AIRBORNE EVALUATION OF THE PRODUCTION AN/ARN-133 LORAN-C NAVIGATOR

This report presents the results of a comprehensive flight test evaluation of a production airborne Loran-C navigator. The test were performed on a FAA approved helicopter route in the Northeast Corridor, at NAFEC in Atlantic City, New Jersey and in the Gulf of Mexico. The test aircraft used were United States Coast Guard HH52 and HH53 helicopters. The test period was from June 1978 to January 1979. The test plan and test objectives were developed jointly by the United States Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration and Systems Control, Inc. (Vt), Champlain Technology Industries Division. The flight test profiles and procedures were developed for the following reasons: (1) to assess the ACceptability of Loran-C navigation in the operational ATC environment of the Northeast Corridor; (2) to determine the system use accuracy for Loran-C for enroute, terminal and non-precision approach flight; (3) to evaluate the Loran-C navigator performance in several offshore missions. The primary conclusions of this flight test evaluation were: the navigator was acceptable in the operational environment of the Northeast Corridor for both enroute and point-in-space approaches; the navigator satisfied AC 90-45A crosstrack accuracy requirements for enroute, terminal area and non-precision approaches; the production navigator satisfied alongtrack AC 90-45A accuracy requirements for enroute and terminal area, but not for non-precision approaches; the navigator performed acceptably during all phases of offshore testing. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Original contains color plates: All DTIC and NTIS reproductions will be in black and white.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Champlain Technology Industries

    1665 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Suite 604
    West Palm Beach, FL  USA  33401

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Authors:
    • Adams, R J
    • MCKINLEY, J B
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 271 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00304784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-32-79
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA75WA-3662
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jan 15 2002 12:00AM