Frequency spectrum utilization on a noninterference basis and publication of radio navigational transmission specifications are considered to be two important prerequisites for adoption of any system for global use. Differing national requirements and conflict between navigation for national security and for civilian purposes pose a significant challenge for national decisiveness and international cooperation. Two land based long range navigational systems, Loran-C and Omega are currently being implemented and in the future there exists a possibility for an operational global satellite navigation system, all of which suggest that now is the time for action. This paper addresses the need for publication of firm technical specifications of the Loran-C and Omega System and the need for definition of the frequency spectrum required by these navigational signal transmissions. The paper discusses specific technical areas needing attention prior to the World Administration Radio Conference to be held in Geneva in 1979 under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union.

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    • Paper presented at the International Navigational Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, August 3, 1976.
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    Institute of Navigation

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  • Authors:
    • Beukers, J M
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Accession Number: 00151987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Navigation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM