THREE DIMENSIONAL AREA NAVIGATION FLIGHT TEST. ERROR STUDY USING A BASIC VNAV SYSTEM

This document summarizes the results of a three-dimensional area navigation flight test. Horizontal error parameters evaluated included navigation sensor (VOR/DME) error, flight technical error, computer and total system error. Vertical error parameters evaluated included altimetry error, flight technical error, vertical error due to along track error, computer error, and total system error. Three vertical profiles were flown in a six segment test route; three-degree climbs, three degree descents, and a six degree descent. Statistical evaluations were performed on the data and resulting values were then compared to FAA Advisory Circular 90-45A values. Statistical envelope plots for each segment and error type were generated as aids in evaluating the data. Tabular listings, by flight segment, are provided for each error type, as well as route summaries.

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • Tomsic, G W
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

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  • Pagination: 204 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-76-12
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2002 12:00AM