DERIVATION OF GROUNDSPEED INFORMATION FROM AIRBORNE DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT (DME) INTERROGATORS

Laboratory and flight tests were conducted to investigate the derivation of aircraft groundspeed from the range rate pulse information obtained from ARINC 568 distance measuring equipment (DME) interrogators. Initial tests determined the limitation of the range rate pulse output from the two interrogaters tested. Subsequent effort was directed toward digital filtering techniques to improve accuracy and response time of the DME-derived groundspeed. Best results were obtained with either accelerometer complementation or Kalman filtering with velocity and acceleration observations. Both techniques achieved standard deviations of about 3 knots when compared to Inertial Navigation System (INS) groundspeed. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Authors:
    • Gallagher, J
    • LYNN, W
    • PURSEL, R H
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00117475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-77-28 Final Rpt., FAA-RD-77-135
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM