INTEGRATED GPS-INS-BARO AND RADAR ALTIMETER SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT PRECISION APPROACH LANDINGS
Currently, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the commercial airline industry are utilizing the Instrument Landing System (ILS) during aircraft landings for precision approaches. The replacement system for the aging ILS was thought to be the Microwave Landing System (MLS). Instead, use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) is now thought to be a viable replacement for ILS precision approaches. The majority of current precision landing research has exploited "stand-alone" GPS receiver techniques. This thesis instead explores the possibilities of using an extended Kalman filter (EKF) that integrates an Inertial Navigation System (INS), GPS, Barometric Altimeter, Pseudolite and Radar Altimeter for aircraft precision approaches. This thesis shows that integrating the INS, GPS, Barometric Altimeter and Radar Altimeter meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for a Category I precision approach and integrating the INS, GPS, Barometric Altimeter, Radar Altimeter and a single Pseudolite meets FAA requirements for a Category II precision approach.
Air Force Institute of TechnologyWright-Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, OH United States 45433
- Gray, R A
- Publication Date: 1994-12
- Pagination: 265 p.
- TRT Terms: Approach; Global Positioning System; Inertial navigation systems; Instrument landing systems; Landing; Microwave landing systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft landings; Precision approach
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00716396
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: AFIT-GE-ENG-94D-13
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 22 1996 12:00AM