CIVILIAN MARITIME USE OF THE OMEGA SYSTEM: GROWING PAINS

Current civilian use of the Omega System by the maritime community is examined. Actual experienced reliability, coverage and accuracy of the present system among various user groups is discussed, with emphasis on the degree of world-wide acceptance of the Omega system to date. User groups covered as quantitatively as possible, are separated into U.S. and foreign groups. An analysis of various user groups' experience with the system leads to a discussion of their current dependence of Omega as a primary navigational system. System problems are examined as they relate to current use of the Omega System. Certain specific problem areas are discussed such as delays in implementing the full Omega System, support problems involving ancillary Omega materials, and the frequent lack of information as to the status of the system. The generally favorable experience users have had navigating with the system will be weighed against some of the users' problems as outlined above to determine current and expected acceptance of Omega as a worldwide navigation system. Suggestions toward the purpose of worldwide acceptance of Omega by the civilian maritime community will be given.

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  • Pagination: p. 135-139

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM