AN ANALYSIS OF RADIO NAVIGATION SENSOR ACCURACIES ASSOCIATED WITH AREA NAVIGATION (RNAV)

Flight test data gathered during a series of RNAV flight tests at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC) in Atlantic City, New Jersey, are presented. The report concentrates on the radio navigation sensor errors and the resulting errors in position determination that are inherent in area navigation (RNAV) operation in the terminal area. Statistical data as well as distributions of the errors are presented. One-standard deviations of 1.5 degrees for very high frequency omnidirectional radio range (VOR) and 0.094 nautical mile for distance measuring equipment (DME) were computed from the flight test data. These statistics represent combined ground and airborne sensor errors.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Authors:
    • PURSEL, R H
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-76-113 Intrm Rpt., FAA-NA-76-26
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM