The International Bank for airborne-Omega data has begun operation at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center. This first report issued by the Data Bank is based upon preliminary data for Pacific flights in fall 1978 and winter/spring 1979 and upon data from North Atlantic flights in summer/fall 1979 and winter 1980. At least three Omega stations were received during all phases of these flights. No significant seasonal variations or effects due to solar activity were noted in the signal-to-noise values. These values were highly repeatable (under the same conditions) with major drops due to ice cap attenuation and operation in areas of normally high very low frequency (VLF) noise. Differences in signal-to-noise between signals traversing daylight/night ice cap (for both Greenland and Antarctica) were noted. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Rzonca, L I
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326241
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-CT-80-189, FAA-RD-80-83
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 11 2002 12:00AM