Accession Number : ADA329440

Title :   Human Factors and Operations Issues in GPS and WAAS Sensor Approvals: A Review and Comparison of FAA and RTCA Documents.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1992-1996,

Corporate Author : JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Wright, M.

PDF Url : ADA329440

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : This report is the culmination of the first task in a project to evaluate human factors and operations issues associated with the integration of Class C Global Positioning System (GPS) sensors and Class Beta GPS/Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) sensors into navigation systems in low-end transport category aircraft. The objective of the project is to provide aircraft certification specialists with information and, eventually, with a job aid to help them evaluate GPS and GPS/WAAS sensors within integrated navigation systems. The first task of the project was to compare the requirements of the various FAA and industry documents currently used in the approval of GPS and GPS/WAAS sensor equipment and installation. The impact of the use of Required Navigation Performance (RNP) standards on approval also was evaluated. The comparison of the requirements specified in the document is presented in table form and major differences are discussed.

Descriptors :   *JOB TRAINING, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, *RADIO NAVIGATION, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, INDUSTRIES, DETECTORS, AIRCRAFT.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE