NAVIGATION AND POSITIONING SYSTEMS

Omega is an earth-referenced hyperbolic navigation system operating in the internationally allocated navigation band between 10 and 14 kHz. The Omega receiver is phase-locked to signals from three transmitters simultaneously. Phase comparison permits determination of position in a hyperbolic coordinate system. In actual operation, diurnal variations introduce errors in the position fix which must be corrected by sky-wave correction tables. Referring to the table for a given location, day and time, a correction factor is applied to the receiver data. An Omega navigation chart is then used to determine position.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Industrial Research Incorporated

    Beverly Shores, Indiana,   USA  46301
  • Authors:
    • Chernof, J
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 42-5
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1973 12:00AM