AN OPERATIONAL EVALUATION OF OMEGA FOR CIVIL AVIATION OCEANIC NAVIGATION

Interest in Omega navigation for satisfying oceanic air navigation requirements is rapidly increasing. In particular, Omega is under serious consideration by major airlines as a Loran-A replacement. This report describes a flight evaluation program performed from August 1975 to September 1976 on oceanic routes to Central and South America, and over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The primary objective of this work was to determine the operational reliability and suitability of Omega navigation for satisfying oceanic air navigation requirements. More than 300 hours of data were gathered, including data on the new stations Liberia, La Reunion, and Argentina. Omega was found to be a satisfactory Loran-A replacement, with adequate signal strengths and geometries in most areas evaluated. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Control, Incorporated

    260 Sheridan Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA  USA  94306
  • Authors:
    • Karkalik, F
    • Wischmeyer, E
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 278 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-77-65 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA75WA-3662
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM