Omega is a worldwide navigational system that can be used at all times and under all weather conditions to determine ship or aircraft position quickly and accurately. Expected to be fully operational in 1973, the system will consist of eight transmitting stations, spaced around the world so that three to five stations will always be in range. VLF transmission provides the long-range highly stable transmission necessary to achieve the desired reliability with only eight stations worldwide. The system is capable of providing navigational accuracy of plus or minus one nautical mile in dyatime and plus or minus 2 mi at night. The development, operation, signal format, and present status of Omega are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Electric Corporation

    Westinghouse Building
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15222
  • Authors:
    • Alberts, WSA
  • Publication Date: 1970-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 98-107
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1971 12:00AM