IS THE FEDERAL RADIONAVIGATION PLANNING PROCESS WORKING?--A LOOK AT THE 1986 FEDERAL RADIONAVIGATION PLAN

The U.S. Federal Radionavigation Plan (FRP) is a joint effort of the Departments of Defense and Transportation and was mandated by an act of Congress in 1978. Its principal purposes are to announce implementation plans for the Global Positioning System (GPS) and to select an optimal mix of radionavigation systems for the next century, one that will satisfy both military and civil requirements. The author gives a brief history of the FRP and discusses its organizational elements and their roles. Various new issues that have emerged since the early days of the FRP are noted. The 1986-88 policy on the future systems mix is then elaborated upon and the mechanisms of the selection process are described.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10p.

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  • Accession Number: 00656330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM