SYNOPSIS OF COAST GUARD PLANS FOR RADIO AID TO NAVIGATION

The U. S. Coast Guard is improving and expanding LORAN-C service to the U. S. Coastal Confluence Zone and to the Great Lakes. Subsequently, LORAN-C usage will be extended to Harbors and Harbor Entrance Areas for precise navigation. All new LORAN-C stations will provide time and frequency information. LORAN-A will be phased-out completely by mid-1980. Radiobeacon service is being modestly expended with improvements in availablity and reliability and will continue to provide valuable service to recreational boaters and small commercial vessels for the foreseeable future. The OMEGA system, being installed by the U. S. Navy with Coast Guard and partner nation aassistance, now provides useful navigation service on many areas of the high seas. Verification of accuracy and service is in process. Seven of eight planned permanent stations are now in operation. The U. S. Coast Guard will eventually assume the U. S. Government's responsibilities for the management of OMEGA.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the 9th Annual OTC in Houston, Texas, Nay 2-5 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  45206
  • Authors:
    • Walker, W G
    • Protzman, W
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00158267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V2, OTC 2810 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM