHER, ACCURACY, REDUCTION, PRECIPITATION, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), POSITION FINDING, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, PRECISION, SHIPBOARD, LANDING AIDS, GUIDANCE, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, CARRIER FREQUENCIES, CARRIER CONTROLLED APPROACH RADAR.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE